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Upgrading Computer... Need help.


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Valce

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I'm thinking of buying a NVIDIA GTX 460 768 mb (http://www.newegg.co...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....spx?pid=3262#ov
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3 GHz (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103288)
PSU: Crappy Logysis 480 watt
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...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.co...N82E16817148041 or http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817148040
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...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 information, feel free to ask.

Thank you.
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iammykyl

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Hi Valce, :D

Before deciding your upgrade path I suggest you read this article AS the Mobo selected is likely to be a dead end in the near future, and maybe do a little more research.
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iammykyl

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Sorry Valce, just reviewing my posts and see I left you in limbo as my link is missing.

I was just giving you the heads up that the Mobo you selected would not support the new Bulldozer CPUs but the new AM3+ boards are back wards compatible wit the present CPUs.

> http://geekgold.com/...3-motherboards/

Edited by iammykyl, 10 May 2011 - 04:27 AM.

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