Graphics card dilemma

Hello,
I am looking to upgrade my computer, I am looking to get a new GPU. Not really sure which to get though here are my current specs:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K @ 3.50 GHz
Mobo: ASUS P8P67
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
OS: Windows 7 (x64)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

The price range is somewhere around 217 pounds max.
I am looking for a card that can play skyrim fully modded with a soild 40 to 60 fps. Now obviously if that isn't possible i want to get as close to that as i can with the money i've got to spend.
My monitor is a Packard Bell Maestro223DXL at 1920x1080 resi.
Thanks in advance,
Erik.
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  1. Sunius said:


    Thank you mate. Quick question though... Will my power supply be adequate to power my system if i get that? My power supply is a 500 watt.
  2. If it's from a quality brand, it will work without problems. However, if the 500 watt label is fake, I can't guarantee anything :). Tell me the model!
  3. Hey, do you already have that i7? If not, you can save yourself a fair bit by getting an i5. The only difference between the two is hyperthreading, which games don't use anyways.
  4. Sunius said:
    If it's from a quality brand, it will work without problems. However, if the 500 watt label is fake, I can't guarantee anything :). Tell me the model!

    It says "cooler master RS-500-PCAP-J3 on it"
    The closest to it I could find is this one (its an A3 instead of J3.. not really sure what the difference is.. probably just that one of them is a newer model):
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3738
  5. DarkSable said:
    Hey, do you already have that i7? If not, you can save yourself a fair bit by getting an i5. The only difference between the two is hyperthreading, which games don't use anyways.

    I already have everything stated above.
  6. Darn it, that power supply unit won't cut it. I wouldn't use it to power up HD 7950. I guess that 217 pounds budget is with power supply unit included? Something like this would be able to power up the card without any problems:

    http://www.cclonline.com/product/55411/P1-450S-XXB9/Power-Supplies/XFX-Pro-450W-Power-Supply-Unit-Core-Edition-/PSU0202/
  7. Sunius said:
    If it's from a quality brand, it will work without problems. However, if the 500 watt label is fake, I can't guarantee anything :). Tell me the model!

    Wondering if it is worth paying 22 pounds more for the overclocked FX-795A-TDBC at 900 MHz instead of 800 MHz... what do you think?

    EDIT:
    Hmmm well i think i can spare the extra money for the power supply... but im curious as to why it can't power my system? it says 500 watt, but i guess there is something im not seeing?

    I am looking to get it the cheapest possible from a danish store, if I buy it from a UK store I don't get free shipping which makes it more expensive than the danish stores; would any of these powersupplies work?:
  8. Your current power supply has only one power connector. It also has only 18 amperes on 12 volt raid, which is really not much for a 500 watt unit - the one I recommended has 34A. In other words, the label is lying.

    I don't think it's worth paying extra for overclocked one.

    Could you give me a direct link to that shop? I'll find the best deal for you.
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