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Could my computer run a Geforce GTX 560 SE ?

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June 26, 2012 5:07:16 AM

Hello.

I need some help in determining whether or not my computer can run a Geforce GTX 560 SE with its current motherboard.

Link to Graphics Card - http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-146...

The computer is a store bought Gateway DX4860-UB32P
Link - http://jp.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/PT.GCPP2.0...

The Power Supply is upgraded to a DiabloTek PHD550
Link - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Anything that can help me out will be greatly appreciated.
June 26, 2012 5:18:56 AM

Yep, you can

and dude if you can pay 20-30$ more for your card buy the Ti model it will be much better
a c 80 Î Nvidia
June 26, 2012 5:38:10 AM

That power supply is just waiting for the right moment to destroy your computer. Seriously all Diablotek power supplies are trash.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

See them down where it says " NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one. "

I would get that firecracker out of my computer ASAP if I was you. I sure would not upgrade anything until it's replaced.

The bad thing is that you could have got a quality model for the same price.

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June 26, 2012 5:53:19 AM

I've never had any problems with the power supply so I might take my chances. But just out of curiosity, the PSU the computer came with wouldn't support the graphics card, would it?

Another quick question, is it easy to replace a computer case or should I try to avoid it?

Thanks for the replies everyone. I really appreciate it.
a c 80 Î Nvidia
June 26, 2012 6:09:45 AM

Trust me on this. The power supply is the single most important part of your computer. If it outputs "dirty" power that has high ripple and noise it will not only make your computer unstable it can and will damage components like your graphics card and motherboard. Do what you want it's your computer but as someone who has been using computers since the Apple 2 and building them since the orignal Pentium the best advice I can give you is to replace that thing.

The Gateway power supply that came with your computer was of higher qality than any Diablotek I guarantee that. It might not have been as " powerful " but it was higher quality. Much less likely to explode ( I wish I was kidding! ).

Changing cases is easy.
June 26, 2012 6:30:14 AM

Anort, thanks for the information. I really appreciate the help.

So if the DiabloTek PSU is a bust, can you recommend any low-cost, reliable PSU?

I've also decided to change from the graphics card mentioned above to a GTX 550 Ti*, would the installation/requirements be any different from the 560?

* - http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-155...

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a c 80 Î Nvidia
June 26, 2012 8:25:31 AM
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Recommended power per card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

For $35 after rebate this is an excellent model that will power a 550 Ti with no problems.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I assume you read the newest " Best Graphics Cards for the Money " article? A GTX 560 is more powerful than a GTX 550 Ti.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

I have a GTX 460 1GB and Nvidia basically overclocked this card and called it a GTX 560 ( non Ti ). I have overclocked my card from day 1 ( had it 2 years ) to the same level of a GTX 560 so I have a GTX 560 in everthing but name. I can tell you it still allows me to max all the games I play at 1920 x 1080. I dont play FPS games like BF3 and it would struggle with Metro 2033 and very demanding games like that but for games like Fallout 3/ NV, Dragon Age 1 /2, Far Cry 1/2, Bioshock 1/2, STALKER, HL2, Dues Ex, and Skyrim ( and many others ) I am able to max them out.

The GTX 560 will need a larger PSU than the GTX 550 Ti. Any of these are great and cheap. The Seasonic M12 for $59 is an especially good value. It's modular as well.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Basically stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec for a quality PSU.
June 26, 2012 7:02:17 PM

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March 18, 2013 2:14:32 AM

anort3 said:
Recommended power per card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

For $35 after rebate this is an excellent model that will power a 550 Ti with no problems.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I assume you read the newest " Best Graphics Cards for the Money " article? A GTX 560 is more powerful than a GTX 550 Ti.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

I have a GTX 460 1GB and Nvidia basically overclocked this card and called it a GTX 560 ( non Ti ). I have overclocked my card from day 1 ( had it 2 years ) to the same level of a GTX 560 so I have a GTX 560 in everthing but name. I can tell you it still allows me to max all the games I play at 1920 x 1080. I dont play FPS games like BF3 and it would struggle with Metro 2033 and very demanding games like that but for games like Fallout 3/ NV, Dragon Age 1 /2, Far Cry 1/2, Bioshock 1/2, STALKER, HL2, Dues Ex, and Skyrim ( and many others ) I am able to max them out.

The GTX 560 will need a larger PSU than the GTX 550 Ti. Any of these are great and cheap. The Seasonic M12 for $59 is an especially good value. It's modular as well.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Basically stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec for a quality PSU.


March 18, 2013 2:29:50 AM

I have the GTX 560 SE by EVGA-I did an upgrade last year and added a new Asus mobo a Amd 960T cpu with 6 ores unlocked, and 8 gigs of ram. I also needed a new psu, and as explained to you, this part is the most important of all computer parts, because it can wipe out everything if it goes down. It can cook the video card and mobo, and by not getting a quality power supply, you can ruin a computer fast.

Many people try and skimp on the psu, and they pay in the end. A good psu delivers the right power all the time, not some of the time like the cheapies. I bought the best. I went with Antec 750w. This gives me plenty of power for everything. I don't know how your colling system is, but if you want a bigger, better, video card, you will need good cooling. I added the Antec 620 liquid cpu cooler, as well as more case fans. All together I have 10 fans moving air in and out, and it keeps the case cool and the card running around 35c. at idle and 75c when gaming.
I play fps games and they need air. I play all the new action games like Dead Space 3 and Far Cry 3 on high settings and they look great. I am playing the new Crysis 3 right now, but had to drop the settings to medium. But, this is the most demanding game for resources ever made. If you want a better card, get a much better psu and cooling system also.
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