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One of my friends recently got me a very good deal, someone is willing to take my xfx 5770 and some cash for a 7/8 months old MSI GTX460 1GB version. I know it is a tempting deal but cant really make up my mind about it. In my whole life I have never bought anything with an MSI logo. I have got nothing against that company, its just something that never happened.
There's something else too, I have got a corsair VX450 smps with a single 6pin power cable. If I put the 460 in my sig rig (of course I would have to use 6pin-molex converter for one of the two 6pin power sockets in the 460) would my tiny smps be able to handle it all? No way in hell I can afford a new smps right now. So, the question remains........ should I pursue my 460 dreams?

Come on guys, dont hesitate to leave a piece of your mind. I can take this decision on my own but I really value your opinions.

Note: Please dont advice me to buy a new 460 cause I cant. Am saving up to buy a much needed bigger cabinet, entire system is falling apart.
    
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How much cash difference are you talking about? and that psu will not be enough.
    
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the PSU will be cutting it close tbh, because the card gets pretty power hungry if you want those 800c,900c OC's.

pass on it man. you need a better PSU first.
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
the PSU will be cutting it close tbh, because the card gets pretty power hungry if you want those 800c,900c OC's.

pass on it man. you need a better PSU first.
Agreed, you'll be hating yourself if it doesn't work out. That's so close that its anybody's call whether or not it will work without overloading the PSU. Plus, if you're adding cash, it isn't a screaming deal to begin with.
    
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GTX460 is a 160w GPU. Liked other said, 450vx can do 33a/396w on 12v so it should be fine as long as keep it at stock based on what you have.
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How much cash difference are you talking about? and that psu will not be enough.
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.................... Plus, if you're adding cash, it isn't a screaming deal to begin with.
Lets just forget about the cash for now....... I think its gonna be a very small amount.

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the PSU will be cutting it close tbh, because the card gets pretty power hungry if you want those 800c,900c OC's.

pass on it man. you need a better PSU first.
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GTX460 is a 160w GPU. Liked other said, 450vx can do 33a/396w on 12v so it should be fine as long as keep it at stock based on what you have.
Exactly my point guys. I dont wanna OC my gpu just to get 3-4 additional fps (I am not comfortable with OCing gpus without WC). If everything works out for me, I am going to add another 1TB sata HDD in my rig, thats it. So, I think that wattage wise I am gonna be ok, but then again, I wont have any headroom left.

So, I guess everything comes down to the performance difference between these cards and the quality of the MSI product. Anything to add on these lines people.
    
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MSI has good warranty, transferrable and you don't need the invoice (correct me if I am wrong).
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post #8 of 19
450w is the absolute minimum recommended for a stock 460. The cyclone is factory OC'd IIRC, so you'll be cutting it very close, especially if you plan to add more to it.

Also, depending on how much extra money he's asking for it may or may not be a good deal. MSI makes good cards, though IMO their twin frozr coolers are better than their cyclone fans. If he's really trying to gouge you on it, I'd pass.
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My Cyclone undervolted to 0.9V (from 1V stock), making my total system power consumption (measured at the wall outlet) ~300W max when running BOINC (CPU+GPU).
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A VX450 should be fine for a single GTX 460, they're not power hungry cards. Go for it
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