Upgrading to 660 gpu

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?qid=1353681166&sr=8-5&pi=SL75 Or the one from newegg because of free assassins creed please help thank you
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  1. 500watts meets the requirement for 660. which is according to EVGA "Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply"
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Nope i wouldn't recommend, the psu is not that expensive and its safer.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  7. You need to upgrade your PSU.

    CyberPower Gamer Ultra 2098 Budget Gaming PC Review - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1762/4/
    "This power supply doesn't have any PCIe 6-pin power connectors for video card expansion"

    CORSAIR CX430 ($16.99 after $20.00 rebate card) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  8. boyabunda said:
    You need to upgrade your PSU.

    CyberPower Gamer Ultra 2098 Budget Gaming PC Review - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1762/4/
    "This power supply doesn't have any PCIe 6-pin power connectors for video card expansion"

    CORSAIR CX430 ($16.99 after $20.00 rebate card) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    But that one is only 430w when the recommended is 450? Is that ok?
  9. If buying a new PSU why not go with a quality PC P&C 500watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703035
  10. 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.
  11. 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.


  12. Ok we'll thank you all for the advice
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