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Could I safely run an ATI 5970 Video Card?

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November 23, 2009 12:19:40 AM

I'm using a Corsair 750TX, 6 months old.

Other specs:

Gigabyte X58-UD3R
2 SATA HDDs, 1 OCZ SSD
3 Optical Drives (2 for DVD, 1 for Bluray)
Intel Core i7 920 Standard Clocks / XIGMATEK Dark Knight
6GB OCZ 1600 DDR3 RAM
Antec 900 Case
2 PCI Cards (1 TV Tuner, 1 Ethernet Card)
~12 USB Devices

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a b ) Power supply
November 23, 2009 12:34:29 AM

The PSU is probably as good a match for the system as you can buy.

Run it with absolute confidence.
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November 23, 2009 12:55:43 AM

TheViper said:
The PSU is probably as good a match for the system as you can buy.

Run it with absolute confidence.


OK, thanks. My only worry was not the quality of the PSU, but that it wouldn't provide enough power when I upgrade my video card from GTX 275 to 5970 in the near future.

Anyone else want to agree or disagree?
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a b ) Power supply
November 23, 2009 1:01:12 AM

It's the HD 5970 I was referring to.
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November 23, 2009 1:03:31 AM

TheViper said:
It's the HD 5970 I was referring to.


I realize that.

And while I'm at it, I have another question: Will it fit in my Antec 900 case? My GTX 275 fits within an inch as it is and I'm pretty sure that the 5970 is longer.

Nevermind: The GTX 275 is 270 mm, the 5970 is supposedly 305 mm. I guess that if I really needed to I could take out the top Hard Drive bay, but then I'd have 1 less fan unless I could figure out how to mod the bay so that the fan is still there.
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a b ) Power supply
November 23, 2009 1:15:45 AM

That might pose a problem.

The GTX 275 at 10.5" inches long. The HD 5970 is approximately 12.6" inches.
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November 23, 2009 1:25:44 AM

TheViper said:
That might pose a problem.

The GTX 275 at 10.5" inches long. The HD 5970 is approximately 12.6" inches.


Yeah, so if I were to install a 5970 I'd need to mod the top Hard Drive Bay so that the actual bay is gone, but the fan remains.
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a b ) Power supply
November 23, 2009 1:32:05 AM

If you can move one of those hard drive bays, it will fit.
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