Video card upgrade?

By mega-64
Jun 4, 2008
  1. I have a 520watt power supply what size can i run with it.
    mobo is evga 590sli, do i need two cards or just one?
    iwould like to play newer games if i can. my card now is a 8500gt.
    thanks for the help.
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    one card is good enough.

    If you want, your PSU should be able to power a 8800gt. Should be plenty. Anything higher, and your PSU might run into trouble.
  3. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 235

    We'll need to know a bit more about your PSU, take a look at it and you should be able to find a list on it somewhere, usually the side. Look for the 12v rails and find how many amps are on it. Can u see in the pic below where it says +12, and under 20A. That's what we need to know.

    While you can use two video cards you don't need two, you can use one.

    You are going to want to aim for a 8800 or 9800, so one of these.

    8800 GT
    8800 GTS
    8800 GTX
    9800 GTX
    8800 Ultra
    9800 GX2
  4. mega-64

    mega-64 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    thanks everyone

    i will try to get the amprige for you if i can find the sticker.
    my tower is the "Armor" my psu is in verticaly.
    i need to pull it out to see sticker.

    take a look at desktops my new wallpaper.
  5. TPK

    TPK TS Rookie

    agreed with them. 8800GT for sure.
    If your picky about manufacturer types.
    Id say
    EVGA is the way to go.
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