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Can my cpu and motherboard take this gpu?

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February 24, 2013 5:35:20 PM

my components are
current cpu: AMD Phenom ll X2 550
current motherboard: Gigabyte Technology. model is GA-MA770T-UD3P
current gpu: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series. what i want to upgrade to is a gtx 670

will the current parts i have now handle the gtx 670? and how much of an improvement would i get with it?

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February 24, 2013 5:46:45 PM

I don't recommend you doing this. Your cpu will severely bottleneck your gtx 670. You would indeed a large improvement, but you will be wasting a lot of money. I recommend that you get something cheaper like a nvidia 650ti or a radeon 7850.

Also what power supply are you using? You need to make sure its strong enough to power these cards.

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An alternative would be to just build a new pc since the gtx 670 is around $350 by itself.
You can build a decent gaming computer for maybe $500 - 600 if you salvage some parts from your old computer.
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February 24, 2013 5:49:55 PM

Azn Cracker said:
I don't recommend you doing this. Your cpu will severely bottleneck your gtx 670. You would indeed a large improvement, but you will be wasting a lot of money. I recommend that you get something cheaper like a nvidia 650ti or a radeon 7850.

Also what power supply are you using? You need to make sure its strong enough to power these cards.

thanks for the reply and im building a completly new pc and buying parts as i get the money slowly and i wanted to put the gpu in my current pc while i wait for me to get all the parts i need for my new one and hopefully make a semi decent improvement with my current pc. and i have a 600W power supply
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February 24, 2013 11:30:28 PM

if i did put the gpu in my pc would i get any improvement?
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