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 $. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need opinions for Graphics card upgrade. Forum SolvedUpgrading from integrated graphics, $115 limit.Need opinions on cards. Forum SolvedUpgrading integrated graphics (Need opinions on low-profile cards) Forum Graphics card upgrade, need opinions please Forum SolvedNeed opinions on which Windows (XP -> 7 or 8) to upgrade to. Forum SolvedNeed GPU Upgrade Opinions Forum SolvedNeed help/advice/opinions with Complete Upgrade Medium budget Forum SolvedOpinions needed for upgrade options Forum SolvedNeed Some opinions on graphics Forum SolvedNeed a new graphics card. Have several options, any opinions. Forum SolvedOpinions sought on Graphics card upgrade Forum SolvedNeed opinions if my PC can handle this particular graphics card Forum SolvedNeed opinions about PSU only not working for my graphic card Forum SolvedFirst Build, Need a Graphics card and some opinions Forum SolvedShould I upgrade or rebuild? Opinions needed! Forum Solvedneed opinions for GPU upgrade Forum SolvedNeed to upgrade Graphics card Forum SolvedNew graphics card + PSU in current system, need opinions? Forum Need upgrade opinions. Forum SolvedWill I need to upgrade my PSU along with my graphics card? Forum 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 !