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Video Card Upgrade: Will My Setup Handle an EVGA GTX 670 FTW?

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September 10, 2012 2:55:43 PM

Good Morning/Afternoon All,

Finally decided (by decided I of course mean my last one finally bit the dust, but I digress :D ) it's time to do an upgrade on my video card, and really like the EVGA GTX670 FTW for my purposes. My question is, will my current rig handle it or is it too outdated?

Proposed Video Card: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphics-02G-P4-2678-KR/dp/B0083Y6MV6/ref=pd_cp_e_0

Current Setup:

Mobo: ASUS p6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6T_Deluxe_V2/#specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7 940 Nehalem 2.93GHz x256 KB L2 Cache 8MB I3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core http://ark.intel.com/products/37148/Intel-Core-i7-940-Processor-8M-Cache-2_93-GHz-4_80-GTs-Intel-QPI
RAM: Corsair Dominator 12GB 6x2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRam DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel http://www.corsair.com/tr3x6g1600c8d.html
(Old, now Broken) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported
HD1: WD Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200RPM 64MB Cache
HD2: WD Caviar GP 750GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB cache SATA 3.0GB/s
Op Dr.: LG Black 6x BD-ROM 16x DVDROM 40x CDROM SATA internal Blu-Ray/HD Burner Model GGCH20L
Power: Thermaltake Toughpower 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLIReady CrossFire Ready 80 Plus Bronze Certified Active PFC http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1207&ID=1503#Tab1
OS: Win 7 Home

If the GTX670 Doesn't work, what would be the best available card to work with my setup?

Thanks all in advance!!

Below is the Cookie Cutter Advice Thing, JIC.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next two weeks or so. BUDGET RANGE: Up to $500.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Currently Guild Wars 2. Love full settings for most games. Something to last me a couple of years.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Provided above.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Provided above.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon.com, Newegg.com. United States based purchases.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference or brand loyalty.

OVERCLOCKING: No Preference SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No Preference

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2x 1920x1200
a c 103 U Graphics card
September 10, 2012 3:48:26 PM

the 670 would def work in that rig lol...your rig could handle two of those cards just fine even..quick question is your cpu overclocked at all?

BTW I have like the exact same rig as you; love that board..... with my 950@4ghz it does good work
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September 10, 2012 7:05:14 PM

Nah, that I7 940 is very much stock, and completely discontinued like a month after I bought it ><. I haven't overclocked it 'cause I'm not that familiar with OCing, and I've always been told it's a good way to chew up a 350-400 dollar chip if you don't know what you're doing :D . I really should read up on it, since it sounds like a pretty easy way to get a performance boost.

It's good to know that the GPU would work, I was concerned based on it being DDR5 and PCIe 3.0. My board's memory is DDR3 and the PCIe slots are 2.0.

Thanks for the response!
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a c 103 U Graphics card
September 10, 2012 9:44:50 PM

no problem yea man when you get the card and things start slowing down a little in the future a great way to help that is giving your chip a nice OC.
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