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Need help in choosing new GPU for my system

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December 7, 2012 2:31:01 AM

Hi all,

So about a week ago my gpu fan died (a GEforce gt430) and figured now is a good time to upgrade but I have a couple of concerns the biggest being if my psu can handle a new or upgraded card (not 100% sure how it works). These are my specs

PSU: ISO 480pp 420w max, single 12v rail at 18a (fairly sure)
Motherboard: Foxconn H67Mv
Ram: 8 gigs
CPU: Intel i5-2400
OS: Win-7 64bit

So far i've considered the GTX 550 ti as well as the ATI Radeon 5770 and 5750. I'm willing to upgrade my PSU if you think it's greatly beneficial/crucial. I don't intend to overclock and my budget is somewhat strict at a maximum of $250 (less would be very nice). I intend to use the new gpu for mostly single-player gaming so something that can run a modern game at mid-high levels with good fps would be awesome.

Let me know if you need any more information,
Thanks in advance! :D 

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December 7, 2012 6:27:45 AM

I would definitely upgrade my psu if I was you, i would recommend a corsair tx650v2 since it is at 650w and you get 5 year warranty. Then I would go for whatever your preference is amd or nvidia, if it is amd you want I would go for a 7870 or 7970. And if it is amd you want get it from sapphire they are the best
December 7, 2012 7:30:14 AM

EasyTransfer said:
I would definitely upgrade my psu if I was you, i would recommend a corsair tx650v2 since it is at 650w and you get 5 year warranty. Then I would go for whatever your preference is amd or nvidia, if it is amd you want I would go for a 7870 or 7970. And if it is amd you want get it from sapphire they are the best


Thanks a lot, I'll certainly consider it :) 
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