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Buying a GTX670-DC2-2GD5

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August 26, 2014 3:24:42 PM

This is my first time buying a new GPU and I need some help. I'm currently looking into buying http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GTX670DC22GD5/

Here are my specs:

System Model
Dell Inc. Inspiron 560 00
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Processor
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board
Board: Dell Inc. 018D1Y A00
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A04 07/02/2010

Power Supply & Port
DC Output max at 300W
PCI Express 2.0

Monitor
IN1920 47 cm (18.5")W HD Monitor (http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-in1920/pd)

How do I know if it's compatible? Is this compatible?

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August 26, 2014 3:35:24 PM

You'll definitely need a new power supply that OEM 300w unit isn't going to cut it for a gtx 670. Also the CPU is going to be a big bottleneck.
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August 26, 2014 3:41:17 PM

bignastyid said:
You'll definitely need a new power supply that OEM 300w unit isn't going to cut it for a gtx 670. Also the CPU is going to be a big bottleneck.


Do you mind me asking, how do you know this? I'm not questioning your integrity, I'm only trying to understand because I don't want to end up posting a bunch of GPUs and asking you guys for replies each time. Lol.

EDIT: maybe a recommendation?
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August 26, 2014 3:52:49 PM

Nvidia suggests a PSU with atleast 30a on the 12v rail and I highly doubt your OEM 300w unit has 30a(360w) on the 12v rail. That GTX 670 can use 200w by itself. Without a PSu upgrade the best card you can get is a GTX 750 Ti(pick a model that doesn't require a 6-pin pci-e power connector). But even a 750Ti is going to be bottlenecked by that aged dual core cpu.
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August 26, 2014 3:54:40 PM

Tycox94 said:
bignastyid said:
You'll definitely need a new power supply that OEM 300w unit isn't going to cut it for a gtx 670. Also the CPU is going to be a big bottleneck.


Do you mind me asking, how do you know this? I'm not questioning your integrity, I'm only trying to understand because I don't want to end up posting a bunch of GPUs and asking you guys for replies each time. Lol.

EDIT: maybe a recommendation?



just look at all the specs for a high end graphics card. a gtx 670 will need at least 500 watts. dont think bignastyid is lying one bit becasue he is not look here

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

i would recommend 600 watts becasue it gives you a little more room for your system to breathe. and i am sure every one else who knows what they are doing will believe me too. here is a good power supply that will last with out breaking the bank.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...
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August 26, 2014 4:04:03 PM

Ryan Reynolds said:
Tycox94 said:
bignastyid said:
You'll definitely need a new power supply that OEM 300w unit isn't going to cut it for a gtx 670. Also the CPU is going to be a big bottleneck.


Do you mind me asking, how do you know this? I'm not questioning your integrity, I'm only trying to understand because I don't want to end up posting a bunch of GPUs and asking you guys for replies each time. Lol.

EDIT: maybe a recommendation?



just look at all the specs for a high end graphics card. a gtx 670 will need at least 500 watts. dont think bignastyid is lying one bit becasue he is not look here

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

i would recommend 600 watts becasue it gives you a little more room for your system to breathe. and i am sure every one else who knows what they are doing will believe me too. here is a good power supply that will last with out breaking the bank.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...


Have you ever used a CX unit? The reviews are good as they run great out of the gate, but they use cheap capacitors that after awhile start to have issues. I have used 5 of them in builds I have done and 4 of them failed around the 1yr mark(I didnlt give the 5th a chance to failed before shelving it. Im not the only one on these forums that have had issues with the cx series of power supplies. I'm not trying to bash Corsair as I have an AX1200i in my current rig and love it. A XFX 550w would be more than enough for a GTX 670 and is usually the cheaper(they go on sale all the time for $40-50) or at least the same price as a CX600 and the XFX is a much higher quality PSU.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...
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August 26, 2014 4:10:15 PM

bignastyid said:
Ryan Reynolds said:
Tycox94 said:
bignastyid said:
You'll definitely need a new power supply that OEM 300w unit isn't going to cut it for a gtx 670. Also the CPU is going to be a big bottleneck.


Do you mind me asking, how do you know this? I'm not questioning your integrity, I'm only trying to understand because I don't want to end up posting a bunch of GPUs and asking you guys for replies each time. Lol.

EDIT: maybe a recommendation?



just look at all the specs for a high end graphics card. a gtx 670 will need at least 500 watts. dont think bignastyid is lying one bit becasue he is not look here

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

i would recommend 600 watts becasue it gives you a little more room for your system to breathe. and i am sure every one else who knows what they are doing will believe me too. here is a good power supply that will last with out breaking the bank.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600...


Have you ever used a CX unit? The reviews are good as they run great out of the gate, but they use cheap capacitors that after awhile start to have issues. I have used 5 of them in builds I have done and 4 of them failed around the 1yr mark(I didnlt give the 5th a chance to failed before shelving it. Im not the only one on these forums that have had issues with the cx series of power supplies. I'm not trying to bash Corsair as I have an AX1200i in my current rig and love it. A XFX 550w would be more than enough for a GTX 670 and is usually the cheaper(they go on sale all the time for $40-50) or at least the same price as a CX600 and the XFX is a much higher quality PSU.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...


Some people have better experiences than others with products. i have a corsair ax860i and it works great
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