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August 15, 2012 6:38:37 AM

Hello,
i want to replace my current spec with
i5 760 socket 1156 and gtx 670 2gb

is it okay if i replace it in my old computer?
my spec is
i3 540
4 gb ram
psu : 500w
motherboard : p7h55-m (1156)
gts 250

is there any problem if i want to replace gts 250 to gtx 670. i am worry about my psu. thanks

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August 15, 2012 6:41:42 AM

No problem........
im wondering about the power supply though,
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August 15, 2012 6:42:18 AM

what are u wondering about the power supply? the minimum for gtx670 is 500W. im worried about it.
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August 15, 2012 6:58:27 AM

The power supply make and model. If its a good 500W PSU, it should run it fine. With the i5 you should be alright. Just overclock it a little if you can.
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August 15, 2012 7:22:39 AM

im using Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W RS-500-PCAR-D3.is okay right? i am planning to buy it gtx 670 first and later i5
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August 15, 2012 10:44:15 AM

If you're running a low end Cooler Master.........it might be a good idea to get something more powrful
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August 15, 2012 12:08:19 PM

You should grab atleast a good 600W PSU. Better above than minimum to be more safe
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August 15, 2012 12:23:20 PM

i suggest corsair brand psu for nice pc power requirement
a hx 650 is good
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August 15, 2012 1:35:59 PM

but using Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W RS-500-PCAR-D3 still working with gtx 670 right?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 15, 2012 4:57:21 PM

dynezidane said:
but using Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W RS-500-PCAR-D3 still working with gtx 670 right?


Honestly, probably not. You are probably going to have to upgrade.
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August 15, 2012 5:15:05 PM

Newegg's power calculator says you'd be pulling 431 watts. According to the atx spec and this review:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
Your power supply is capable of delivering that level but with the ripple and noise levels you risk damaging your components, which you probably already are doing if you have a gts 250 in there...
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a b Î Nvidia
August 15, 2012 5:38:36 PM

Except that power supply is barely even made to handle 500W, not including efficiency.
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August 15, 2012 6:05:29 PM

Hardwaresecrets says it is capable of delivering very close to the specified wattage, I'm just worried that he's already damaged his components because of the nasty ripple and noise levels in the voltages at loads above 80%.
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August 16, 2012 12:17:10 AM

That is true, but I would feel better recommending something with a better rating. I did have a Extreme Power Plus and ran a 256-bit GTX460, which had 2 6-pins. That being said I did not run it for very long as I was waiting for my Antec NEO power supply to use.

You could use it, but at your own risk. I'm not saying it would blow up or something but still.
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August 16, 2012 4:40:00 AM

thanks guy. i will consider to replace new psu.
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August 16, 2012 4:46:25 PM

a hx 650 is best choice for it it have 52 a and modular which means power efficient
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