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Power choice for new build with possible new video card

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April 13, 2012 3:35:51 AM

New build -
i5-2400
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Mushkin 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ASUS 24X DVD Burner

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I'd like to use my current video card until the other Nvidia 600s come out.
Current Video Card: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is my dilemma, do I get a new PSU or use an extra one I have? If the old PSU isn't going to be enough for a new video card then I will probably just upgrade. Just hard to tell when I don't know what video card I may get. I guess the GTX 680 would be the most, but I expect something along the lines of the GTX 560TI(600 series version though).

Extra PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

New PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am having trouble waiting for the new video cards to drop and may just go with GTX 560TI.

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April 13, 2012 10:45:04 AM

New generation graphics cards use less power .

Wait till you know the power requirements of your new graphics card and decide then
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