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Advice on upgrading video card


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#1 supergtenk

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 02:24 AM

Hello, im trying to upgrade my video graphic card from Geforce GT 530 to a Geforce GTX 960.  My computer current spec is

GPU: Geforce GT 530

CPU: intel core i7-2600 cpu @ 3.4ghz

Memory: 12 GB RAM

OS: window 7 home premium

PSU: 470 Watt

I was wondering if i should go ahead and upgrade it to GTX 960 or something lower or should i upgrading my PSU first before doing any thing to my GPU

Thanks for reading this


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 04:26 AM

Hello supergtenk,
 
I did some calculations and according to them your minimum PSU wattage with a more powerful video card should be around 470-500 W. The GPU of your choice has a significant power usage (120w) so it's better to move to a more powerful PSU. It's always better to be on the safe side. I would recommend a 600W and preferably from a trusted manufacturer. Otherwise, I think it's worth the upgrade, and will definitely result in a powerful gaming machine. Best regards, Citizen_WD 


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 11:20 AM

Thank you for the advice, you have been a great help



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:12 AM

Glad I could be useful, if you have any other questions feel free to ask. I wish you happy computing, Citizen_WD






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