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January 17, 2011 3:50:18 PM

Well another 4 years goes by and it's time to upgrade. A lot has changed since then and sure enough a lot will change in the future too.

I'm currently running a Q6700 with 2 8800GT in SLI 4 gigs of RAM and a water cooling kit (Thermaltake bigwater) under a 750 Watt PSU (Ultra X-Pro 750w)

I'm currently looking at upgrading to:

x2 GTX 470
8 gigs DDR3 RAM (1600)
i7 2600k (sandybridge) which I intend to overclock
and a P67 Chipset motherboard

My question to you folks is can I upgrade and still keep my 750 Watt PSU?

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January 17, 2011 3:57:18 PM

oceanotter said:
Well another 4 years goes by and it's time to upgrade. A lot has changed since then and sure enough a lot will change in the future too.

I'm currently running a Q6700 with 2 8800GT in SLI 4 gigs of RAM and a water cooling kit (Thermaltake bigwater) under a 750 Watt PSU (Ultra X-Pro 750w)

I'm currently looking at upgrading to:

x2 GTX 470
8 gigs DDR3 RAM (1600)
i7 2600k (sandybridge) which I intend to overclock
and a P67 Chipset motherboard

My question to you folks is can I upgrade and still keep my 750 Watt PSU?


STAY away from the gtx 470 at all costs. It's a very crappy card and I'm pretty sure most people will agree with me. I'd rather go with the 460GTX SLI'd or the new 500 series depending on your budget. I can't find any info on your psu. is it sli certified? nevertheless, I'd recommend buying the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX. A great PSU for SLI.ndas a final suggestion I'd recommend waiting on your upgrade wor a few more weeks to get more reviews on motherboards for the 1155 platform and go with an ASUS. Good Luck!
January 17, 2011 5:44:41 PM

jey1234 said:
STAY away from the gtx 470 at all costs. It's a very crappy card and I'm pretty sure most people will agree with me. I'd rather go with the 460GTX SLI'd or the new 500 series depending on your budget. I can't find any info on your psu. is it sli certified? nevertheless, I'd recommend buying the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX. A great PSU for SLI.ndas a final suggestion I'd recommend waiting on your upgrade wor a few more weeks to get more reviews on motherboards for the 1155 platform and go with an ASUS. Good Luck!



Why is it a bad card?
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January 17, 2011 6:50:15 PM

Very power hungry and runs very hot for is slight performance gain over the 460 gtx.
January 17, 2011 6:58:38 PM

jey1234 said:
Very power hungry and runs very hot for is slight performance gain over the 460 gtx.



My PSU is SLI certified.
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