Video Card upgrade advice Tags: Graphics Cards Motherboards Geforce Graphics Last response: May 23, 2012 12:25 PM in Graphics & Displays Share tvluther May 23, 2012 2:00:18 AM Hello, I am currently running a Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard, with a Nvidia GeForce 460 SE video card, and I want to upgrade to a GeForce GTX 670, will it be possible without doing a motherboard upgrade? More about : video card upgrade advice ct1615 a c 236 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard May 23, 2012 3:05:47 AM your motherboard is fine for the upgrade, your PSU is another question. the GTX 670 draws about 30 or more watts. a solid 550w unit will do the job. m 0 l tvluther May 23, 2012 4:44:22 AM Thanks, I am running a Corsair 850w system since I am also running RAID 5. m 0 l Related resources Finalizing AMD AM3+ upgrade configuration - video card and power supply advice - Forum Need advice on video card upgrade (again) - Forum Looking for advice on PSU and Video Card Upgrade - Forum Wanted: Need advice on Video Card Upgrade - Forum Upgrading CPU, Video Card, and Mobo need advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer buzz243 May 23, 2012 4:44:37 AM unless you plan on using more than 1 moni/3D or resolution higher than fullHD, allmost all games can be done with a GTX570HD with game settings maxed out incl AA/AF/FXAA and adapt. v-sync. i would rather invest in that AND a good PSU... http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... m 0 l anort3 a c 259 U Graphics card a c 199 V Motherboard May 23, 2012 4:59:13 AM tvluther said:Thanks, I am running a Corsair 850w system since I am also running RAID 5. You do know that hard drives use less than 10 watts each right? Ct1615 is correct. Any single graphics card system will run fine with a 550w power supply. Your motherboard is just fine. m 0 l tmk221 May 23, 2012 5:12:32 AM You are good to go. Also with 850W PSU and that mobo you may upgrade even to gtx670 in SLI or add another gtx670 in a few years. I think you should consider buying another gtx460se instead of gtx670 IF and only you want to save money. But this configuration would be much less upgrade-able in the future. m 0 l ct1615 a c 236 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard May 23, 2012 11:13:55 AM tvluther said:Thanks, I am running a Corsair 850w system since I am also running RAID 5. you are good to go, you can run two GTX 670 with that PSU (plus all your hard drives) m 0 l tvluther May 23, 2012 12:25:15 PM Yeah I would love to, however, due to the mobo layout, the Perc 5 RAID card gets in the way (well the fan to keep it cool doesnt help either) of adding another video card. But this does help! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading Video Card Need Advice! Forum Looking To Upgrade Video Card - Need PSU Advice Forum I need to upgrade my video card from a GeForce 7300 and possibly other things too - can I get some advice? Forum SolvedAdvice on upgrading my video card please! Forum SolvedAdvice and help with upgrading my Video Card. Forum Any advice on what I can upgrade my video card to? I purchased it as a complete system, but would like to upgrade ,y video car Forum please i need advice, i am planning to upgrade my video card. Forum Video card upgrade advice needed Forum Precision 390 Video Card Upgrade advice Forum PSU and Video card upgrade advice Forum Advice on Video/graphic card upgrade for older computer Forum Need advice on video card upgrade Forum Need advice for video card upgrade Forum Seeking advice on video card upgrade Forum Request Advice on Video Card Upgrade 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 !