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upgrade from gtx 460 to gtx 770 4gb

I use my computer (specs below) to fly FSX on Vatsim and it does a fairly good job, however I get some artifacts and microstutters from time to time and I was thinking of upgrading my GPU. I want to purchase a video card I can use in a future computer to fly on P3D. I'm looking at a GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB.

My thought is, I can buy and use the GTX 770 in my current computer and when I purchase a newer one, put the GTX 460 in the older computer and sell it, then put the GTX 770 in the newer computer.

Any advice or suggestions? I want to make sure the 770 will work in the current computer.

i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache) - OC'd through the jumpers on the motherboard to 4.1
Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1366] Standard 120mm Fan
6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1600 - Corsair Brand
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 1GB - Single Card
[SLI] MSI X58 PRO-E Motherboard
700 Watt – Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-Bit
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  1. Wow didn't know they still made jumpered boards that's pretty cool.

    Your power supply should be good enough but I don't know what brand you have so I can't say for sure.
    You will see an improvement with the 770 and it will switch your bottleneck over to your CPU since FSX is such a CPU intensive game.
  2. Hah! I see you read the fine print. The power supply isn't the best. A Xion, XON-700P12N. Might have to update that too!?
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    bobterri said:
    Hah! I see you read the fine print. The power supply isn't the best. A Xion, XON-700P12N. Might have to update that too!?


    I would recommend it. You always want to have a solid tier 1 or 2 PSU because they last longer, provide cleaner power, and are far less likely to damage anything else if they do stop working. Cheaper PSU have a habit of taking whole systems with them quite regularly.

    Unfortunately yours is a tier 5 and should probably be replaced as soon as possible (link also has basic tier explanation)
    http://eggxpert.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware/f/135081/t/45344.aspx

    I recommend replacing with something like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
  4. Thx. I appreciate the info.
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