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 Graphics card upgrade , need opinions please Forum Need opinions on AMD build and upgrade path (First build) Forum Need opinions on an Upgrade (CPU + GPU) Forum Upgrading from integrated graphics , $115 limit. Need opinions on cards. Forum Dell Dimension Upgrade - need opinions Forum Old Computer Upgrade : Graphics + Memory. Opinions ? Forum Need advice on what to upgrade (CPU or Graphics Card) Forum Need opinions on upgrades Forum Just need some opinions before i buy Forum First New Build. I need your opinions and help Forum CPU Upgrade , need you thoughts and opinions Forum Building new PC, need CPU opinions . Forum New graphics card + PSU in current system, need opinions ? Forum Upgrading integrated graphics ( Need opinions on low-profile cards) Forum I need some HONEST opinions on a Fx-4100 and AMD Radeon hd 7770 Forum New build in planning, need help and outside opinions Forum Upgrade to GTX 680 Classified from this? Forum Upgrade Palit Geforce 9500GT advice needed Forum Are Graphics Cards identical between Manufacturers? (MSI, XFX, GIGABYT Forum Does a video card need to be compatible to MB and OS? 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 !