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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 2:36:17 PM

Here is my set up:

Core i3 2120
ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen3
EVGA GTX560Ti 448 Core
8GB 1333 mhz ram
Antec Neo Eco 620 PSU

So the question is, if i got an EVGA GTS 250 for PhysX (I play Batman and will get Borderlands 2 when it comes out) will my PSU be able to handle it? I understand that I do not have enough PCIe plugs, which brings up my next question, If I were to use a molex to PCIe just for the PhysX card would it be a terrible idea? I wouldnt do this for a primary card ever, but from what I understand, the PhysX card shouldnt ever really reach full load. If that route isn't the way to go, would a newer card such as a GT 440, 520, 620, or 630 be a viable solution?

Edit: please excuse the typo on the title, got distracted while typing and forgot to delete "for" haha

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a c 172 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:13:09 PM

The GTS250 isn't a power hog and won't be at full load for any physx use, the problem is that the GF110 based card usually sucks 200w+ on stock clocks easy and account for 65w for the cpu you should be able to just get by power wise.
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:17:34 PM

you know i was hoping that you would reply, ive seen your replies in other threads similar to this...okay i know you said something about underclocking the core clock and overclocking the shaders, would this have any affect on power consumption?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:27:11 PM
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:35:00 PM

thanks for that! didnt come across that thread when i was searching earlier. so your vote is to just not use a dedicated phsyx card at all? if my card will handle these games with physx enabled, im fine with that idea, but i do like the effects that phsyx has to offer.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:49:35 PM

Like we mentioned before, only particular games has the noticeable effect, if you see yourself on those games just grab the Physx card.
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 3:55:46 PM

yeah im most concerned about how borderlands 2 will play and how much it will benefit, which is hard to know since its not out yet. from what ive seen, i feel like a dedicated card will help my system out a lot (in this game in particular), would you agree?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 5:18:04 PM

It won't make any problem if you give it a try and find out yourself, regarding the PSU it should handle the 2 cards without any problem.
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 5:26:58 PM

Alright, sounds good, wasn't trying to make the thread any longer than it needed to be, just trying to make sure i was understanding you. Thanks for the help guys
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 5:27:28 PM

Best answer selected by carowden.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 7:20:10 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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