I currently have a HTPC set up in the living room which I fancy turning into a bit of a console alternative but have not looked at graphics cards in years.
I built the computer earlier in the year with the following components
500 Watt PSU
(will probabaly add a cheap sata HDD for extra storage)
After looking at what I have I have decided I have 150w to spare on the GPU which does limit my options somewhat, I don’t really want to change the PSU yet. I've also decided to stick to AMD for future crossfire options. Another thing to consider is I had a go at the wife for spending money at the weekend and we both agreed to stop buying things we didn't need for a while (lol). I have narrowed it down to the R9 270 (which I can get used for £50ish) or a new RX 470 for around £175, so the question is do I spend £50 now on the 270 or exercise some patience and get a 470 in a few months? Given the system specs would I be wasting a 470 in it?