Thankyou for the reply. I have not been able to test the graphics card yet because unfortunately I bought one with too many extensions.
Firstly, I just checked my device manager and two processors are currently showing up. Could that still be hyper threading?
I don't know if there is a test version for league of legends.
My main question is the difference in power between your upgraded processor and video card?
If I recall, you said the video card takes 31 watts. I'm assuming the new processor you put in takes more than the old one because it is performing at high speeds, and i'm almost positive it still takes the full power even if it is being bottlenecked.
All together, I feel like your upgrades may take the same 50 watts of power my video card would be taking. And that is the maximum power of the card. I don't plan on every running my card to it's highest limits, so I don't see that there should be a problem. If anything, I feel like your system would consistently take more power, although never spike as high as mine could if i were to run it vigorously.
EDIT: Here is a comparison of the cards as well: http://www.hwcompare...d-6570-oem-2gb/
Clearly the 6570 is muchhh better in performance.
If anything, I could drop back down to the radeon 5570: http://www.hwcompare...radeon-hd-5570/
It only consumes 12 more watts at maximum load than your card does. I'm sure between your ssd and upgraded processor, you consistently consume that amount?
Your card also tests approximately the same as the radeon 6450, which consumes the same amount of power, has same bandwidth, and is slightly better in other aspects. That card is considered awful for gaming, however, and is only good for streaming. It would be unfortunate to invest in a good such as yours and then not be able to run the games I would like to. I feel pretty safe about the radeon 6570 after much research.
Edited by howtheflip, 06 October 2012 - 08:24 PM.