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

Like stated above, if you have $500, what would you get and why?

P.S. Lets say you have a cramped case like the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147160
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  1. 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=N82E16817256071
    and a 7950
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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=N82E16817256071
    and a 7950
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026


    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)
  5. Yeah, modular definitely helps with cable management.
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. Look at a 7870myst. as well. A 7970 could be doable with barely under or over your 500 budget.
  9. Look at a 7870myst. as well. A 7970 could be doable with barely under or over your 500 budget.
  10. 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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