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2 years ago#11
No problem, but you will need to upgrade the psu if you want to use a newer card.
2 years ago#12
GravyButt posted...
No problem, but you will need to upgrade the psu if you want to use a newer card.


That's not a problem, a decent PSU is very affordable . . prob going for 750 watts but might settle for 600 .
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2 years ago#13
NewportBox100s posted...
GravyButt posted...
No problem, but you will need to upgrade the psu if you want to use a newer card.


That's not a problem, a decent PSU is very affordable . . prob going for 750 watts but might settle for 600 .


750 is way overkill. Even 600 is a bit much. 500 should be more than enough unless you're getting a card like a Titan or something.
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2 years ago#14
Fade2black001 posted...
NewportBox100s posted...
GravyButt posted...
No problem, but you will need to upgrade the psu if you want to use a newer card.


That's not a problem, a decent PSU is very affordable . . prob going for 750 watts but might settle for 600 .


750 is way overkill. Even 600 is a bit much. 500 should be more than enough unless you're getting a card like a Titan or something.


To elaborate, high wattage =/= good. Whether a PSU is good is determined by how well it can deliver its stated wattage, and how efficient it is when doing so. There are a lot of no-name brands that advertise 600+ watts and can only do 300 or so. Then some poor schmuck buys it for $30 thinking he's got a great deal for his high-end video card, and ends up spending $1000 replacing his burnt out computer.

Check out Jonny Guru's reviews for good lower wattage PSUs. http://www.jonnyguru.com/
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2 years ago#15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
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2 years ago#17
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013


I like ! Hopefully the 7950 will drop in price by January .
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2 years ago#18
I messaged the seller . They told me this would max Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 .
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2 years ago#19
NewportBox100s posted...
I messaged the seller . They told me this would max Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 .


That 640 is weaker than the 5770 I have, and paired with a 2500k @ 4.4GHz, does not max D3 at 60fps @1080p (sub-60 when water is involved, and given how D3 gets all stuttery below 60, well).

You can always change the GPU later if you're unhappy with it., but keep in mind that the seller is trying to sell you something for their benefit, not yours.

Edit: now with numbers.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1357911/explain-why-gt-640-is-bad-for-gaming/20
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2 years ago#20
I would def upgrade to a 7950 .
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