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Upgrading my graphics card - will it work with my PC?

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  1. doooomguy

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    Hey, I am probably going to be buying a GTX 660 to replace my old AMD 6670, but I'm not sure if it will run/fit in my computer.

    It is an ADVENT DT2410.

    The specs are (if you need more then ask and I'll try and post them):

    Windows 8
    Intel Core i5-3330
    8GB RAM
    450W PSU
    It can handle an AMD 6670, so it has at least PCI Express, with a x16 lane graphics slot (don't know what that means)
    I will add a picture of the inside soon

    Here is the amd 6670 website: http://www.amd.com/uk/products/desk...6670/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6670-overview.aspx#3

    And here is the GTX 660 website: http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660/specifications

    If you could tell me if my computer meets the requirements then that would be great.

    EDIT: I also heard it might not work due to Windows 8 having UEFI which some cards don't support.
     
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    From what you've listed here: your gtx 660 should work in your rig. I'm not sure about the whole windows 8 things; however i am currently running two 660s with a 1000w power supply and they work great. If i were you, i would simply consider two things:

    1. Your power supply is 450w. The minimum PSU for a GTX 660 is a 450W. Just to be on the safe side, i would consider upgrading your PSU. Otherwise look for a graphics card that requires a 400W PSU so that you don't come close to not having enough power for your rig.

    2. The GTX 660 is a huge card. The width of the card is dual slot, meaning it takes up two PSI slots. Make sure your case has enough room for such a bulky graphics card.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    No it is NOT built for gaming. Corsair makes GOOD QUALITY UNITS, except for the CX/Builders Series units. THey use cheper components and are not recommended for a gaming rig.

    The PSU linked by DAI above is an excellent gaming unit. 750W is a great PSU. When you are gaming you always want a good bit of extra juice. Esp if you plan on Overclocking the GPU, RAM, CPU...etc.
     
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    with corsair only models

    tx.hx.ax.axi.rm
     
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