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So I'm thinking about getting either the MSI TwinFrozr GTX 660, or the EVGA GTX 650Ti Boost, and a Phenom II X4 925. Can my power supply handle this? It's the Corsair CX430M. It does have the 6+2 pin PCI-E power connector needed for them.

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It will be fine.

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Both of those cards only need a single 6 pin PCI-E power and I'd skip the Boost and go straight to the GTX 660

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Should be fine

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660, and you are just dandy.

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Both of those cards only need a single 6 pin PCI-E power and I'd skip the Boost and go straight to the GTX 660

650ti Boost is much better in terms of performance/dollar

 

OP, I doubt it. It says 450W minimum. But I think you can get away with it. If you can, RMA your PSU and get at least 550W

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Both of those cards only need a single 6 pin PCI-E power and I'd skip the Boost and go straight to the GTX 660

It's more of a backup if I can't get the 660.

 

Just wanted to make sure I didn't blow it up. Already had that happen to my old HP.

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It's more of a backup if I can't get the 660.

 

Just wanted to make sure I didn't blow it up. Already had that happen to my old HP.

 

As a back up then fair enough, also the HP didn't have a Corsair PSU did it :P

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It's more of a backup if I can't get the 660.

 

Just wanted to make sure I didn't blow it up. Already had that happen to my old HP.

definitely get the msi 660 and the system will MAYBE pull 300w (that is pushing it). Your psu is more than enough to power that rig.

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650ti Boost is much better in terms of performance/dollar

 

OP, I doubt it. It says 450W minimum. But I think you can get away with it. If you can, RMA your PSU and get at least 550W

 

Not sure about the US but those two video cards are very similar in price here in the UK, I'd much rather pay a little extra and have more power

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On the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator, I'm getting under 400 watts recommended. With everything at 100% (TDP and components) it at 434. I'll probably get a CX500M or something like that later.

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As a back up then fair enough, also the HP didn't have a Corsair PSU did it :P

No, it was a 200 watt, but two hard drives shorted on each other.

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Not sure about the US but those two video cards are very similar in price here in the UK, I'd much rather pay a little extra and have more power

Not to mention higher memory bus if I recall correctly + more memory + more overclocking headroom

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Not to mention higher memory bus if I recall correctly + more memory + more overclocking headroom

There won't be any OCs on this power supply. It'll be pushing it. And DEFINITELY not on this motherboard. The Phenom is probably the worst I will allow to happen with this board. It's too damn cheap (mainly on the VRM side). Might get a nicer Gigabyte later on, or just suck it up and not push it too much.

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Not to mention higher memory bus if I recall correctly + more memory + more overclocking headroom

 

Yup, 650 Ti has 128-bit and the 660 has 192-bit

 

Price/Performance I really don't see how the Boost is better that the 660

 

Here are those two cards (not the same manufacturer though) from Scan, there is only £4-5 between them lol

 

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gainward-gtx-650-ti-boost-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-980mhz-cores-768

 

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-660-oc-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-boost-1072mhz-cores-960

 

The video card I have currently is only another £5 above the last link I posted. If I was still in the market for a new video card, I know which one I'd rather have.

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Yup, 650 Ti has 128-bit and the 660 has 192-bit

 

Price/Performance I really don't see how the Boost is better that the 660

 

Here are those two cards (not the same manufacturer though) from Scan, there is only £4-5 between them lol

 

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gainward-gtx-650-ti-boost-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-980mhz-cores-768

 

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-660-oc-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-boost-1072mhz-cores-960

 

The video card I have currently is only another £5 above the last link I posted. If I was still in the market for a new video card, I know which one I'd rather have.

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So I'm thinking about getting either the MSI TwinFrozr GTX 660, or the EVGA GTX 650Ti Boost, and a Phenom II X4 925. Can my power supply handle this? It's the Corsair CX430M. It does have the 6+2 pin PCI-E power connector needed for them.

More than enough. :P No room to OC though. :)

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More than enough. :P No room to OC though. :)

None at all. It stinks. And not gonna OC the CPU either, since my board is not good enough. :( WHY DO I HAVE TO BE POOR?

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Yeah your power supply is enough, and you can OC that 660 & Cpu until it burns and still have headroom.

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You'll be fine. According to this site: http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine my system needs 375 watts minimum.

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You should be more then fine :)

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None at all. It stinks. And not gonna OC the CPU either, since my board is not good enough. :( WHY DO I HAVE TO BE POOR?

Actually thinking about it. You CAN OC but not really advisable. :)

Forget the CPU just OC the GPU. :) 

Work hard for what you want. I certainly did and still am. :) 

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Actually thinking about it. You CAN OC but not really advisable. :)

Forget the CPU just OC the GPU. :) 

Work hard for what you want. I certainly did and still am. :)

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660 because it looks cool. And MSi has really good OCing software.

MSI Afterburner works on pretty much every Nvidia card ever. (Even the Quadro in my laptop.)

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