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Hi,
I'm planning to upgrade the GPU(GTX 260 Black Edition) of my comp. I think I'm going to buy factory OCed version of either a Radeon 5970 or most probably, a GTX 580.

My current Rig:
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5A
Intel Core i7 920 (OC> 3.7Ghz 1.2vcore)
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 3x2GB
WD Cavier Black 1TB
XFX GTX 260 BlacK Edition
Sony DRU-870S DVD RW
Tagaan BZ800 (800W)
Fans:
LED>> 1x120mm, 2x200mm MegaFlow
Normal>> 1x120mm Panaflo, 1x200mm MegaFlow

Recommended PSU for 580 is 600W and for 5970 is 650W.
Will my current PSU be able to provide enough power or do I need to change it as well?
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post #2 of 8
I've just had a look, that PSU will be more than enough

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=8

Looking at this whilst it gets a bit loud at 600w or above on load it's still within operational limits.

I say go for it, with a big smile on your face , also, keep your GTX260 as a dedicated physx card.

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You got 64A on your 12V, you are set and that is alot of 12V rails.
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I've just had a look, that PSU will be more than enough

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=8

Looking at this whilst it gets a bit loud at 600w or above on load it's still within operational limits.

I say go for it, with a big smile on your face , also, keep your GTX260 as a dedicated physx card.

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Nice to know that.
I actually didn't notice at first that I can use my 260 as Dedicated Physx card! Thanks for bringing it forward.
Can you tell me how much of a performance gain I should expect if I use the 260 as Physx card?
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post #5 of 8
Well,

I have my 570, if I put Physx on my 570 I get around 45FPS on mafia II. If I use my 275 I get around 60. This is with everything on high.

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post #6 of 8
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I am looking to buy one the following factory OCed GTX 580.

1)MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC

2)EVGA GTX 580 SuperClocked

3)GigaByte GV-N580UD-15I

4)Asus GTX580 DirectCU II

I was first thinking about buying the #4 Asus one but it has a 3-slot cooler. I have to let that one go since I plan to use SLI somewhere down the road.
So now my primary choice is the #1 MSI GTX 580 (Dual slot cooler). I read that it crashes in some games and and bad 3d performance. But a slight increase in voltage should fix the crashes.

So is it safe to buy the MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr 2 OC?
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post #7 of 8
The MSI's are quite common so that must mean they are quite reliable.

I think when you get to this calibre of card, you can pretty much go with any of them.

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post #8 of 8
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I will be recieving my GTX 580 by the end of this week... cant wait to lay my hand on it!

As Compuman said, I'm going to use the GTX 260 as PhysX card. My PSU will be able to handle GTX 580 but can it handle both of the GPUs?
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