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I have a EVGA GTX 470 and am wondering if there is a worthwhile upgrade to it. If I went SLI I would need a new psu though. With Battlefield 3 coming out, I am willing to drop about 350-400 on a new video card/SLI my computer to get the best graphics possible.

Thanks for the advice.
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I don't know whether or not it's worth it to upgrade, but the TX650 is enough to handle your system with two GTX 470s in it.
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you could grab a 570 and use 470 for physx maybe a little overkill on the physx
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I don't know whether or not it's worth it to upgrade, but the TX650 is enough to handle your system with two GTX 470s in it.
Yes another 470 would be just fine with the PSU you currently own.
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Well you can either go SLI now, or sell your 470 and get at a 580/590(590 new psu) or just wait it out and get a kepler in early 2012. I understand wanting to go all out for BF3, I do too, but I probly won't do anything till after xmas. It really just comes down to how bad that money is burnin a hole in ur pocket. There will always be something new coming out, but you just have to play the waiting game. But if you get a card now you can tweek your system before release. So really it all where you want to be before release and after release of BF3. I'll probly wait, play and get some feed back for other players and there rigs. Because we know there is going to be alot of feed back.
Edited by KEITHRH12 - 8/16/11 at 4:59pm
post #6 of 12
your psu is 52 amps on the 12 volt rail it would probably work but you have no headroom for overclocking. good luck
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post #7 of 12
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your psu is 52 amps on the 12 volt rail it would probably work but you have no headroom for overclocking. good luck
It will work without a problem. The HX650 has a +12V of 52A as well, and I was told many times that I could have had two GTX 470s in my system instead of a 580, but I have no interest in having more than one video card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trailer park boy View Post
your psu is 52 amps on the 12 volt rail it would probably work but you have no headroom for overclocking. good luck
yeah I was going to add that too, probly max out after the upgrade! But just depending on way you go. SLI no room, newer single card, you have some room.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post
yeah I was going to add that too, probly max out after the upgrade! But just depending on way you go. SLI no room, newer single card, you have some room.
There's plenty of room:

Guru3D was able to get their test system to pull 567W from the wall outlet with two GTX 470s in it while the system was under full load (source). This means that the system pulled about 480W from the power supply.
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Great responses guys, I guess I was wrong about the ability to SLI. I though that I looked at Nvidia's SLI zone website and saw that the 650 wasnt able to SLI. If I do SLI, what kind of cooling should I get? Yate Loons?
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