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Will my rig run 7950?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 15, 2012 6:55:10 PM


After a couple of days of researching different graphic cards I finally decided I'm going to go for the Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X (it'll be my Christmas present :D  ) but I'm a little concerned about whether my PSU will hold it just fine. My setup goes as follows:

Motherboard: Foxconn H77M-S
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz
RAM: 4 x DDR3 ASint 4GB 1333 BUS speed
PSU: CWT GPA500T 500w
HDD_1: 117GB Seagate ST3120213AS ATA Device (SATA)
HDD_2: 1954GB Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 ATA Device (SATA)
OS: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Any insights? Also I'm entirely open for recommendations as to any other GPUs I should/could get. Budget is around £230 (I might be able to stretch it just a little)

I will be playing most recent games, more specifically: Assassin's Creed 3, Max Payne 3, Far Cry 3 and the likes.
Another thing worth mentioning is my VGA monitor has a resolution of 1440x900 and I have no intentions of upgrading it (just for now)

Thanks in advance ;) 

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December 15, 2012 7:06:12 PM

7950 is a very fast card and you woukd be able to max out wverything in that price the minimum recoemnded psu for the7950 is 500w so that worries me
December 15, 2012 7:11:29 PM

Yeah that's what got me sweating. But since the resolution isn't that big and I'm not planning to overclock the card at all, would it still be that much of a problem?