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Can a Corsair 650TX handle a gtx 470 super OC?

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October 31, 2010 11:05:28 PM

Hey all, been getting some extra hours at work, and since (being a high school student) the only thing i buy is entertainment stuff, i wanna treat myself to a new graphics card. At the moment im on a gts 250 with a core i3-530 (stock, i dont like the extra noise of an OC). I kinda wanna buy the gigabyte super OC gtx 470 since its clocked extremely high for only a little premium with the new price drops by nVidia.

the real question: can a corsair 650tx handle the 700mhz clock of the already power hungry gtx 470? Also, if possible in terms of power available, I'd like to keep the gts 250 as a dedicated physx card as thats all itll be good for.

Thanks a bunch!

I'm probably being paranoid since its an incredibly good psu, but when I make 8 bucks an hour and i want a $300 i gotta make sure I can use it :p 
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October 31, 2010 11:13:24 PM

samwelaye said:
Hey all, been getting some extra hours at work, and since (being a high school student) the only thing i buy is entertainment stuff, i wanna treat myself to a new graphics card. At the moment im on a gts 250 with a core i3-530 (stock, i dont like the extra noise of an OC). I kinda wanna buy the gigabyte super OC gtx 470 since its clocked extremely high for only a little premium with the new price drops by nVidia.

the real question: can a corsair 650tx handle the 700mhz clock of the already power hungry gtx 470? Also, if possible in terms of power available, I'd like to keep the gts 250 as a dedicated physx card as thats all itll be good for.

Thanks a bunch!

I'm probably being paranoid since its an incredibly good psu, but when I make 8 bucks an hour and i want a $300 i gotta make sure I can use it :p 


Yes it can. However id buy the 6870 over the 470. Better yet, buy the 6850/460 and OC it. About the same results, and much cheaper so you can save some of that $300 ;) 
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October 31, 2010 11:16:09 PM

it can power them easily

Keep that in mind. Our normal system power consumption is a little higher than your average system.

GeForce GTX 470

* System in IDLE = 205 Watts
* System with GPU in FULL Stress = 419 Watts
* Difference (GPU load) = 214Watt (TDP = 215W)



http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-470-480-revie...
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October 31, 2010 11:24:57 PM

I'm assuming the OC to 700 mhz would make it use more power, but from what you said i have more than 200 watts to go before reaching my rated limit. Looks like i have a card to go to once its in stock again!
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October 31, 2010 11:33:57 PM

samwelaye said:
Im assumign the OC to 700 mhz would make it use more power, but from what you said i have more than 200 watts to go before reaching my rated limit. Looks like i have a card to go to once its in stock again!


Even if you do go with a 470, which i still say buy a 6850/460/6870, id recommend buying a normal one for $40 cheaper:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 31, 2010 11:42:49 PM

The evga gtx 460 FTW is only 20 bucks more than a standard 460... SO MANY CHOICES! Its only $220... probably will go with that :)  850mhz clock out of the box is nice
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October 31, 2010 11:48:34 PM

samwelaye said:
The evga gtx 460 FTW is only 20 bucks more than a standard 460... SO MANY CHOICES! Its only $220... probably will go with that :)  850mhz clock out of the box is nice


Well, if you want to save even more money, id get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At stock clocks, its about 5% faster than a stock 460. They are both about the same at max OC, however the 6850 is cheaper, uses less power, and a few other things. Hard to go wrong between the 2 though, although if you go 460, id go with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 2, 2010 9:24:20 PM

to be honest, your best bet would be a brand new 9600gt or a 9800gt from ebay! :) 

get one for 60bucks, i run it with crysis on HDMI 1080p no problems :) 
November 3, 2010 1:20:39 AM

i already said i have a GTS 250 which is better than both of those cards. thanks though
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November 3, 2010 1:27:42 AM

aluminiumframe said:
to be honest, your best bet would be a brand new 9600gt or a 9800gt from ebay! :) 

get one for 60bucks, i run it with crysis on HDMI 1080p no problems :) 

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