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Can my system handle a graphics card upgrade?

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January 24, 2013 11:46:26 PM

Hello, I currently have an EVGA gtx 470, and I am thinking about upgrading to an EVGA gtx 670. However, I do not know if my system can handle it or if it is even compatible. Here are my system specs:

CPU - Intel i7 2600k @ 3.4ghz
MoBo - Asus p8p67 pro
Memory - 8gb ram
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 470
PSU - Antec EA-750 750W
HDD - 1TB

I have not overclocked anything and my case has multiple fans on it. Any advice would be appreciated

EDIT: I unscrewed the power supply and was finally able to read the top part of the label. It's an Antec EA-750
January 24, 2013 11:49:08 PM

We need the name and model # of your PSU.

If indeed it is a quality 730 watt unit you are good to go.

If it is a cheapo box that just says 730 watts then you need an upgrade.

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January 24, 2013 11:50:22 PM

The cpu will not bottleneck the card in question, the board is compatible with any pcie 3.0 card(pcie 3.0 is fully compatible with previous versions, with 2.0 16x, it won't take a hit in performance).
A 500w psu is the minimum required, you got one with 730w, but there's no mention of the brand of the psu, it's rare to see one with 730w, either it's 700 or 750.
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January 25, 2013 12:09:34 AM

djangoringo said:
...you got one with 730w, but there's no mention of the brand of the psu, it's rare to see one with 730w, either it's 700 or 750.


Yes, that's why I am suspicious that 730 watts of clean power is a mirage...
What if it's something like a PowMax?

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January 25, 2013 12:28:22 AM

My case actually covered most of the label on the power supply, so i can't see the model number, but it said 729W somewhere on the sticker, so i figured it was 730W. However, i'm 90% sure that it's at least 700W. I bought it from Tigerdirect if that helps.
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January 25, 2013 12:31:56 AM

We need a brand name. Chances are its not any good and makes less than 450w.
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January 25, 2013 12:43:11 AM

From tigerdirect...they sell most oem psus with low quality.
Check the sticker on the psu tell the specs and brand.
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January 25, 2013 12:57:33 AM

I finally unscrewed it and got the model number. It is an Antec ea-750
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January 25, 2013 1:13:36 AM

It should be able to run basically any GPU.
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January 25, 2013 1:18:20 AM

And it fits on my motherboard? I was worried that my motherboard was not compatible.
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January 25, 2013 1:22:04 AM

Its compatible with any modern GPU.
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January 25, 2013 1:25:48 AM

coolperson135 said:
And it fits on my motherboard? I was worried that my motherboard was not compatible.



Did you check the other post ?
I said any pcie 3.0 card is backwards compatible with previous pcie, either 2.0/1.1
So it's perfectly compatible and without loss of performance.
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