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December 20, 2012 11:29:19 PM

Hi guys, im looking to upgrade my gpu. Im going to spend all of my money on a 7970. So right now i have a Pentium III-S at 1.32 GHZ. I also have a 305 watt power supply and im wondering if this psu would be overkill since i heard the 7970 is very energy efficient. Thanks for any help

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December 20, 2012 11:39:39 PM

ndslite said:
Hi guys, im looking to upgrade my gpu. Im going to spend all of my money on a 7970. So right now i have a Pentium III-S at 1.32 GHZ. I also have a 305 watt power supply and im wondering if this psu would be overkill since i heard the 7970 is very energy efficient. Thanks for any help



You will need a new power supply first to even run a 7970.


But to answer your question directly, yes oh horribly yes...

You need a new cpu/motherboard/ram/power supply BEFORE you even think of a new video card.



Good luck.
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December 20, 2012 11:39:52 PM

Yes there will be a bottleneck and that PSU won't be enough. Don't spend all your money on the HD 7970.
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December 20, 2012 11:44:23 PM

Hi :) 

I would guess this is a Troll...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 21, 2012 12:24:22 AM

i need more advice than two low lifes telling me to spend more money
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December 21, 2012 12:45:44 AM

As mentioned you should either do nothing or use that money to buy or build a new computer because your current system is over 10 years old. It makes no sense at all.
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December 21, 2012 12:47:27 AM

ndslite said:
Hi guys, im looking to upgrade my gpu. Im going to spend all of my money on a 7970. So right now i have a Pentium III-S at 1.32 GHZ. I also have a 305 watt power supply and im wondering if this psu would be overkill since i heard the 7970 is very energy efficient. Thanks for any help



LOL...yes the pentium III will be bottlenecked by the 7970, your cpu is too powerful, get a better gpu like a nvidia riva tnt 2 and you're good to go.
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December 21, 2012 1:28:56 AM

Well, I think you better just spend some money to upgrade your cpu and psu instead of spending all of it on the 7970.
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December 21, 2012 4:00:56 AM

ndslite said:
i need more advice than two low lifes telling me to spend more money



XD


Oh gawd!


Well that's what I get for trying to help a douche...

:lol: 
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December 21, 2012 4:15:50 AM

build a new system man! that system really crawls like a turtle.
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December 21, 2012 8:08:30 AM

All about those TI calculators.
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December 21, 2012 9:42:38 AM

Nice try.

You should have went for a Coppermine 1.13Ghz.

If in the unlikely event you are not Trolling. The replies that you would essentially need a new system are 100% correct.
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December 21, 2012 10:27:17 AM

i dont agree he should get the 7970 today. its the best card you can get for the money... it requires about 18watts to run so should be fine on a 350w system. the pentium cpu has been going strong as a brand for nearly 10 years so yeah! its all good in the hood bra!










this is in no way a reflection of the advice i would actually give
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