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2 years ago#1
I'm not looking to break the bank, so I was looking at HD7850s and 7870s. I'm thinking it's between one of those. Also looking at one of the 7870 (tahiti LEs aka "7930) But I'm a little concerned on power usage for the 7870 MYST. I'm using a 400W corsair PSU. Total system usage I'm seeing with the 7870 myst is low 300W under load. So I'm thinking about a pitcairn 7850 or 70.

Or should I just wait? My GTX460 still does alright but it's definately showing its age, especially with 768mb of memory. I havn't really played arma 3 at all because it just brings the gpu to its knees.

My specs are in my quote I think, except I upgraded ram to 8GB

So I have an i5 2500k and 8 GB of ram.
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2 years ago#2
AMD R9 270x.
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2 years ago#3
Isn't that essentially a 7870?

I'm just seeing prices of 210, without free shipping when I can get a 7870 for around 170 right now. Probably cheaper with the way sales have been on them.
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2 years ago#4
I found a corsair 600W PSU on newegg for 50, so I was thinking of getting that plus the 7870 myst. Hmmm not sure what to do.
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2 years ago#5
I'd wait a bit and get a 7950. Right now they're in the $200-$300 range mostly.

As for a new PSU, I'm not all that sure about those and how much power parts draw, but I do know what what you have (or will have if you get a 7850 or a 7950) that a good 500W PSU will be just fine.
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2 years ago#6
EVGA 500B goes on sale on NCIX all the time for 30 bucks (with mail-in rebate) and that's a kick butt cheap little power supply with all the modern connections and a bronze rating. It's geared towards single GPU though with one 8 pin and one 6 pin PCIe power connecter, although you could SLI/CF two lower end single 6 pin cards on it though. I bought one for my parents computer and it's a great little unit.

As for what GPU? I would personally wait for black friday. It's just around the corner and nvidia might drop the prices by then with AMD smashing them hard with price to performance right now.
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