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Old October 30, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Right now I'm running a hx520 with e8400 and one harddrive. Just wanted to know what the best video card I could run with this psu would be?
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Old October 30, 2009, 05:53 PM
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what res do you play at
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Old October 30, 2009, 06:00 PM
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1680x1050 right now but I'm planning to get a new monitor soon.
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Old October 30, 2009, 06:09 PM
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A 5770 would probably work under that HX520, and lots of performance too. Otherwise your best bet is like a GTS 250 or a 4850. Forget about the GTX 2's on a 520W PSU, those things are beasts. Mind you, those HX's are good PSU's, they'll just pull more juice from the wall instead of just dying.
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Old October 30, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Darn was hoping for atleast a 4870, oh well looks like I'll have to upgrade my psu soon. Thanks for the reply
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You don't have to upgrade a damn thing. You could run a 5870 off of that thing with no trouble, and that would be the fastest you can get. You could even run a GTX295, which is more power-hungry but probably wouldn't do as well as a 5870 in most games.
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You could even run a GTX295, which is more power-hungry but probably wouldn't do as well as a 5870 in most games.
It actually beats the 5870 (by a small margin) but yes it does consume more power.
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Oh! Wow I wasn't expecting to be able to run something like that. Sweet thanks for information gonna start looking for a good deal, planning to upgrade in a few weeks
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What the hell, a 5870 or a 295 from a 520W??? WHAT?
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What the hell, a 5870 or a 295 from a 520W??? WHAT?
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