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June 29, 2013 5:46:16 AM

I have a CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply and I was wondering if I could get this GPU
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 29, 2013 5:52:22 AM

it depends on the other components of your system as well. However, the 7770 has very low power consumption and it should be ok. But again, post the rest of your components and whether you OC or not, then we can make proper assumptions.
but on GPU, it's quite expensive for what you get. for the same money you cen get the following, which is by far more powerful:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 29, 2013 6:07:43 AM

Unless you have some really heavy power consumption components elsewhere in your build that are out of the ordinary then that's absolutely fine.

Min requirements for the 7770 is 500w and for the 650Ti it's 400w however that's just the manufacturers covering themselves because the Ti is 110w and the 7770 is 80w but obviously you need more to power the whole system.

The 650Ti as stated is a better card though for that money, it's more comparable to the 7850 rather than the 7770.
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June 29, 2013 6:23:21 PM

adycopilu said:
it depends on the other components of your system as well. However, the 7770 has very low power consumption and it should be ok. But again, post the rest of your components and whether you OC or not, then we can make proper assumptions.
but on GPU, it's quite expensive for what you get. for the same money you cen get the following, which is by far more powerful:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ahh, okiedoke.
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And no. No OC'ng. Never felt the need.
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July 1, 2013 7:17:23 AM

nice rig :)  Your PSU should not sweat in such a configuration. But I would seriously look more into GPU choice, there are much better alternatives out there for ~$140, like amd 7790 or nvidia 650Ti. slightly over budget, but it's worth it (considering the large discount):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 2, 2013 10:34:04 PM

adycopilu said:
nice rig :)  Your PSU should not sweat in such a configuration. But I would seriously look more into GPU choice, there are much better alternatives out there for ~$140, like amd 7790 or nvidia 650Ti. slightly over budget, but it's worth it (considering the large discount):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Alright!
Yeah, I think I'll get the 650Ti. Thanks for the help :D 
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