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November 23, 2012 12:34:23 PM

Hello, I am looking to upgrade my graphics card up too a 660 and I wanted to know if it will work I have a cyberpower gamer ultra 2098 with a 500w psu and I'm afraid that the psu won't be enough too support the 660 http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00966IOT8/ref=mp_s_a_1?q... Or the one from newegg because of free assassins creed please help thank you

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November 23, 2012 12:56:44 PM

500watts meets the requirement for 660. which is according to EVGA "Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply"
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November 23, 2012 12:56:56 PM

That psu doesn't have i think a 6 or 6+2 pin pci-e connector, and its from a unknown brand, so no...that build had a 6670(which doesn't require external pci-e power) so your best bet is a 7750 AMD 1GB DDR5 or buy a new cheap but decent psu like the corsair builder 430w + the 660 gtx.
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November 23, 2012 12:59:26 PM

Hey,

It should be ok, as long as the PSU is a good quality unit. If its the stock Cyberpower one then it might not be of the best quality. Which 500watt psu do you have (brand name, model)? If its a good quality unit and has the required 6pin connectors then you will be fine.
Also what are the other components in your system?

Hope this helps!
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November 23, 2012 1:03:20 PM

fil1p said:
Hey,

It should be ok, as long as the PSU is a good quality unit. If its the stock Cyberpower one then it might not be of the best quality. Which 500watt psu do you have (brand name, model)? If its a good quality unit and has the required 6pin connectors then you will be fine.
Also what are the other components in your system?

Hope this helps!

Hey I just have the stock power supply and it didn't come with any connectors for the 6 pin we'll they could be in the pc but I haven't checked yet. Also so u are recommending I but a new 500w psu because of the quality is bad on the stock one right
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November 23, 2012 1:04:03 PM

djangoringo said:
That psu doesn't have i think a 6 or 6+2 pin pci-e connector, and its from a unknown brand, so no...that build had a 6670(which doesn't require external pci-e power) so your best bet is a 7750 AMD 1GB DDR5 or buy a new cheap but decent psu like the corsair builder 430w + the 660 gtx.

Could I buy the cords I require like on newegg
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November 23, 2012 1:20:05 PM

Well your PSU is not of very good quality as it is the stock cyberpower unit, and the fact that it lacks the 6 pin connectors is not good either. You could use an adapter such as a 4pin molex to 6pin, but its not recommended. The best option would be to get a new PSU to go along with the gtx660.

Some good brands are: antec, corsair, seasonic, but there are many more good ones out there.

I would get a 500 watt PSU, as it should be more than enough, but if you plan for future upgrades you could go for a 650 watt.
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November 23, 2012 1:20:52 PM

dom8111 said:
But that one is only 430w when the recommended is 450? Is that ok?

Yes. In the first and last picture, they used high end CPUs which they OC to death. Your power consumption will be closer to the second picture.


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November 23, 2012 1:31:22 PM

Ok we'll thank you all for the advice
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