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What do I need to upgrade to gtx 670

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August 10, 2012 11:37:52 AM

what do I need to get to run a GTX 670 I have this desktop and I know I need upgrades
but I do not want to mess up my desktop again meaning I tried before without some help
and now I know I need help

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

I am fairly new to this So I probably need either a good explanation or a direct recommendation

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August 10, 2012 12:00:20 PM

First it depends on your PSU it may not be enough.Except for that your board supports it.So if your PSU is enough for it that's ok.
August 10, 2012 12:02:19 PM

You have a 500w PSU, so you should be fine.
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August 10, 2012 2:40:01 PM

bigcbuddha said:
what do I need to get to run a GTX 670 I have this desktop and I know I need upgrades
but I do not want to mess up my desktop again meaning I tried before without some help
and now I know I need help

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

I am fairly new to this So I probably need either a good explanation or a direct recommendation


A 500W power supply (what you have) should be OK, but you'll be cutting it close. My concern would be that you're going to have one of the best graphics card money can buy running on a CPU that can't keep up. This is just my personal opinion but I think you could upgrade your graphics card to something for $200 instead of $400 and get similar performance gains. Here's some made up numbers to give you an idea of what I'm thinking.

Lets say you're at 30fps right now. A $200 video card could bump you up to 55fps and a $400 video card might bump you up to 60fps. That first $200 gets you a good boost while the extra $200 gets you not much.

Hopefully someone who knows more than I do can chime in on my thoughts. It might help to know what you're looking to do with it.


August 13, 2012 11:03:06 PM

thanks for the answers guys I am hoping to learn more so I'm holding off until then so keep the suggestions coming
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August 13, 2012 11:10:09 PM

ncasolo said:
A 500W power supply (what you have) should be OK, but you'll be cutting it close. My concern would be that you're going to have one of the best graphics card money can buy running on a CPU that can't keep up. This is just my personal opinion but I think you could upgrade your graphics card to something for $200 instead of $400 and get similar performance gains. Here's some made up numbers to give you an idea of what I'm thinking.

Lets say you're at 30fps right now. A $200 video card could bump you up to 55fps and a $400 video card might bump you up to 60fps. That first $200 gets you a good boost while the extra $200 gets you not much.

Hopefully someone who knows more than I do can chime in on my thoughts. It might help to know what you're looking to do with it.


The CPU isn't that bad, sure it isn't an i5 3570k that will give you a consistent 60 fps on all games but with an overclock of 4.3 ghz + the performance will be pretty good!.

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