Need opinions on Graphics Upgrade Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Graphics Last response: January 15, 2011 7:03 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Bbpsword January 15, 2011 6:10:11 PM Hey forums, I am planning on upgrading my 5850 setup soon, and I want more graphics power. I was thinking either buy a second 5850 or get a 6950 (then flash it to a 6970). But theres a catch: I have a TX 650 Watt, and that only has 2 pcie connectors. That means I would have to get a new power supply (I was thinking 850 HX) in order to fuel my second 5850. So the whole price/performance gains, should I get a 6950 and keep the PSU, or upgrade both, or 5850's and new PSU, etc. I would love some input/thoughts/opinions. Thanks! More about : opinions graphics upgrade treefrog07 a b U Graphics card a b ) Power supply January 15, 2011 6:49:04 PM Why not use the molex-to-PCIe connectors for the 2nd HD 5850? The 5800 series uses less power than the 4800 series, and I run two HD 4870s, 5 HDDs, a TV card, and an ODD on a Corsair CMPSU-650TX. Just a thought that will save you some $. Bbpsword January 15, 2011 7:03:19 PM I already tried that, but there's only four connectors for Molex, and I have 5 case fans on my antec 902 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGraphics card upgrade , need opinions please ForumNeed opinions on AMD build and upgrade path (First build) ForumNeed opinions on an Upgrade (CPU + GPU) ForumUpgrading from integrated graphics , $115 limit. Need opinions on cards. ForumDell Dimension Upgrade - need opinions ForumOld Computer Upgrade : Graphics + Memory. Opinions ? ForumNeed advice on what to upgrade (CPU or Graphics Card) ForumNeed opinions on upgrades ForumJust need some opinions before i buy ForumFirst New Build. I need your opinions and help ForumCPU Upgrade , need you thoughts and opinions ForumBuilding new PC, need CPU opinions . ForumNew graphics card + PSU in current system, need opinions ? ForumUpgrading integrated graphics ( Need opinions on low-profile cards) ForumI need some HONEST opinions on a Fx-4100 and AMD Radeon hd 7770 ForumNew build in planning, need help and outside opinions ForumUpgrade to GTX 680 Classified from this? ForumUpgrade Palit Geforce 9500GT advice needed ForumAre Graphics Cards identical between Manufacturers? (MSI, XFX, GIGABYT ForumDoes a video card need to be compatible to MB and OS? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !