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hello, i need a bit of advice please
i'm looking to upgrade my HD3870 with a BFG 8800GTS 512 OC and am concerned about my psu (sig rig), as i'm allso going to add another sata2 drive and 2 extra 512mb sticks of ballistix 667.
will my hx520 be able to power this lot?
if it's a matter of it will power the card but i would have to upgrade the psu before getting the RAM and/or hard drive, then thats ok, but if it will struggle with the gts in my current setup as is, then do you think it would be worth upgrading from HD3870 to a EVGA 8800GT OC?
any help appreciated, cheers
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post #2 of 13
Why would you upgrade from your 3870!?!??

HX520W is plenty enough.
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because my 3870 struggles a little at 1680x1050 (i think thats right) and i'm using an nvidia chipset so maybe i'll go sli someday, obviously not with this psu though
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post #4 of 13
HX520 should be fine for your G92 8800GTS. It needs 400W with 26A on 12v rails. Your HX520 has 40A on 12v rails.
post #5 of 13
A 650w x-clio is certified by SLI-Zone, and by reading the reviews on power consumption, I'm tempted to say it'd be safe to use.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3175&p=7

But a 620w will definitely work.
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post #6 of 13
Your HX520 is more then plenty.
post #7 of 13
the corsair HX620 was only $104 at buy.com after MIR and Goggle Checkout, 2 days ago. not sure anymore though

edit: it still is

i wouldnt count on the HX520 to run SLI though, but for one card it is plenty. i used to have and just sold 3 weeks ago. worked great but i would suggest a bigger psu for SLI/Crossfire
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post #8 of 13
I think the gts g92 is a worthy upgrade from a 3870. I upgraded from a 2900xt and noticed a pretty big performance difference. anyways, that psu will be way more than enough. Have fun!!
post #9 of 13
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thanks for the replies, those that have said the hx520 is plenty, is that including the extra sata and ram?
gonna hand out some rep+ now, cheers
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post #10 of 13
Yes it's including those items, they draw very little in comparison to the GPU and CPU, the main suckers....

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