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Can my setup run a GTX 670?

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July 10, 2012 2:07:35 PM

Hi guys,

I would like to know would my current setup be able to run a GTX 670.

My specs are:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Memory: 6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 334MHz (yea I know, its old)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840
Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI
Graphics: 1023MB GeForce GTS 450 (Gigabyte)
PSU: 550watts (I think its a Raidmax)

I see that the GTX 670 uses 247watts when under load, the GTS 450 uses 219watts. My main concern is my PSU not being able to handle the extra load.

I'm not looking to overclock anything, just want to be able to use the GTX 670.

Thanks!
Kierenblade

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July 10, 2012 2:12:02 PM

Your CPU will most likely bottleneck the GTX 670.
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July 10, 2012 2:17:03 PM

raidmax psus are trash, and yeah the cpu will hold you back but it will run... need to get a new psu and put a nice clock on that cpu...
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July 10, 2012 2:19:10 PM

jjb8675309 said:
raidmax psus are trash, and yeah the cpu will hold you back but it will run... need to get a new psu and put a nice clock on that cpu...


What PSU is good and reasonably cheap?
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July 10, 2012 2:26:32 PM

As far as getting a GTX 670, not yet.
-You should take any money that you saved for the 670 and upgrade to a newer platform, youl get much better fps on every game doing that. Ill recomend a new Motherboard and Processor, which you can get both at less the cost of a new 670.

The price of the 670 is too high!
-Wait about 6 months when your Pc should be up to par with the 670, itl be atleast 50$ less by that point, the card just came out!

Need a quality PSU for your gtx 460?
-I know Psu's in the 80 dollar range still seem expensive, but the Psu is the foundation of any computer! 80-100$ Corsair PSU's will last a vary long time, and are energy efficient.
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July 10, 2012 11:03:54 PM

Id get something along the lines of this although it would give you plenty of power to spare:

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



or these

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

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

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

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

any of these units will be fine

personally I have this running in my main rig (see sig)

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

got it for 99 on sale at Frys one day...

the last step is to get a decent cooler such as this


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

thats 20 AR!



.... and oc your cpu to high hell to accommodate that 670!!
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