Will my rig run 7950?

Hi,

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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  1. 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
  2. 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?
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