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Please help me choose a graphics card for my pc build.

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I'm building my first pc and I have every single part except the graphics card. Reason why is I keep changing my mind and can't decide. 

 


 

Yes I know I'm an idiot for getting a 550W PSU, I wasn't thinking and I'm kicking myself for not going bigger 

 

Pretty much I can only have a graphics card that can go up to 350W 

 

My max budget for a graphics card is $310.00. I do want ultra high settings for all the games I play which include

 

-Spintires

 

-BeamNG.Drive

 

-Need for Speed: Most Wanted

 

-Black ops 2

 

- Car Mechanic Simulator 2015

 

- Mx vs ATV: Reflex

 

-Automation - The Car Company Tycoon Game

 

-Black ops 3 (when it comes out) 

 

and future games. 

 

*Note I'm only using a 720P Vizio T.V.

 

 

Here's the graphics card I was going to get: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100362vxsr

 

So would it be worth it buying a 650/750W PSU so I can use this graphics card? Or is the 550W enough? I haven't checked yet and plus I will not be doing any over clocking.

 

 

Thanks

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No problem with going for a 550W PSU. At least it's good quality. 

 

You can go for a 390 for around $30 more and it will outperform the 290 by a fair bit 

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9390gaming8g

 

Or this one for $14 more than the 290 

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr93908gbd5ppdhe

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A vaporX 290 would be absolutely sick, but yeah you'll want to upgrade your PSU to 650w before that. If thats not possible, either a GTX 770 or R9 280x


CPU: Intel i5-2400 Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z RAM: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz GPU: Sapphire R9 280x Tri-X Case Corsair Obsidian Series 350D PSU: EVGA 500w 80+ Certified

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No problem with going for a 550W PSU. At least it's good quality. 

first a 550w psu should be fine

 

Max TDP of 290 is nearly 300w... A 550w PSU would be cutting it kinda close unless its maybe gold or platinum


CPU: Intel i5-2400 Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z RAM: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz GPU: Sapphire R9 280x Tri-X Case Corsair Obsidian Series 350D PSU: EVGA 500w 80+ Certified

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R9 380, if you can spare a few extra dollars a r9 390 will perform better then a GTX 970


 

 

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Max TDP of 290 is nearly 300w... A 550w PSU would be cutting it kinda close unless its maybe gold or platinum

should be fine seeing as it is a 80+ gold psu


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550W PSU is enough for any single GPU card out there.

Get R9 390 and if that is out of budget get R9 290.

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should be fine seeing as it is a 80+ gold psu

275 w for the 390. Leaving 275w for the rest of the system, which is plenty. Especially with a good PSU like he's got. 

 

Completely skipped over the "gold" my b

 

EDIT: My suggestion is the EVGA GTX 970, but if thats too expensive then perhaps the Sapphire Nitro 390x


CPU: Intel i5-2400 Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z RAM: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz GPU: Sapphire R9 280x Tri-X Case Corsair Obsidian Series 350D PSU: EVGA 500w 80+ Certified

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Max TDP of 290 is nearly 300w... A 550w PSU would be cutting it kinda close unless its maybe gold or platinum

he will be fine. It's a quality Seasonic gold unit

 

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