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Old August 9, 2010, 07:33 PM
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So I managed to snag the MSI N465GTX GE Twin Frozr at a good price and I am planning to unlock it to a 470GTX. I don't plan on upgrading my C2D setup so whatever is in my signature right now is what I will be running.

Now my question is if I will be able to run that 470GTX (potentially overclocked) with a 8800GT as a dedicated Physx card on my Corsair HX520? I've checked out eXtreme Outer Vision - eXtreme tools for computer enthusiasts PSU calculator and it suggests that I will need ~458W just to run this setup.

If you guys can give me some better insight to see if I am able to run this setup up or just run the 470GTX on its own. Thanks~
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Old August 9, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Personally, I would run only the 465...any "gains" in PhysX with the 8800 GT will be negligible (what few PhysX games that are out their recommend a 9800GTX+ as entry level PhysX Card).....although you should be fine to run both with your HX 520......
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Not a good idea.
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Old August 9, 2010, 08:12 PM
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You'll see little to no gain especially with your CPU as the bottleneck
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the gtx 4 series are quite the leap, so as per above unless youre maxing it out, you may get a few fps. try it, see what gives.

and if everything is stock, it should be ok-ish :)
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near pointless, and you don't really have enough juice.
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Old August 10, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Well thanks for some insight.. I guess I will just have to test it out and see.
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I personnally went from a similar spec system (E3110, 8800Gt, 500W Fortron Bluestorm Psu) and got myself a GTX460. The PC shuts down when using max power... so I don't know about you running dual cards on such a system.

I would try it, but expect a PSU upgrade needed.

Also, what are you doing with 2Gb of Ram? Suggestion, get 2 more, especilly if you are running a 64 bit OS, you will see a great difference!
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I personnally went from a similar spec system (E3110, 8800Gt, 500W Fortron Bluestorm Psu) and got myself a GTX460. The PC shuts down when using max power... so I don't know about you running dual cards on such a system.

I would try it, but expect a PSU upgrade needed.

Also, what are you doing with 2Gb of Ram? Suggestion, get 2 more, especilly if you are running a 64 bit OS, you will see a great difference!
I am still running Windows XP 32-bit.
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