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September 21, 2012 4:09:15 PM

Hello,
I am having a gaming rig. Currently I've a cooler-master 430w PSU.I am planning to buy a new graphics card. currently i have :-

cpu:- i5-2500k
motherboard:- Intel DH67DL
Keyboard:- steel-series merc stealth
case:- Corsair carbide 400r
Mouse:- Logitech g300
Hdd:- WD 1TB caviar black




No additional drives
do i need to upgrade my graphics card for my new Graphics card

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September 21, 2012 4:12:15 PM

darpan said:
Hello,
I am having a gaming rig. Currently I've a cooler-master 430w PSU.I am planning to buy a new graphics card. currently i have :-

cpu:- i5-2500k
motherboard:- Intel DH67DL
Keyboard:- steel-series merc stealth
case:- Corsair carbide 400r
Mouse:- Logitech g300
Hdd:- WD 1TB caviar black




No additional drives
do i need to upgrade my graphics card for my new Graphics card

Umm, yes
Telling us which card will get you the best reccomendations for it
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September 21, 2012 4:50:15 PM

Rule of thumb, anything over 600W is a good start however please ensure that it's a name product with good reviews. It'll pay itself in the long run, think of it as insurance for your entire system.
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September 21, 2012 4:54:48 PM

Over 600W? Why so huge?

A good 500W is more then enough to run a GTX680. If you are getting a GTX660 or 78xx then even a 450 is fine. As dell said it depends on the card you get.
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September 21, 2012 5:02:03 PM

4745454b said:
Over 600W? Why so huge?

A good 500W is more then enough to run a GTX680. If you are getting a GTX660 or 78xx then even a 450 is fine. As dell said it depends on the card you get.


Oops, sorry, meant 500W+(not sure what I was thinking - :pt1cable:  ).
IMHO, going with something bigger won't hurt and at least if one plans on expanding, there'll be no need to ask this question in the future. :kaola: 
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September 21, 2012 5:52:16 PM

Definitely need to know what Card you are thinking of getting. that 430 may be all you need.
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September 22, 2012 10:53:31 AM

darpan said:
Hello,
I am having a gaming rig. Currently I've a cooler-master 430w PSU.I am planning to buy a new graphics card. currently i have :-

cpu:- i5-2500k
motherboard:- Intel DH67DL
Keyboard:- steel-series merc stealth
case:- Corsair carbide 400r
Mouse:- Logitech g300
Hdd:- WD 1TB caviar black




No additional drives
do i need to upgrade my graphics card for my new Graphics card

I am planning to buy hd 6870 or gtx 569ti
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September 22, 2012 11:55:07 AM

A good quality 450w with dual pcie connectors would work ( Rosewill Capstone or XFX Pro if the dual connector model is available )
A 520w gives you the extra breathing room that so many feel is needed ( Seasonic S12II / M12II , Antec NeoEco / HCG )
Don't know your location, can't get more specific
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September 23, 2012 2:52:05 AM

ELMO_2006 said:
Rule of thumb, anything over 600W is a good start however please ensure that it's a name product with good reviews. It'll pay itself in the long run, think of it as insurance for your entire system.

is my cuurent 430w PSU is not enough for hd 6870 or gtx 560ti
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September 23, 2012 3:27:06 AM

No. It won't have enough PCIe power plugs for those cards.
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September 23, 2012 7:09:32 PM

darpan said:
is my cuurent 430w PSU is not enough for hd 6870 or gtx 560ti


Hi...

Plenty of the forum members have provided insight in recommendations. I for one IMHO, prefer to bulk up on the PS only because of scalability.

As a confirmation or second opinion, there are plenty of online tools that can be used to provide solutions to the gear in your rig.
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October 3, 2012 2:54:27 AM

Best answer selected by Darpan.
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