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Old 08-17-2008, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently using my Hiper Type - M 530Watt and it's fine, but i'm about to upgrade to either a 4870, or a GTX260. I would prefer the GTX260 because it supports PhysX. But looking at this page:

GeForce GTX 260/280 versus Radeon HD 4850/4870 - TechSpot

It uses over 300Watt on crysis

Now i wouldn't think my hiper could cope with that, would it...?
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The PSU should be fine...keep in mind those charts are of total power consumption of the entire system....also if the PSU is 80% efficient then that means at 300W the actual system is only drawing 240W
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I personally would upgrade, Minimum is 500w, you got a 530w, isn't that going to make the psu really hot?
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Thanks gurusan.

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Probably, my dad runs his card off a 350watt generic, and it's minimum is 400watt.

The minimum ratings are BS...
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Ahh, heh yeah i'm no psu expert, i was just curious
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You're fine..
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Good.

Thanks.

edit: while i'm hear, does faster ram (im using PC5300 atm) have much influence on game fps ? what about load times etc ..?
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