Also, will I have enough watts for it? I have 460w in total. Also, im looking for a fairly cheap card around the $140 - 180 mark. Also I was wondering if I should get 1gb or 2gb graphics memory.
Man what's the problem with the card I suggested? Sapphire is much better than powercolor also the sapphire card is a GHz Edition card which is faster than the normal HD 7870. The sapphire card has 2GB of video memory, core clock of 1000 mhzof power color against 1050MHZ of sapphire. Here's the link again http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Issue is the price, I am going to be buying this card next year and $240 is a bit steep for me.
When are you going to buy the card? If you are buying it after February I'll tell you to wait until march because in march AMD will unveil their HD 8000 series high end cards then the price will even gO lower.
You can make the card work using your power supply. Wait for the msi card to become less than $200.
Also have you considered getting a used hd 7950 or 7970, when the hd 8000 series will be released many hardcore gamers will sell their 7000 series cards and get 8000 series. So when the stocks are high the price will automatically be less.
I don`t feel conformable having that low of a power supply and not even meeting the minimum requirements. Alot of people in other forums are telling me I should upgrade even though I do meet the minimum. So yea, I think i`ll be looking for a different card, unless you can maybe show me someone uses a card that they don`t have enough watts and they use if for more then 1 year.
Your PSU can handle the HD 7850 just fine if you are still worried get a Hd 7770 that will run in your system with enough watts left for another HD 7770. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=549 at the bottom of the chart there is a load power consumption OCCT. Both the cards require less power to run. And both the cards will be supported by your PSU.