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Can my rig run the GTX 670?

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December 22, 2012 9:49:33 PM

Hey everyone, I want to play Planetside 2 at about 60 fps in medium to High settings.

Right now I have this :

Acer Aspire M5811

Specs :
3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5 650
Board: Acer H57M01
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
8gb of Ram


I'm looking into buying the GeForce GTX 670. I think Planetside 2 should run really smoothly with that card, however, I'm not sure if my Mobo can take it or if my comp would overheat.

What do you guys think?

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a b Î Nvidia
December 22, 2012 9:52:09 PM

If your power supply meets the needs of the 670, then yes. What make and model of power supply are you using?
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December 22, 2012 9:56:22 PM

Seems to be a 500W Power Supply
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a b Î Nvidia
December 22, 2012 9:58:05 PM

What make/model? Not all PSUs are created equally.
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December 22, 2012 9:58:19 PM

The motherboard has a pci-e x16 slot, so it's good to go for the video card. The no-name 500 watt PSU might or might not have what it takes. It technically meets the minimum specifications, but it's hard to tell how good the quality is and most big manufacturers tend to slip in pretty underwhelming PSUs. If you have the cash to spend on a 670, another $60 on a quality brand name PSU would be a good investment.
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December 22, 2012 10:09:26 PM

Seems its a FSP Group FSP450-60EP

So I was wrong, its a 450w power supply
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a b Î Nvidia
December 22, 2012 10:36:16 PM

I would upgrade the power supply as well. I suggest seasonic and corsair psus.
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a b Î Nvidia
December 23, 2012 10:15:18 AM

A lot of Seasonic PSUs are actually FSP-built anyway. A lot of people don't realise but only one or two Corsair models are made by Seasonic. All of XFXs models are. Or Silverpower SP-Sxxx / SP-SxxxM / SP-SS lines, PC Power & Cooling Silencer series and Silencer Mk III series.
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a b Î Nvidia
December 23, 2012 10:29:29 AM

That's true, sam, but that particular FSP unit is of old design, lacking power on 12V rails.

I'd suggest upgrading the power supply in addition to the graphics card. Get a decent 500-600 watt unit from Antec, Corsair, FSP, Seasonic or XFX. Other than that, check out whether your PC case is large enough.
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December 23, 2012 2:12:15 PM

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