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Will my 650W PSU be enough to power my system if I purchase a Radeon HD 7870?

Question by Kevin from Zaire | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Oct 18 2012 10:50 PM CDT

I want to know if my 650W power supply will hold up?

I've got the following:

  • Core i5 3570
  • Cougar 650W CM PSU
  • 8GB DDR2 1333
  • 3 HDD's and a CD Rom
  • A PCI Wifi card
  • Cooler Master Gemini II S524

I want to buy a GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD as it is on special, but want to know if my little 650W power supply will be able to handle all of this.

I have $450 to spend on my PC, should I spend it all on a GPU or split it with a GPU and SSD?

Question by Nate from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Mon, Oct 15 2012 5:22 PM CDT

I am an avid PC gamer. I have approximately $450 to do an immediate upgrade. I currently have an old 8600gts and a standard 512GB 7200RPM HDD. I try, as much as my current card will let me, to game at 1920x1080. Should I go all out on the video card and get a nice GTX 670? Or should I split the cash up and get a GTX 660 Ti and a 240GB SSD (since there are outrageous deals just about every day on SSDs)?

I want to replace my GeForce GTX 480 with something faster - suggestions?

Question by Russell from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Oct 10 2012 10:58 PM CDT

I have a KFA GTX 480 Anarchy GPU. This card is faster than the reference 480 cards. My motherboard is a Sabertooth X58. My psu is a Corsair HX750

I would like to know what would be a good replacement GPU that will allow me to either get better results from 1 or 2 cards. I can't afford 2 GPUs straight off so my budget would be around 350 tops.

Which GPU should I get? An AMD Radeon HD 7770, HD6850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 for FPS gaming?

Question by Rudolf from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Tue, Oct 9 2012 7:03 PM CDT

I'm a new person to the world of gaming, and I wanted to buy a pc because i wanna play games like SC2, BF3, Skyrim, Fallout, maybe COD, and another bunch of games. I know which processor and components to choose, question is which Graphics card shall i choose? I was looking maybe for a HD7770 or a HD6850 or a GTX650. Also i wanna know which model (brand)?

Should I upgrade my GeForce GTX 460 SLI setup to a single, faster GPU on my 1080p setup?

Question by Woody from Israel | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Sep 17 2012 9:18 PM CDT

Should I upgrade my GTX 460 SLI (1GB each) cards to a newer gen card?

I overclock both cards constantly to 100MHz higher than stock to gain a bit more performance in newer games. I'd obviously like better performance! But I haven't seen any benching of my cards versus newer ones. That's to be expected, and I can compare to 560s or something anyway. But I don't have a definite idea of what's best to choose.

I run a 1080p monitor, and have an i7 920 @ 2.67GHz.

Any help would be great!

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