Closed Need your help buddies! HD 7870 + ASUS 550w? HELP! Tags: Graphics Cards Asus Graphics Last response: December 22, 2012 7:35 PM in Graphics & Displays Share PzyDuck December 22, 2012 6:55:22 AM Hi to all! merry christmas! The thing is that im going to upgreade my pc. so i need some info Actual PC specs: Mother: ASUS M3A78 (bit old) GPU: Nvidia 9800GTX+ plus overclocked PSU: ASUS 550w (Real watts) CPU: Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.60 Ghz RAM: 4 gb SO: Windows 8 64 bits professional Resolution: 1920x180 Upgreade: Mother: The same GPU: Shappire AMD HD 7870 Dual fan OC edition 2gb PSU: The same CPU: The same RAM: 8 gb SO: The same Resolution: 1920x1080 So, my questions are: 1) ¿ The power supply, is enough for the 7870 ? 2) ¿ Should i upgreade the CPU, or its okay ? (i dont want to, but if i have to.. i would do it) 3) ¿ You think that with this thermalthake ( http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1390&ID=19... ) and 4 x 120mm coolers (don't know wich ones yet) its a good cooling setup for gameing ? Thanks to all for the help! bye! More about : buddies 7870 asus 550w Best solution Xttony a b U Graphics card December 22, 2012 9:51:24 AM 1. You don't need to upgrade your PSU now but consider that in your next updrade. 2. You don't need to. 3. That is a fine case but I don't think you need that sort of cooling with 3 fans. Commandermadi a b U Graphics card December 22, 2012 9:56:21 AM 1. Its just enough for it. 2. I guess you should upgrade it, in order not to bottleneck your GPU performance. 3- The case is cool. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer PzyDuck December 22, 2012 7:29:05 PM Best answer selected by PzyDuck. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNeed help buddies WoW budget PC ForumPLS HELP FX 8350 + hd 7870 low fps? ForumFirst time $900 gaming build - help ForumGTX 660 Vs HD 7870 pls help ... ForumNeed help deciding between a Radeon HD 7870 or 7950 ForumOwn A Corsair 550W ATX12V. Does new system require an upgrade? ForumKingwin Lazer 550W enough? ForumI5-3570 / Radeon 7850 build, NEED PSU HELP ! Antec 550w ATX12V ForumBest GPU among these 7870 /660ti/7950s ForumHELPPPP!!!! My psu dosent have a 6 pin and my new 7870 wont power HELP ForumAsus DirectCU II Radeon HD 7870 Black screen / seems to loose signal ForumGTX660 or HD7870 ? ForumLow 3dMark 2011 on Asus 7870 ForumWhich build is better--670 or 7870 Ghz?? ForumHd 7870 Faulty card? ForumZ77 extreme4, i5 3570K, 550w PSU = Which GPU? ForumSecond Thoughts on a ASUS HD7870 ForumNeed Advice on HD 7870 vs. HD 7950 vs. GTX660ti for first build ForumAdvices on a build (i5 + 7870 ) ForumNew Build GPU Question. BF3 Main Game(getting rdy for BF4) More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !