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My computer is a dell prebuild 7100. The max configuration with this same power supply was I believe a 5870 (an older version of the 6870 i think) and a 1100t phenom x6. I have a phenom x4 830 cpu, which is less power hungry, and the grapihcs card right now is a HD 5450, which obviously is terrible. I am upgrading it to either a 650 ti, a 660 or a 660 ti depending on what my power supply can handle.
I know it has at least 1 6 pin connector (see pic http://i.imgur.com/xnSyPiq.jpg, it looks like two but its just two of them in series circuit I think, oculd be wrong), but I don't know if my '450w' psu is actually capable of supplying that much power. I can take pictures of the label if needed.

Should I buy a new power supply before installing these new graphics cards? Or will this dell one work okay. I can always use like a gtx 650 non ti, which is supposed to only use like 64 watts but I'd like to get a more powerful one.
Edited by qzyxya - 2/14/13 at 5:19pm
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I probably didn't give you enough information actually. I am running the phenom 830, one 500gb hard drive, I will be buying another 1tb 7200rpm hard drive in the future. I have 12gb of ram (1333mhz, two sticks of dell's stock 4gb ram and two sticks of samsung magic 1.35v ram) and I have only one disk drive bay.
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nevermind. sorry i tried too help but others just want too argue
Edited by jlhawn - 2/11/13 at 6:43pm
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You question has been answered in another thread. Please refer to your other thread you opened.
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Edited by jlhawn - 2/11/13 at 6:43pm
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

well Nvidias geforce site says the GTX 660ti requires a 450 watt psu, therefore I would get the card and install it and see what happens and go from there as it should be o.k. it also uses 2 6pin power connectors but all the cards come with adaptor plugs too either split your 6 pin into 2 6 pins or convert a 4 pin molex into a 6 pin.
I have seen systems using the 2 6pin connectors on a graphics that were just like the one in your picture.

yeah, see if it doesn't overload and kill all of your components.
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You question has been answered in another thread. Please refer to your other thread you opened.
Yeah sorry, I was told to ask it in this power supply forum instead of the graphics card one.
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Yeah sorry, I was told to ask it in this power supply forum instead of the graphics card one.

the answer is the same, get a better PSU or "install it and see what happens"
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I guess I'll get a new psu just to be safe.
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yeah, see if it doesn't overload and kill all of your components.

Edited by jlhawn - 2/11/13 at 6:45pm
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