Originally Posted by chrisgartside15
PSU: WinPower 500w
I've not heard of WinPower before, typed in google "Winpower 500w" and came across this:
The winpower will blow up and burn all ur hair off, collapse in on itself and create a singularity where your entire house will collapse into until it becomes unstably dense and explodes spreading the entirety of your house and contents across the universe in the form of hawking radiation, leaving you, standing in the completely empty crater where your house was, bald, and with a charred hard drive in ur hands......
But if its been working fine for you, kudos.
Short answer is no, your current setup will not support the top range of graphics cards. But to help you find the best card for your needs there are three questions.
1) What do you use your computer for, or desire better graphics for?
(videos - what resolution? games - what games? other - other what?)
2) Is the video card the only thing you want to upgrade, or do you want to get a juicier PSU to to support a better card if need be?
Also might help to pop open your case and measure from the back cut-outs (where the graphic card sits) to whatever obstruction you run into first (usually a hard drive cage).
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.
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