Can my sytem run it ?

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hey, i was wondering if my current system would be able to run a higher graphics card like a 6950,
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450w psu
i5 2400 (stock speed)
8gb memory

im currently run a 550ti at stock speed, do i need to upgrade my psu, if so could you recommend any at a low price ?

Razear
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You're cutting it close for that card by about ~50W. Unless it's a high quality unit like a Corsair, you should upgrade to at least a 500W.

andyhan95
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6950 and i5-2400 together is an awesome match
the power supply worries me though
the 6950 draws a fair bit of power.
to be safe, since you have an i5-2400 as well, you'd want 550w MINIMUM
although id go for more.

but it wouldnt hurt too much to try
make sure your power supply has all of the necessary connectors for the graphics
i believe the 6950 runs on 2 6pins

Andy Han

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by the way, corsair doesnt have a 450w psu. just sayingg

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okay thanks for replys, if i buy a new psu do i need to do anything or will it just be fine installing it and connecting it, thanks again

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A 450W PSU is a little low, I'd recommend a 600W for most regular systems and I'd recommend a brand name PSU.

Depending on your still leave, yes, you should be able to install the new PSU yourself. Just remember to ground yourself and don't move around to much when installing it.

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okay thanks, im a bit of a rookie when it comes to pc but plan to get more knowledge ike you guys really helps, cheers

eire1274
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I would say a good quality 550-600W myself. Corsair, OCZ, or another good brand will do the job.

Nick McDermott

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I also recommend Corsair for PSU's, they're awesome units. Prices are decent too. I would recommend going for a 750W or 850W though, to be safe, especially if you add more and/or faster/more powerful hardware later on, which is always a possibility. It just wouldn't make any sense to end up doing multiple PSU upgrades, to account for each major system hardware upgrade/add-on.

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eire1274 wrote:I would say a good quality 550-600W myself. Corsair, OCZ, or another good brand will do the job.

Agreed completely.