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Build Advice Sidegrade/Uprade help please!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SeñorTasty, 13 Sep 2012.

  1. SeñorTasty

    SeñorTasty New Member

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    Hey all, been viewing the forums here now for quite some time and up until now have not had the need for any advice... things change however...

    Anyway as the story goes I had to bin my gtx 580 due to financial reasons, and fall back to the trusty gtx 460. Now I'm contemplating a gpu upgrade. PC is used for gaming @1920x1080.

    System Specs:

    i5 760 3.7 Antec Kuhler 920
    8gb ddr3
    msi p55a g55
    gtx 460
    antec 300
    64gb Crucial m4
    2tb WD Green
    2tb Black
    3x 120mm case fans
    OCZ modxtreme pro 500w

    Now im downgrading from a DF-85 and a 1250w psu (Overkill I know). Now the main question is whether or not the Modxtreme 500w has enough juice to power a 660ti and all the components stated above above or would i be better off with a standard 660(when available in BC, Canada) or AMD equivalent.. budget is $300CAD (roughly 200GBP??) :thumb:

    (...misses gtx 580 :wallbash:)

    thanks
     
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  2. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    It should easily cope, your potential machine has a similar spec to mine and I've measured from the wall with Furmark and Prime64 running and I still have 100W headroom.

    Games don't draw anything like as much power.
     
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  3. SeñorTasty

    SeñorTasty New Member

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    Thank you very much for the quick reply.. problem solved :thumb:

    have some rep :rock:
     

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