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January 23, 2013 8:03:52 AM

Hey there, Looking to upgrade my cards card. But one of my friends is saying I need to upgrade my power supply also at the same time. I am wondering is there a way of getting a very good graphics card (around £200) without upgrading my power supply aswell?

Here is my specs

Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770K (3.5GHz) 8MB Cache

Motherboard: ASUS® MAXIMUS V GENE: M-ATX, INTEL Z77 ROG MOTHERBOARD

Memory (RAM): 32GB KINGSTON HYPERX BEAST DUAL-DDR3 1866MHz X.M.P (4 x 8GB KIT)

Graphics Card: 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE 210 - DVI, HDMI, VGA

Power Supply: 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan


Thanks guys :) 

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a c 182 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 23, 2013 8:07:56 AM

Hd 7850 or gtx 660 will be good.please tell your +12v amperage ratings on psu sticker.
a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 8:08:32 AM

Well if it is a high quality brand of PSU then i would say go get a 7850 or GTX 660 but i doubt it is and it is not single rail (usually dual rail PSU's are older ones and are not to be trusted under load). I do not know the prices in the UK sorry but i could see you being able to get a 7870 ghz eddition or 7950, or GTX 660 Ti with 200 of your currency.
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January 23, 2013 8:12:10 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Hd 7850 or gtx 660 will be good.please tell your +12v amperage ratings on psu sticker.


Lovely thank you, I am not at home at the moment but I believe the +12V can be found here of my PSU
http://www.bequiet.com/en/powersupply/293

Two separated 12V rails (DUAL RAIL) for optimal power supply
Stable power supply, high degree of safety against currency fluctuations off the power mains through a very high support time of >23ms.
Maximum power stability on the output voltages of (+/- 3%) and active PFC with PF of up to 0.99
a c 182 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 23, 2013 8:26:30 AM

Update +12v ratings when you reach home.
a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 9:27:42 AM

the be quiet brand of psu has recently become a very good teir 2 psu. after 2011.

i see in your link to the psu under specifications it says 25A on the 12v...thats kinda low.
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