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Hi, i have a 600w PSU

check sig for pc specs

I want to upgrade to a 6950 card


Is it possible to do so, taking into account my PSU?/


Cheers

p.s. what 6950 card shud i get..? 1gb or 2gb , brand e.g powercolor,saphhire,xfx etc
    
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is it a 'Be Quiet' psu? If so, should be fine for the one 6950. 600w Should be alright for just one - specs say it draws about 200w for a single.

Go for a 2gb Reference 6950. Most can be flashed to a 6970 with excellent results.

Overclockers.co.uk are selling the unlockable ref designs for a sale price ATM. Worth a look if your from UK...

http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduc...odid=GX-256-SP
    
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i have a 750w w/ 2 6950's. you should be good
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post #4 of 15
It's totally fine, you'll still have some headroom left with that PSU and your system.

In regards to your question, whether you should get the 1gb or the 2gb version, it depends on your budget, but might push it and get the 2gb version so you can flash it to a 6970 ^_^

edit: about the brand, it's your choice, i've been a big fan of sapphire and asus ^_^. Heard a lot of bad stuff about xfx recently, so i say follow the crowd and avoid xfx ^_^
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hi im from UK

wow! so many replies so quick. +rep all

My pc is from pcspecialst.co.uk , its a nonbranded psu but i hear its made by a big company that makes most of the big branded ones like corsair(or w/e lol!)

Im not sure now.. i cant spend that much on a gpu!?!

I currently have a 5770 powercolor, normal ***** (not a 5750, it died and they gave me a 5770 1GB )

is it worth upgrade? at such expensive cost
I can get £60 max to sell my 5770 incl delivery, were else can i put it up for sale and get a higher price??

Im thinking that i should wait now.

Was thinking of getting 6870 but idk

SO CONFUSED
    
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Originally Posted by PringlesInisde View Post
hi im from UK

wow! so many replies so quick. +rep all

My pc is from pcspecialst.co.uk , its a nonbranded psu but i hear its made by a big company that makes most of the big branded ones like corsair(or w/e lol!)

Im not sure now.. i cant spend that much on a gpu!?!

I currently have a 5770 powercolor, normal ***** (not a 5750, it died and they gave me a 5770 1GB )

is it worth upgrade? at such expensive cost
I can get £60 max to sell my 5770 incl delivery, were else can i put it up for sale and get a higher price??

Im thinking that i should wait now.

Was thinking of getting 6870 but idk

SO CONFUSED

every upgrade is worth it ^_^ it's just a matter of if you have the money to spend, unbranded PSU huh, made by corsair...

If you're thinking of getting a 6870, I'll suggest getting a 560 instead. It's better in so many ways ^_^ I'm selling my one if you want hehe
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Originally Posted by PringlesInisde View Post
hi im from UK

wow! so many replies so quick. +rep all

My pc is from pcspecialst.co.uk , its a nonbranded psu but i hear its made by a big company that makes most of the big branded ones like corsair(or w/e lol!)

Im not sure now.. i cant spend that much on a gpu!?!

I currently have a 5770 powercolor, normal ***** (not a 5750, it died and they gave me a 5770 1GB )

is it worth upgrade? at such expensive cost
I can get £60 max to sell my 5770 incl delivery, were else can i put it up for sale and get a higher price??

Im thinking that i should wait now.

Was thinking of getting 6870 but idk

SO CONFUSED
my 6950 was 268.99 of newegg.
200$ left for quality future proof gpu isnt bad.
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post #8 of 15
Selling the 5770 is exactly what I did to get my 6950 - so glad I did aswell, plows through everything.

Your PSU will be fine i'm sure. Can you open up the side panel on your case to see any stickers/logos on it?? Just keep an eye on it. Its an easy/cheapish upgrade to a definite reliable one if you ever get worried of it.
    
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Get a 2GB if you can afford it/save longer, it will only get more useful in time

I think I'll get a high quality +750W for when I CF, for some over head
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hi

im not /cant crossfire beacuse motherboard has only one pci x16 slot or w/e


regarding opening side panel//// yes i can lol ive got inwin fanqua case, the side panel with large fan opens up in about 4seconds
U talking about the gpu stickers? its a powercolor gpu , AX5770.. (model name)


For some reason i dont think my PSU W is enough..
can someone help me calculate it ???
    
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