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Help with choosing a PSU & GPU


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Aukake

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I have 2 simple comps. A Asus and a eMachines. Both bought from a store. And of course only came with a 300w PSU. I want to upgrade to a 650w so i can play some better games on it, cause most of the video cards require a 400-500w. This might be a stupid question, but which one should i get?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020

And of video cards:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121446
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130660
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This one HERE will work just fine for your PSU. Considering they both are basically the same I see no reason to spend the extra money.





The video cards are the exact same exact same just different manufacturers. I myself am partial to Asus.
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I figured. Just wanted a pro input. lol thanks man
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No problem and glad I could assist you. :thumbsup:
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Aukake

I am a litle confused, as on this topic here in June this year
http://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1

you posted more or less the same question, but then you were also going to install a new motherboard

If you have NOT installed the new motherboard you need I think to check if the existing motherboard in the emachines computer the subject of the previous topic, and indeed the Asus, on their original motherboards are suitable for the graphic cards you suggest.
For instance, depending on the age of the computers do thay have a PCI express socket of the right type, although they will fit in other PCIe sockets, less than PCI Express 2 will not do justice to the quality of the graphics and check the size will fit - for instance the Asus is 10.16 " x 5.12 " Inch

Additionally to that - you need to consider the resolution the card is capable of and what the monitor will handle.
D-Sub Max Resolution : 2560x1600
DVI Max Resolution : 2048x1536

You may well have covered all of these details, but if not they are worthy of consideration

I have just had a look at the original motherboard on the emachines, as best I can determine which it is. I would check very caredully before you purchase that it is going to fit. It has a PCI Express x16 - not 2.0 so for a start, you will not gain full benefit.
This may help
Below is a image that shows both the PCI-express 16x slots (in blue) next to the PCI-express 1x slot (white and really short). Your motherboard could also have PCI slots (far right of the picture in white).>Posted Image
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