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Can my specs handle a new graphics card? (GTX 1080/1070/1060)

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I am currently looking into buying a GeForce GTX 1080, a1070 or even a 1060 (basically whatever my current components can handle) but I am wondering if I will have to upgrade any other components from my PC such as the Power Supply for it to be able to handle it.

Specs:
600W EVGA 500 Bronze Power Supply
Intel Core i7-5820K CPU 3.30GHz
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI plus
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  1. What model power supply?

    You do realize that your CPU is not a gaming chip, it's a professional chip aimed at workstations. It has plenty of cores, but games care more about clock speed (GHz) than cores. As long as you have at least four threads (i3 or higher), you've got enough cores to game.
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  2. weberdarren97 said:
    What model power supply?

    You do realize that your CPU is not a gaming chip, it's a professional chip aimed at workstations. It has plenty of cores, but games care more about clock speed (GHz) than cores. As long as you have at least four threads (i3 or higher), you've got enough cores to game.


    This is my power supply: http://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=100-B1-0600-KR
    Just wondering if it will be able to handle a GTX 1060, 1070 or 1080, or if I will have to upgrade my PSU.
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  3. jordicasta9 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    What model power supply?

    You do realize that your CPU is not a gaming chip, it's a professional chip aimed at workstations. It has plenty of cores, but games care more about clock speed (GHz) than cores. As long as you have at least four threads (i3 or higher), you've got enough cores to game.


    This is my power supply: http://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=100-B1-0600-KR
    Just wondering if it will be able to handle a GTX 1060, 1070 or 1080, or if I will have to upgrade my PSU.


    It'll run the card, but I don't recommend it. It was "alright" when it was released, but times have changed and I no longer believe it competes with modern high quality models.

    As long as you don't get some absurdly expensive 1080 that requires a 3rd connector, you'll be okay.
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  4. weberdarren97 said:
    jordicasta9 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    What model power supply?

    You do realize that your CPU is not a gaming chip, it's a professional chip aimed at workstations. It has plenty of cores, but games care more about clock speed (GHz) than cores. As long as you have at least four threads (i3 or higher), you've got enough cores to game.


    This is my power supply: http://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=100-B1-0600-KR
    Just wondering if it will be able to handle a GTX 1060, 1070 or 1080, or if I will have to upgrade my PSU.


    It'll run the card, but I don't recommend it. It was "alright" when it was released, but times have changed and I no longer believe it competes with modern high quality models.

    As long as you don't get some absurdly expensive 1080 that requires a 3rd connector, you'll be okay.


    I see...
    Any recommendations for a new PSU?
    I was looking into a Corsair CX750M 80 PLUS Bronze, ATX, 120mm, 750W but I'm not sure if it would be a good buy
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    jordicasta9 said:
    Any recommendations for a new PSU?
    I was looking into a Corsair CX750M 80 PLUS Bronze, ATX, 120mm, 750W but I'm not sure if it would be a good buy


    Good unit, but you're wasting money. For a single CPU and single GPU, 550W is plenty.

    The CX550M would be a better buy for that system.
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  6. Thanks for the help!
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