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    Power supply help?

    I am thinking of getting this
    EVGA 02G-P4-3063-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card w/ ACX Cooler or
    02G-P4-2662-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card


    video card but my power supply is only 200ish watts and it requires 450 watts what would you recomend for me?
    Currently have a GTX 420 and it needs to go soon.



    Would this type of computer be able to handle those video cards?
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    I'm a bit confused about the geforce 650. Did you buy it but not install it? I'm not sure how it's relevant, if you're picking up the 660.

    What's your budget on the PSU?

    If you're on a tight budget, something like this might work well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817438016
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    Wow a 200w psu in a system with an i7 2600? I doubt gateway would do that, check again and make sure what PSU you have.

    You actually dont NEED 450w for a 660, i just checked all the benchmarks and highest total power consumption i saw was 311w at full gaming load, and this was with an extreme edition CPU which uses quite a bit more power than your 2600 would.

    That said you can get decent quality PSU's for cheap these days and id probably suggest an upgrade either way:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026

    24.00 bucks after rebate and shipping, pretty crazy deal.

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    If you want to be safe 750W is the highest iv ever gone in a personal computer with duel video cards running. Even then its big overkill but I am rocking a Corsair Builder Series Modular CX750M 750 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CP-9020061-NA). If your set at a 450W I guess all you are looking for is a brand recommendation? I like Corsair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    I'm a bit confused about the geforce 650. Did you buy it but not install it? I'm not sure how it's relevant, if you're picking up the 660.

    What's your budget on the PSU?

    If you're on a tight budget, something like this might work well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817438016
    The last time I made a thread I was going to get a GTX 650 removed it from the OP, I guess it is no longer relevant.

    And my bad, it was a 300w LiteON 300 Watt Power Supply PS-6301-08A one, had to open it and look up the specs since it it had a lot of the information in chinese, even the webpage was in chinese.

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    Ya 300 is too tight, definitely gonna need an upgrade. The 450w i linked is more than enough and had a good review from johnny guru (the power supply review guy).

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    I will also add that you can upgrade video cards without having to install a power supply as well.

    This card for example:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121633

    This is a massive upgrade from what you have now and requires no extra cables from PSU, you just plug it into your motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    This card for example:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121633

    This is a massive upgrade from what you have now and requires no extra cables from PSU, you just plug it into your motherboard.
    I don't think that will be enough for me to play Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, I am hoping the ones I will get will be enough to run Dark Souls in a constant 30fps too. My budget is not too tight so I think what I have so far will be enough.
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