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Video Card upgrade advice

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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?
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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.
May 23, 2012 4:44:22 AM

Thanks, I am running a Corsair 850w system since I am also running RAID 5.
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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.
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.
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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)
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!
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