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February 17, 2013 7:43:48 PM

Im looking to buy a new video card and i was leaning towards a ASUS 650Ti 1gb but i found this and im wondering if my setup will support it or will i have to upgrade my PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
M4A78LT-M motherboard
16gb ddr3 1600mhz ram
AMD phenom II 965 x4 deneb
and a 300watt power supply

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February 17, 2013 7:54:00 PM

Is prob go up on the power supply and get a better card.. depends, what is your budget on a card.. but nice to have the links to all the specs of your computer as well. You know like what are you wanting out of the card, like what results, all these are essential in helping you get the best card you're looking for.
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February 17, 2013 7:57:47 PM

flamehead269 said:
Is prob go up on the power supply and get a better card.. depends, what is your budget on a card.. but nice to have the links to all the specs of your computer as well. You know like what are you wanting out of the card, like what results, all these are essential in helping you get the best card you're looking for.



Im looking to spend 300 or less...and get a good card that can run PHYSX or something equivilant on high settings on a 1080p monitor(ill have the links in a minute..)
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February 17, 2013 8:04:51 PM

uhm.. well this is $370 and is a beast..

Uses 170Watt MAX so you might need to bump up that power supply maybe... depends on the rest of your specs.

MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 17, 2013 8:11:43 PM

this gpu im recommending and ur cpu alone use a dangerously close amount of wattage like 275 estimated... I would suggest a PSU upgrade if you go ahead with that GPU.
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February 17, 2013 8:12:36 PM

flamehead269 said:
uhm.. well this is $370 and is a beast..

Uses 170Watt MAX so you might need to bump up that power supply maybe... depends on the rest of your specs.

MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Looks like a great card...do you know if theres really any difference between say an MSI and a ASUS 670?
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February 17, 2013 8:14:35 PM

Well the one you supplyed was a 2gb NVIDIA GeForce 660 GTX, but the one I suggested was a 670, but the 660 might use around the same amount of wattage as the 670, so I suggest a PSU upgrade either way, even if it doesnt go over 300 watts, better to be safe than sorry. They are just different brands, but both good ones, but the GPU are both NVIDIA. Plus the one I supplyed you has I think some more (bits). You can go with either one, but the 670 is beast, also, what do you have now?
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February 17, 2013 8:18:14 PM

flamehead269 said:
Well the one you supplyed was a 2gb NVIDIA GeForce 660 GTX, but the one I suggested was a 670, but the 660 might use around the same amount of wattage as the 670, so I suggest a PSU upgrade either way, even if it doesnt go over 300 watts, better to be safe than sorry. They are just different brands, but both good ones, but the GPU are both NVIDIA.


Alright cool thanks for your help, One last question...what wattage would you recommend i was thinking about a 750w to 1000w but dont wanna spend more then i have to..
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February 17, 2013 8:18:40 PM

Best answer selected by Alec Huskey.
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February 17, 2013 8:24:23 PM

Well I was thinking a 500watt or a 650 but 650 is overkill.
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February 17, 2013 8:29:10 PM

even better and im assuming any power supply will work?
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February 17, 2013 8:31:06 PM

anything above 500 or 650 will do fine even though there is no need for extra wattage.
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February 17, 2013 8:32:58 PM

Sorry my last question was unclear....It doesnt matter what 500-650watt power supply i buy? Any 500-650watt will work?
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February 17, 2013 8:41:43 PM

Yeah you can buy one thats efficent on energy or one thats just 500 watt-650 watt as long as it gives ya the power ya need to your motherboard and components.
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February 17, 2013 8:43:14 PM

Alright cool thanks for the help, really appreciate it :) 
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February 17, 2013 9:17:11 PM

Np, PM me if you need help with anything ^_^
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