GTX 470 & Intel Quad i7 950 etc.
I am about to upgrade my computer this upcoming week and I have read a lot of forums and this is what I came up with:
Processor: Intel Quad core i7 950.
Ram: 1600MHz ddr3 from Crosair.
Motherboard: Socket 1366 Asus.
Graphic card: Geforce GTX 470 1.25GB from Zotac.
Cooler master 932 red
Power supply 650W from Antec.
Haven't bought a new computer/hardware in 5 years.
There is a lot of different views on that graphic card, some people say its not the money worth it and it gets too hot etc. That's why I decided to get that cabinet, since I'll keep upgrade it.
My plan is to make PoV videos with fraps on highest settings with 1920x1200 resolution.
Will this be possible if yes/For how many years?
honestly, get a bigger PSU. a 650W will be under a constant high amount of load with that set up. get at least a 750 or 850W. If you plan on overclocking, SLI, etc., then keep goin up.
other than that, looks good
I agree, you should get at least a 750W unit, depending on what motherboard can handle for CF/SLI.
If you've only got a board that does a dual gpu setup, then a 750/850 unit will do. But if its triple or quad, then you'll need a more powerful unit, going by the rule of gpu power (card's max power X number of cards) + 250-300W for general system power.
I hope the 650 antec is a true power neo because the earthwatt 650 is a dead old design which is not that good anymore. For the same price you can have better PSU like a corsair TX750 or even some good Silverstone on sale that are fully modual ( Strider plus series ).
Already got the Power supply for my current pc.
The Antec power supply is probably two years old.
650W is more than enough for at GTX 470. Antec is a solid brand to, never had many complaints and the earthwatts is a good series.
Okay thanks :)
Ho ok since you already own the PSU it's perfect. My main concern was more to buy an older design when you can get newer for the same price. As FiXT told you, the PSU will be more than enough to power this system. Have fun with the upgrade;)
I second that, get a PSU with at least 850watts.. you're saving your hardware in the long run.
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