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Boosting mem from 6gb to 12gb

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April 27, 2012 2:02:24 PM

Hi Folks

I want to boost my mem from 3 x 2gb to 3 x 4gb and my GPU from 768 mb to 1.5 gb or 2 gb but my pwr supply is 650 watt

Question1 Can my 650 watt pwr sup handle this increase
Question2 Any recommendations for a good GPU Hi-def video and mid to hi end gaming but not extreme

Here are my (self built) system specs

Case Lian Li PC-ATX P50WB (Big and cool running)
Mobo Asus P6X58D Premium
CPU Intel I7-930
Mem Corsair Dominator TR3x6G1600C8D G
GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX460 768 mb
Pwr Sup Seasonic X-65 Gold
HD1 Intel X25-M 80gb MLC SSD
HD2 Corsair Force 60gb SSD

I want to replace Mem and GPU with

Memory Corsair CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 or a better suggestion from you guys . .
GPU Any suggestions ??

Thanks much for any help


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April 27, 2012 2:22:19 PM

Your power supply is fine.

Either a GTX 580 1.5GB or GTX 680 2GB will be a great card for your setup. You will definitely see a big performance increase with either.

When I upgraded from 6 to 12GB of RAM, I didn't notice much of a change, so if you're considering a lesser GPU, I'd say forgo the RAM upgrade and grab a 580 or 680.
April 27, 2012 2:37:50 PM

Thanks ubercake

So going from 6 gb to 12 gb mem won't make much difference . . and I likey the idea of the GTX 580/680 suggestions . . I think I'll go with one or the other . .

The other question I had was do you think my Seasonic Gold 650 watt PSU can handle the 1.5 to 2.0 GB Graphic cards
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April 27, 2012 2:39:44 PM

OOPS . . sorry Ubercake, I didn't see your answer on PSU . . Please ignore my last question . . thanks again

April 27, 2012 2:58:53 PM

Best answer selected by kcldm21.
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April 27, 2012 3:53:20 PM

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