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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Valce, Apr 22, 2011.

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  1. Valce

    Valce Thread Starter

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    I'm thinking of buying a NVIDIA GTX 460 768 mb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130600)

    But after I looked at all of the hardware in my computer, I realized I will not be able to run it(Mainly my power supply and maybe my motherboard). The thing is, I'm on a very, very tight budget. I can either do 2 things: Buy a motherboard AND a power supply and not get a video card, or buy a video card and a power supply and keep my current oldish motherboard.

    Here are my current specifications:

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
    Motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3262#ov
    CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3 GHz (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103288)
    PSU: Crappy Logysis 480 watt
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

    These are the possible things I could buy:

    Video Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130600
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148041 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148040
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131595

    Also, how relevant is a motherboard to a video card's performance exactly? Meaning, if I ran a 460 GTX with sufficient wattage with my current motherboard, would it slow down the performance?

    Please don't give me other suggestions as to power supplies or motherboards unless their better than the ones I've picked *AND* cheaper. I've spent over 4-5 hours so I could hand pick out the ones that I can actually buy within my budget. I can't afford any other more expensive motherboard/PSU.

    If you need any other info, please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. leroys1000

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    Your motherboard is fine to run that card as long as the card
    will fit in your case.
    The problem lies with the power supply.
    The one you have is junk and the one you linked is junk.
    You don't want to skimp on a power supply.
    A weak or underrated one can trash your whole computer.
    Get a decent brand like antes,OCZ,corsair Or similard with decent
    current output and a single 12 volt rail would be better.
    That apevia has 4 rails and only 13-15 amps per rail.
    That video card would overload that thing easy.
     
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  5. Valce

    Valce Thread Starter

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  6. Markgg88

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    It's decent. You can do better but it should work.
     
  7. Valce

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    Off the top of your head(s), what are the best power supply manufacturers? I know about Antec, Corsair, and OCZ.
     
  8. Markgg88

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    Corsair-XFX and SeaSonic. The best PSU's Corsair and XFX offer are actually made by SeaSonic, which are the best.
     
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