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Next XMAS GPU Upgrade from 6870 - New PSU?

December 12, 2012 3:25:18 PM

Hey Guys, I'm currently running the XFX HD 6870 1GB and it's been great for games such as Crysis, COD, and Dishonored, but in games such as Battlefield 3 it will give me 40-50FPS. Now that's at 1280x1024. I'm getting a new 1080p monitor this Christmas, which leads me to believe I'll be getting 30-40FPS on BF3 Now! I've seen the 7870's, and the 660's which both look like good options, and I'm considering the Gigabyte 7870 As it has triple fans and should run cool. Or I could go for the MSI TF Version.
Now my question is should I upgrade my Xigmatek 500W PSU for this upgrade for Next year? I've calculated it to be 400W needed but with overclocking headroom from the pre-overclock, plus my extra fans in my case, will 500W be enough? Also will it fit in the CIT TEMPLAR Case?
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