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GTX 560TI - Will This Card Work With My System?

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November 11, 2011 6:04:15 PM

Hey Everybody,

I need your smarts.
I’m going to try to get one last upgrade out of my current system so I can play Battlefield 3.

My plan is to upgrade my video card to something that kicks a little more ass.

I’m thinking about getting a GTX 560TI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you guys see any problems with this card working with my current system?

Video Card = 8800GT 512MB (Replacing W/GTX560Ti)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive = 1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory = 8GB G.Skill DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor = 23” Samsung XL2370
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sound = Creative 7.1 XtremeGamer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo = Gigabyte GA-P35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor – Q6600 2.4GHZ Intel Core 2 Quad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU – Corsair HX 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I’m hoping my PSU can handle the GTX 560ti and that my 2.4GHz Q6600 Quad Processer won’t bottleneck in BF3 too much.

Will this card work with my system and make all my wildest BF3 dreams come true?

Thanks, All Feedback Is Appreciated.

a c 1410 U Graphics card
November 11, 2011 6:08:38 PM

It will work but it would work better if you overclock that Q6600 to about 3+GHz. No problem for the PSU.
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November 11, 2011 6:17:28 PM

At 520w it will be close. The calculator is putting this build at 512w required. I suggest a new psu around 550-600w. You could oc and get 3.2ghz from that cpu if you got yourself a good hsf.
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2011 6:18:04 PM

The GTX 560 Ti is a great upgrade for your system. The overclock may not make a difference in BF3 but it will certainly help in other games, especially Skyrim.
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November 11, 2011 6:19:22 PM

rolli59 said:
No problem for the PSU.

I'd take rolli's word over mine :)  but I did the math and it doesnt look good for that psu...i could be wrong.
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
November 11, 2011 6:22:13 PM

slcmike said:
At 520w it will be close. The calculator is putting this build at 512w required. I suggest a new psu around 550-600w. You could oc and get 3.2ghz from that cpu if you got yourself a good hsf.

This calculator? http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
get 383watts
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November 11, 2011 6:33:29 PM

Thanks everybody, I totally appreciate all the insight.

I'm starting to feel like the GTX 560TI is the right card to go with.

In a perfect world I'd upgrade the processor and the PSU, but It sounds like I might be able to slide by with what I have for the moment.

Just out of curiosity, what's the worst that will happen if my Corsair 520w PSU can't hang?

Unstable system? Or will my system end up exploding and killing everybody around?

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a c 1410 U Graphics card
November 11, 2011 6:37:14 PM

Don't worry you got a quality unit with plenty of power on the +12 volts and all the needed protection. Instability would be the worst thing you would see like sudden shut downs. Here you can see total system load barely going over 350watts under stress test http://www.anandtech.com/show/4344/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
November 11, 2011 6:59:35 PM

The newegg calc is very conservative (commercial reasons, would be my guess) and Antec for example uses the outervision one!
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