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MSI GeForce GTX 760, will it work with my computer?

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August 1, 2013 11:13:12 AM

I have an Asus CM6730-US005S, and I was wondering if the new MSI GeForce GTX 760 graphics card will, first of all, fit in my computer, and second, will work on my computer. Thanks!
August 1, 2013 11:19:06 AM

It MIGHT fit.. You need to measure for clearance length-wise.. As for working? Yes, as long as you get a new power supply, 500w minimum, gold rated or higher preferably.
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August 1, 2013 11:51:29 AM

Thanks for the help! What about the GTX 660 (not the Ti), will that fit and will that require a new PSU?
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August 1, 2013 12:00:00 PM

With your current system? ANY GPU upgrade will require a PSU upgrade. That is by no means a gaming PC you have. As far as size, the 760 should fit as long as you get the shortest one you can find. Actually.. After looking around this one would absolutely fit, and I think its shorter than most of the 660s.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 1, 2013 12:00:17 PM

Yes you'd still need a new powersupply. Here's a handy dandy system wattage minimums guide for graphic cards. It's not the most accurate because they tried to account for a wide range of systems

http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/power-requirements-...

But I find it's a good reference.

For a 300w powersupply you'd need some veeeery weak. I highly recommend buying a powersupply if you want any sort of real graphics power
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August 4, 2013 10:59:23 PM

Alright, regarding the power supply with cpu, no one really seems to mention how much power the processor consumes. i have a 3rd gen i5 (3350p). how much power will that consume in watts?
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August 5, 2013 5:48:51 AM

Really wouldn't make a difference if it was a 3770k or your 3350p. A good 600w PSU will be plenty for your CPU and a GTX 760, especially that Asus one I linked which only uses a single 6 pin power connector.
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August 5, 2013 9:38:06 AM

Alright, thanks! what about an Asus GTX 650 Ti? Would a 500w PSU be enough for my processor and the GTX 650 Ti?
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August 5, 2013 9:40:08 AM

nfskyosho85 said:
Alright, thanks! what about an Asus GTX 650 Ti? Would a 500w PSU be enough for my processor and the GTX 650 Ti?


A good 500w powersupply would not only be able to run a 650ti but also a 760

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's what I use for reference for this type of question
http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/power-requirements-...
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August 5, 2013 10:18:25 AM

Christian Angelo said:
nfskyosho85 said:
Alright, thanks! what about an Asus GTX 650 Ti? Would a 500w PSU be enough for my processor and the GTX 650 Ti?


A good 500w powersupply would not only be able to run a 650ti but also a 760

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's what I use for reference for this type of question
http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/power-requirements-...


Thanks, Mr. Angelo! Sorry i'm switching back and forth between graphics cards. Unfortunately, I don't have too much money to spend on a PSU and a graphics card, so the GTX 650 Ti is probably going to be the card that I will buy.
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August 5, 2013 10:34:09 AM

nfskyosho85 said:
Christian Angelo said:
nfskyosho85 said:
Alright, thanks! what about an Asus GTX 650 Ti? Would a 500w PSU be enough for my processor and the GTX 650 Ti?


A good 500w powersupply would not only be able to run a 650ti but also a 760

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's what I use for reference for this type of question
http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/power-requirements-...


Thanks, Mr. Angelo! Sorry i'm switching back and forth between graphics cards. Unfortunately, I don't have too much money to spend on a PSU and a graphics card, so the GTX 650 Ti is probably going to be the card that I will buy.


650ti is a decent card, and it will likely fit in your case a bit easier than the 760.

Happy building!
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August 8, 2013 11:12:14 AM

So, what about a GIGABYTE GTX 660 OC 2GB? Will 500w be enough, or would it burn up the PSU?
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August 8, 2013 11:19:37 AM

Alright thanks. But still, wouldn't the other components need power?
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August 8, 2013 11:26:50 AM

nfskyosho85 said:
Alright thanks. But still, wouldn't the other components need power?


This list is the minimum recommended power for the entire system with the card, NOT just he card itself.
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August 8, 2013 11:30:29 AM

Awesome, so why do people go with 600w PSUs even when they just have one card that takes up 450w?
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August 8, 2013 11:41:28 AM

nfskyosho85 said:
Awesome, so why do people go with 600w PSUs even when they just have one card that takes up 450w?


Partially because they may have a big idea to sli one day...and never do. Or misinformation. Although I wouldn't go below the list I linked, on some systems especially ones that have cpu's that don't hog as much of power could probably go a little lower than that.

And haveing a little more power wont doing anything bad to your system and people usually want to play it safe.
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August 8, 2013 6:30:08 PM

Christian Angelo said:
nfskyosho85 said:
Awesome, so why do people go with 600w PSUs even when they just have one card that takes up 450w?


Partially because they may have a big idea to sli one day...and never do. Or misinformation. Although I wouldn't go below the list I linked, on some systems especially ones that have cpu's that don't hog as much of power could probably go a little lower than that.

And haveing a little more power wont doing anything bad to your system and people usually want to play it safe.


There is also the fact that PSU's are the most efficient at 50% load. Also, personally, I would not want to run a 500W system on a 550W PSU. My preference for a system that maxes out at 400W load would be a 600W PSU.
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