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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Vipr3 View Post
Okay but still, why not go with a 750 or higher just for future purposes?
Because most people actually never do an upgrade. Only get something bigger if you know 100% that you will add another card or two.

Maybe if you just tried 1 card, you'd be satisfied. I have an HD4650 which most people here gag at...but it runs all of my games on Medium-High (No AA) At 1400 x 900 at 30fps+.
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I'm sure It'll run fine with your psu, even if its 5 years old. My sig rig uses 467w on full load according to my killawat meter. No I'm not joking, 467w.
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post #13 of 19
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I'm sure It'll run fine with your psu, even if its 5 years old. My sig rig uses 467w on full load according to my killawat meter. No I'm not joking, 467w.
That's at the wall too.

Really, you're good too go my friend.
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post #14 of 19
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I'm sure It'll run fine with your psu, even if its 5 years old. My sig rig uses 467w on full load according to my killawat meter. No I'm not joking, 467w.
/thread

There is no point to buy a new PSU, unless you want to waste money for no reason.
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah View Post
If you are going to upgrade because you want to, that's one thing, but you don't NEED to upgrade..

It may be advantageous but there is no need here.

If you do upgrade, go with an up to date 500-600w unit. If you're still using an 8800 GTS, chances are this 560 will last you just as long as that did, in which case you definitely don't need an overkill PSU.
Yeah, I'n not saying that you need to but if you want to, then why not.
    
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post #16 of 19
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You guys are quick.

I don't have plans to run more than one card on this system any time soon. I may make a move over to water cooling within the next year (lol), but I'm not entirely sure I will.

I'm not convinced yet! Although your arguments are all great, I just want to see this thread continue on in case someone has some revolutionary answer for me (keep it friendly, though).
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post #17 of 19
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You guys are quick.

I don't have plans to run more than one card on this system any time soon. I may make a move over to water cooling within the next year (lol), but I'm not entirely sure I will.

I'm not convinced yet! Although your arguments are all great, I just want to see this thread continue on in case someone has some revolutionary answer for me (keep it friendly, though).
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post #18 of 19
Put it this way. Your computer can probably be run on a 430Wer without issues.

If you are seeing stability problems, (which you won't), then buy a new PSU. IF you are straining the PSU too much, the HX520 and every other decent PSU have overcurrent protection etc. to ensure that the PSU and your computer are not damaged. Also, well built PSUs like the HX520 can typically provide MORE power than they are speced for. I bet your HX520 can do 550W+ without harming itself.

Set up your new stuff, and if it works, don't worry about it. If you think you are having a power issue, then buy a new supply.
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post #19 of 19
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Alright. Cool. I'll grab the 560GTX when my next paycheck comes!

Thanks for all your input, guys. Really appreciate it.
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