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New Video Card ; Limited Power Supply

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October 10, 2012 5:45:30 AM

I am interested in buying a new video card, but am limited on my choices due to my power supply. I have a 430W power supply, and at the moment have a 5670 1GB DDR3 video card in there. It's given me some problems and BSOD a couple of times now, the card runs pretty hot and I just want a stable card for some moderate gaming. I was looking at the 6750 and the 6770 and both cards would be a big upgrade from what I have now, the only problem is my power supply situation, can a 430W PSU handle these cards? What other cards would be an upgrade from the 5670 without really going over $100 and that can run with the 430W PSU?

Also should I wait until Black Friday for card specials? I haven't ever really looked during Black Friday because I have never been in the need for a card during the holidays.

Thanks.
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October 10, 2012 5:55:49 AM

Precisely what power supply do you have? Like what is the name of it?
An HD 7750, HD 7770, GTX 650 and GTX 650 ti should all be compatible.
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October 10, 2012 6:01:09 AM

Ironslice said:
Precisely what power supply do you have? Like what is the name of it?
An HD 7750, HD 7770, GTX 650 and GTX 650 ti should all be compatible.


Its a thermaltake 430W PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2012 6:03:07 AM

Nevermind then, go for the HD 7750.
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October 10, 2012 6:10:23 AM

Ironslice said:
Nevermind then, go for the HD 7750.


Lol
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October 10, 2012 6:15:48 AM

Ironslice said:
Nevermind then, go for the HD 7750.


Do you think buying a slightly cheaper card like the 6750 and a 600W PSU would be a better bet?
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2012 6:18:00 AM

Nope, the 7750 is better than the 6750 and it will run fine on that power supply because it does not require a 6-pin power connector.
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October 10, 2012 6:25:07 AM

mustangnick said:
Its a thermaltake 430W PSU.

Which Thermaltake 430 Watt model?

TR2 W0070RUC
• +12V@29A
• one 6-pin PCIe power connector

TR2 W0069
• +12V@18A
• one 6-pin PCIe power connector

SMART SP-430P
• +12V@34A
• one (6+2)-pin PCIe power connector

Munich W0391RE
• +12V@34A
• one (6+2)-pin PCIe power connector

The last two models can power a system with a single Radeon HD 7850.

The second model isn't even worthy of being called a power supply.
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October 10, 2012 6:33:27 AM

ko888 said:
Which Thermaltake 430 Watt model?

TR2 W0070RUC
• +12V@29A
• one 6-pin PCIe power connector

TR2 W0069
• +12V@18A
• one 6-pin PCIe power connector

SMART SP-430P
• +12V@34A
• one (6+2)-pin PCIe power connector

Munich W0391RE
• +12V@34A
• one (6+2)-pin PCIe power connector

The last two models can power a system with a single Radeon HD 7850.

The second model isn't even worthy of being called a power supply.


Haha, I think it's the first one. But to be honest it might even be the second one. It's done it's work for the most part. But then again I have never had a video card that has really tested it's abilities. It really is time for an upgrade. :lol: 

Honestly, at the time I didn't know much about systems, right now I feel pretty stupid for buying that power supply.
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