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ASUS GTX 460 768 MB on a Corsair CX500 500W Power Supply?

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June 19, 2011 4:40:58 AM

I'm planning on getting a new graphics card. It's either going to be the EVGA GTX 550 Ti 1GB ($130) or the ASUS GTX 460 768MB ($145). Which one is a better buy, and if I end up getting the ASUS GTX 460, will it be able to run efficiently on a Corsair CX 500 500W power supply?

My current specs are:
AMD Phenom X4 9650 - 2.3 GHz
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler
7GB DDR2 RAM
Asus M4A785-M Motherboard
EVGA GeForce 9500 GT
Corsair CX500 PSU
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7,200 RPM HDD
SilenX iXtrema 92mm Case Fan
and a DVD-RW drive (don't know which company)

If anyone could tell me whats best, that would be great. Thanks.

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June 19, 2011 5:21:57 AM

The Corsair Builder Series CX500 CMPSU-500CX will have no problem powering a system using either of those two graphics card.

The GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 has about a 12% relative performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The performance per dollar advantage also goes to the GeForce GTX 460 768MB.

From TechPowerUp's review of the ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti Direct CU 1 GB you can compare it to the GTX 460 768M :

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June 19, 2011 6:55:16 AM

thanks a lot for the info, friend. I think I might take the GTX 460 into more consideration now.
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June 19, 2011 6:56:56 AM

^+1
I love my 460. It's overclocked pretty well, too.
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June 19, 2011 7:08:02 AM

I have a micro atx case and people in reviews say the asus gtx 460 needs good ventilation.. hmm..
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June 19, 2011 5:03:36 PM

I have a gtx 460 768mb running on a cx500 with no problems.
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June 19, 2011 9:56:09 PM

Best answer selected by alexohlol.
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