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Upgrade to 69xx or 570. PSU worries

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Hi guys! I have the Seasonic 520w Breeze Bronze cert PSU.

Currently running sig rig on it with an extra 120gig HDD from an older PC thrown into the mix. I'm wanting to upgrade my 460 and was wondering if a 560ti is the most powerful card I could get due to my PSU. However I'd like to consider a 570 or the 6950->unlock but I'm not sure if I could still OC safely. My computer isn't on 24/7 if that makes a difference in the stresses the PSU sees. I turn it off when I goto work, giving it a good 8-10 hrs of rest per day.

P.S. Wanting more graphics power as I'll be upgrading to a dual screen setup shortly. I know multiple monitors typically favor more vram. I'll also be upgrading to bulldozer when the time comes if that makes any difference.
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post #2 of 5
hrmm... my 550w psu can run a 470 fine, with 36 amps on the rails...

BTW, here's a calculator for you to find out:

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
     
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post #3 of 5
A Seasonic 520w will easily run a single 570 or 6970 (or unlocked 6950)

If you plan multi monitor as in Eyefinity then the AMD card would be the better option (and due to the unlock, a 6950-6970 unlock is a faster option).
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As stated, it's fine for what you have in mind (6950/70 or 570)
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Whoa. Thanks for the quick responses guys. I'm glad I can safely keep my little PSU that could! So...anyone need a 2nd 460 that can do 880/2050 around 75c in occt? >.>b
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