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If you have ~500 dollars (US) what PSU and Graphics card would you get?

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a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2013 9:17:26 PM

be more specific like what model case you have....

other than that, cooling is not a problem anymore and wont be because of the efficiency since sandy bridge and 6xx/7xxx.

even custom water cooled gpu's dont mean anything anymore since all these newest boosted versions of the current gen cards are voltage locked for now until someone finds a way past that.

just wait for nvidia to release their new stuff in like a month and then you should be able to get a 7970 for like $329 or less and get a simple but good reviewed 600w-650w $60-70 power supply and save the extra money. by the end of the year 1440p monitors will be at $299

4k res power from a gpu is still about 2 years away, even a single titan cant handle 4k, but.... look to see a few 4k hdtv's this holiday season pushed commercially as the new big thing.
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a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2013 9:32:42 PM

Yeah, you should wait for the next gen cards to come out. It might drive prices down a bit, and the 780 is coming out in 5 days anyways.
May 18, 2013 9:47:32 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Cramped? I have that case, it's easy to get anything you want. Anyways, I would get something like this
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
and a 7950
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


nikoli707 said:
be more specific like what model case you have....

other than that, cooling is not a problem anymore and wont be because of the efficiency since sandy bridge and 6xx/7xxx.

even custom water cooled gpu's dont mean anything anymore since all these newest boosted versions of the current gen cards are voltage locked for now until someone finds a way past that.

just wait for nvidia to release their new stuff in like a month and then you should be able to get a 7970 for like $329 or less and get a simple but good reviewed 600w-650w $60-70 power supply and save the extra money. by the end of the year 1440p monitors will be at $299

4k res power from a gpu is still about 2 years away, even a single titan cant handle 4k, but.... look to see a few 4k hdtv's this holiday season pushed commercially as the new big thing.


lt_dan_zsu said:
Yeah, you should wait for the next gen cards to come out. It might drive prices down a bit, and the 780 is coming out in 5 days anyways.


5 days? Oh i will wait then :D  and yeah my redbone kinda feels a bit cramped, or maybe i just have a crappy cable management lol. Should I get a modular PSU like the XFX 750w Black edition (if i do get some extra after i buy a card)
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2013 9:49:03 PM

Yeah, modular definitely helps with cable management.
May 18, 2013 9:49:15 PM

nikoli707 said:
be more specific like what model case you have....

other than that, cooling is not a problem anymore and wont be because of the efficiency since sandy bridge and 6xx/7xxx.

even custom water cooled gpu's dont mean anything anymore since all these newest boosted versions of the current gen cards are voltage locked for now until someone finds a way past that.

just wait for nvidia to release their new stuff in like a month and then you should be able to get a 7970 for like $329 or less and get a simple but good reviewed 600w-650w $60-70 power supply and save the extra money. by the end of the year 1440p monitors will be at $299

4k res power from a gpu is still about 2 years away, even a single titan cant handle 4k, but.... look to see a few 4k hdtv's this holiday season pushed commercially as the new big thing.


Oh wow, i never imagined getting a 7970. Well i guess i'll wait for a month or two if there will be any drop on the prices. If not maybe i'll get a 7870/7950.
May 18, 2013 9:50:45 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Yeah, modular definitely helps with cable management.


Alright. Oh yeah, how long have you had your sapphire 7950? Are there any things that I should be worried about? (Heat etc)
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2013 9:52:24 PM

Look at a 7870myst. as well. A 7970 could be doable with barely under or over your 500 budget.
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2013 9:52:25 PM

Look at a 7870myst. as well. A 7970 could be doable with barely under or over your 500 budget.
May 18, 2013 9:58:39 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Look at a 7870myst. as well. A 7970 could be doable with barely under or over your 500 budget.


I don't really like the reviews for the 7870 myst lol. Temp issues and such. 7950 might be alright i guess.
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