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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.
a b U Graphics card
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.
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.
October 10, 2012 6:10:23 AM

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


Lol
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?
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.
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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