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What is the best nVidia GPU I can buy with this setup?

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June 4, 2013 12:02:47 PM

Plain and simple I want to buy the best possible GPU with this setup:

- Intel i7 3820 Processor running @ 3.8ghz
- Liquid CPU Cooling System 120mm Fan
- 16GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X
- NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti - 2GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 1071MHz
- ASUS P9X79 LE - 2x USB 3.0 MOBO
- 180 GB Intel 330 SSD
- 1 TB Hard Drive 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
- 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2

Can I get either of the new 700 series cards? The PSU is brand new and I really don't want to buy a new one. I know Corsair makes arguably the best PSU's so I'm thinking this 500w might crank out more power than it claims?

I don't want to risk screwing up my computer but I want to get the BEST possible card I can with this setup. The card must be nVidia because the game I play supports those cards the best.

I'll be playing 1920x1080 resolution.


Thanks everyone.

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June 4, 2013 12:13:15 PM

Nvidia recommend a 600w PSU for a single 770 so I think you might be pushing your luck a bit, the 760 might work though and that should be available soon.
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June 4, 2013 12:13:25 PM

with a 500W PSu the max i would get its the GTX 670 (170W TDP). The new gtx 770 has a 230W TDp.
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June 4, 2013 12:16:16 PM

corsair does make a great psu, but that one is the cx, which is the budget sector of corsair psus. its not bad but i doubt its putting out much more than 500w.

at that you will be cutting it very close to power a 770, if at all. i wouldnt try it

heres something you can use to reference how much power you would use:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
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June 4, 2013 12:19:01 PM

carowden said:
corsair does make a great psu, but that one is the cx, which is the budget sector of corsair psus. its not bad but i doubt its putting out much more than 500w.

at that you will be cutting it very close to power a 770, if at all. i wouldnt try it

heres something you can use to reference how much power you would use:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


Those calculators always overestimate and I suspect its because they are sponsored by the sellers of PSU's.
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June 4, 2013 12:29:12 PM

Is my best bet to wait for the 760 to release? I heard that one might not release until August or later...
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June 4, 2013 12:31:58 PM

Mousemonkey said:
carowden said:
corsair does make a great psu, but that one is the cx, which is the budget sector of corsair psus. its not bad but i doubt its putting out much more than 500w.

at that you will be cutting it very close to power a 770, if at all. i wouldnt try it

heres something you can use to reference how much power you would use:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


Those calculators always overestimate and I suspect its because they are sponsored by the sellers of PSU's.


Calculators are suppose to overestimate. You never want to cut it close when it comes to your PSU
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June 4, 2013 12:35:25 PM

merlot22 said:
Is my best bet to wait for the 760 to release? I heard that one might not release until August or later...

The latest I have heard is mid-late June, so we should know more over the coming weeks.
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June 4, 2013 12:36:16 PM

The last rumour I saw was that the 760Ti was going to be released at the 2013 Computex Taipei trade show which is in two days time.
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June 4, 2013 12:44:11 PM

Just going by the Nvidia spec sheets on GeForce.com the best card you can get that requires a 500 watt PSU is the GTX 670. Anything above that will require more power. A nice GTX 670 would suit your system just fine. Also, if the trends continue, the GTX 760 Ti will need more power than a GTX 670, while not performing that much better. It will be cheaper though.

Since you have an overclocked system, it's wise to respect the minimum power requirements and not push an inadequate power supply too much beyond its limits.
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June 4, 2013 2:33:52 PM

17seconds said:
Just going by the Nvidia spec sheets on GeForce.com the best card you can get that requires a 500 watt PSU is the GTX 670. Anything above that will require more power. A nice GTX 670 would suit your system just fine. Also, if the trends continue, the GTX 760 Ti will need more power than a GTX 670, while not performing that much better. It will be cheaper though.

Since you have an overclocked system, it's wise to respect the minimum power requirements and not push an inadequate power supply too much beyond its limits.



Thanks for the help everyone. Looks like I'll wait for the 760 Ti to come out. I'm also considering buying a new PSU and going all out on a beast card. Is it possible for me to be bottle-necked by my other components or can I literally just get any GPU and have maximum performance?
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June 4, 2013 3:18:02 PM

merlot22 said:
17seconds said:
Just going by the Nvidia spec sheets on GeForce.com the best card you can get that requires a 500 watt PSU is the GTX 670. Anything above that will require more power. A nice GTX 670 would suit your system just fine. Also, if the trends continue, the GTX 760 Ti will need more power than a GTX 670, while not performing that much better. It will be cheaper though.

Since you have an overclocked system, it's wise to respect the minimum power requirements and not push an inadequate power supply too much beyond its limits.



Thanks for the help everyone. Looks like I'll wait for the 760 Ti to come out. I'm also considering buying a new PSU and going all out on a beast card. Is it possible for me to be bottle-necked by my other components or can I literally just get any GPU and have maximum performance?

Looks bottleneck-proof to me.
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June 4, 2013 3:56:33 PM

Thanks again
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