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Can my computer handle the GTX 760?

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August 13, 2013 7:00:54 AM

I have a HP Envy and i'm looking to get a new GPU so I saved up for the GTX 760. Will my computer be able to handle that GPU? I also know I need a new PSU I will put all the info down.

Computer:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

GPU:http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperClocked-Dual-Link-Graph...

Im looking to get this: PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advanced for any response! :) 
August 13, 2013 7:13:45 AM

The PSU you're buying can definitely handle the video card, as can the mobo/CPU. My only concern would be with system cooling, as the 760's are somewhat high temperature cards. You may need a case with better cooling options as well.
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August 13, 2013 7:16:37 AM

I think you are good.
Since your case does not have great cooling, I might suggest a card with a direct exhaust cooler like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I prefer graphics cards with a reference type direct exhaust double slot cooler.

They get the heat directly out of the case.
Other coolers do a good job in an open test bed of getting heat off of the gpu chip.
But then they dump the heat back into the case where case cooling has th deal with it.

That heats up both the gpu AND the cpu.

Not good.
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August 13, 2013 7:19:09 AM

chances are you will need a psu upgrade but other than that it should just plug in and work.
if you only have a dual core then i would say pick a lower end solution to make sure your system is balanced. its better to play games at slightly lower settings and have steady fps than have a massivley overpowered gfx solution that gives 250 fps but bounces down to 20 fps every 5 seconds due to a cpu bottleneck.
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August 13, 2013 7:25:45 AM

geofelt said:
I think you are good.
Since your case does not have great cooling, I might suggest a card with a direct exhaust cooler like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I prefer graphics cards with a reference type direct exhaust double slot cooler.

They get the heat directly out of the case.
Other coolers do a good job in an open test bed of getting heat off of the gpu chip.
But then they dump the heat back into the case where case cooling has th deal with it.

That heats up both the gpu AND the cpu.

Not good.


Oh ok I will keep that in mind but will the MSI GTX 760 have the same problem?
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August 13, 2013 7:26:40 AM

HEXiT said:
chances are you will need a psu upgrade but other than that it should just plug in and work.
if you only have a dual core then i would say pick a lower end solution to make sure your system is balanced. its better to play games at slightly lower settings and have steady fps than have a massivley overpowered gfx solution that gives 250 fps but bounces down to 20 fps every 5 seconds due to a cpu bottleneck.


I have the Intel I5 quad core so will it have any problems?
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August 13, 2013 7:31:15 AM

none at all with that card... like i said its only really a concern if you were using a lower end entry level dual core.
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August 13, 2013 7:31:29 AM

Darkinferno130 said:
geofelt said:
I think you are good.
Since your case does not have great cooling, I might suggest a card with a direct exhaust cooler like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I prefer graphics cards with a reference type direct exhaust double slot cooler.

They get the heat directly out of the case.
Other coolers do a good job in an open test bed of getting heat off of the gpu chip.
But then they dump the heat back into the case where case cooling has th deal with it.

That heats up both the gpu AND the cpu.

Not good.


Oh ok I will keep that in mind but will the MSI GTX 760 have the same problem?

It depends on the model.
If you prefer MSI, here is a direct exhaust version:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Here is the fan type cooler version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is factory overclocked by 7%
The evga unit I linked is factory overclocked by 10%. That is the same OC as the one you originally linked.
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August 13, 2013 7:34:44 AM

Nothing to worry about 3470+760+xfx550w is a awesome system.

Just keep in mind the advice of geofelt as the branded pcs dont have good cooling ur card may die, that exhaust cooler is good for ur case
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August 13, 2013 7:37:58 AM

Raheel Hasan said:
Nothing to worry about 3470+760+xfx550w is a awesome system.

Just keep in mind the advice of geofelt as the branded pcs dont have good cooling ur card may die, that exhaust cooler is good for ur case


Oh ok so I'll get the card he recommended but will the card have less FPS and If it does can you recommend a good GPU around the same price
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August 13, 2013 7:45:16 AM

Do not worry much about a graphics card failing due to heat. They do run hot, but are built to tolerate heat.
They might get noisy if heat is a problem and the cooling fan spins up.
If things get dangerously hot, the card will slow down to reduce heat, but will not fail.

The msi TF you linked has been overclocked about 1% higher than the evga superclocked.
That difference is only detectable with a synthetic benchmark.
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