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Old May 5, 2012, 09:17 PM
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I have a buddy who has a 460W power supply and wants to upgrade his video card to a 7950 or the new 670. Do you guys think that will be enough juice for it?
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Old May 5, 2012, 09:27 PM
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I have a buddy who has a 460W power supply and wants to upgrade his video card to a 7950 or the new 670. Do you guys think that will be enough juice for it?
1) Wattage is to low
2) Brand is more important
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Old May 5, 2012, 09:44 PM
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ATLEAST a 600W for either of those cards, unless your friend likes the smell of burnt plastic and money.
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Thanks guys. You confirmed what I figured
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I think 550-650 watt minimum of a good quality PSU... a 460 won't cut it (or for long) especially if it's a low end one.
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Quality 650w IMO. You could get by on a bit less (600w), but I would not try with a 460w.
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I told him to pick up a 650w PSU at least.
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I told him to pick up a 650w PSU at least.
Don't buy a random cheap 650w PSU either...Make sure it is a quality PSU. Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, XFX are all pretty safe brands if he is unsure and doesn't want to do research.
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