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I'm looking to upgrade my video card for future games such as guildwars 2/ BF3 i know its a long time ahead, but i got money! and it needs to be spend soon.. hahaha, but ya, Due to haveing a old Q6600 and a trashy 550 PSU, will my sig rig be able to handle the 6870?


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No.

Your Q6600 is at a good speed, and won't bottleneck the card.

Just get a better PSU really.

Also, you have one of the best OCing motherboards for LGA 775, can't you squeeze a few extre mhz out of that Q66?

I'm sure you can.
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You know a HD 6870 replaces the HD 5850, right?
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You know a HD 6870 replaces the HD 5850, right?
What's the point of that?

It's in the same performance league as your GTX 560.
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i would say honestly that the PSU should be able to handle the card ok. the 6xxx series seems to be much more energy efficient than the 5xxx series and my cheap CHEAP 550 handles my 5770 like a pro.
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your power supply will be fine. i run 2 on a 650w.
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No.

Your Q6600 is at a good speed, and won't bottleneck the card.

Just get a better PSU really.

Also, you have one of the best OCing motherboards for LGA 775, can't you squeeze a few extre mhz out of that Q66?

I'm sure you can.
My Q6600 is a 1.280v, it was at 3.6ghz for a bit, but i brought it down for some reason, can't remember been like 2 years since i overclocked anything in my rig.

and whats the difference between the 5870 and 6870 then? dx10/11? also would a 560 ti be better? i know Nvidia is more power hungry for my psu... soo.. lol
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post #8 of 8
Your PSU doesn't put out a whole lot on the 12V rail but I think you'll be okay.

5870>6870, 5870>560Ti, 5870=6950 and all have DX11

Also, why do you need to spend it so soon? Prices for graphics cards will go down as time goes on.
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