Graphics Card Reccomendation: Dell XPS 8500

Good Evening Folks!

My existing GPU (an AMD Radeon HD 7770) went kerplunk, so it's time for a new one. Looking for recommendations. Specs are as follows:

Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3770 3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.90 GHz


Hard Drives:

(1) Intel 730 Series 2.5" 480GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

(2) TOSHIBA PH3200U-1I72 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

RAM: 24 GB (2x8gb; 2x4gb)

I mostly play The Sims 3 (which my old GPU could barely handle) and World of Warcraft. But I would like some room to grow.

I'm considering GeForce GTX 970. (Looking to spend somewhere around $250 - $300ish) However, I have zero idea how to pick among them in regards to size, brand, etc, and which is best for me.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Upgrade your PSU first but you will be unlikely to get a GeForce GTX 970 in that price now unless you get it used (which isn't a problem if there is a reliable seller). But if you want to get a new card, wait for NVIDIA Pascal to come out.
    For the PSU, I would suggest a good EVGA 650W because that is more than enough and will be fine for the future.
    Unfortunately I can't link you to a good one right now because I'm writing this on an iPad and I'm away from my computer and copying and pasting is annoying as hell.
    Hope this helped.
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