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New casual gaming setup for my 5 year old 620 W modular PSU?

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February 17, 2013 8:26:41 PM

After more than five years of loyal service, my 8800 GT stopped working a couple of months ago. I am looking to buy a new card (and an SSD) within the next two weeks, but also have further upgrades in mind. Although I don't know when I will buy the rest of this new setup, I'd like to get a sense of what's up and down in computer hardware these days, as the newest component of my desktop is my two year old WiFi expansion card.

More concretely: Is there a setup (available today) that can run, say, Far Cry 3 fluently (>60 fps) at "decent" settings (keep in mind I haven't played new PC games in an eternity) in 1920x1200 - and at the same time be powered stably by my soon-to-be 6 year old Corsair HX620 PSU, which has worked fine for all of that time and which I would really rather not have to switch for another?*

Just a rough estimate would be appreciated.


TL;DR What kind of gaming setup could I power with my 5 year old Corsair HX620?
February 17, 2013 8:31:13 PM

wht is ur budget ?
February 17, 2013 8:35:03 PM

The most powerful single processor graphics card is the GTX 680

you wouldnt have any issues running one of those with even an old HX 620
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February 17, 2013 8:36:28 PM

langxtr said:
wht is ur budget ?

Never mind the budget, only the supply of power is important for now.
February 17, 2013 8:39:24 PM

If you have no budget then buy yourself a GTX 670 , or Radeon 7970

Either will work
February 17, 2013 8:39:46 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The most powerful single processor graphics card is the GTX 680

you wouldnt have any issues running one of those with even an old HX 620

What about running a fully upgraded system with hardware comparable to that card - or maybe not a system that powerful, but still in the high-end? The rest of the core components are as old as the 8800 GT was.
February 17, 2013 8:43:33 PM

modern systems use LESS power

and even your old system will be fine
February 17, 2013 8:48:09 PM

Okay, thanks. :) 
February 17, 2013 8:48:47 PM

i7 3770k
and 7870
run far cry real good compatable too
February 17, 2013 9:03:27 PM

langxtr said:
i7 3770k
and 7870
run far cry real good compatable too



Not this
way too much processor and not enough graphics card for the money

you'd either build with an
intel 2570K + Z77 motherboard + 7970 or GTX 670
or
AMD FX 8350 + 990FX motherboard + the same graphics cards
February 17, 2013 9:08:23 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Not this
way too much processor and not enough graphics card for the money

you'd either build with an
intel 2570K + Z77 motherboard + 7970 or GTX 670
or
AMD FX 8350 + 990FX motherboard + the same graphics cards

how abt a i5 3570k or i7 3770k
plus sli gtx 680 with z77 or crossfire 7970
can run all games maxed out
February 17, 2013 9:17:23 PM

I dont think anyone running a 1080p or 1200p monitor needs an SLI set up using top end graphics cards
A single GTX 670 will run all current games at decent or maximum settings
February 17, 2013 9:27:58 PM

The setup would not need to run it maxed out, though. And an 7870 is in the price range that I'd thought of spending on a GPU right now. As I said, I don't know when I'll buy the rest of the setup. Maybe I'll sell the card later on. Do you think, just as an example, that Far Cry 3 would look all right with a Radeon 7870 or GFX 660 (and comparable CPU and MB)?
February 17, 2013 9:29:32 PM

i5 3570k
Gigabyte HD 7950 oc
8GB Corsair XMS3
ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
can run far cry to all games 1920 1080p just as good as gtx 670 cheaper too for same performance amd multi screen support is better too
February 17, 2013 9:32:41 PM

EKR said:
The setup would not need to run it maxed out, though. And an 7870 is in the price range that I'd thought of spending on a GPU right now. As I said, I don't know when I'll buy the rest of the setup. Maybe I'll sell the card later on. Do you think, just as an example, that Far Cry 3 would look all right with a Radeon 7870 or GFX 660 (and comparable CPU and MB)?

far cry max out on 7870 or 660ti
better 7870 cause its cheaper and gives overall same performance ......
February 17, 2013 9:49:21 PM

My standards, like I said, are probably not very high. I'll likely just go with the 7870. Thank you for all your replies.
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