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March 8, 2014 6:05:13 PM

Hello, I'm finally attempting to update my GPU, which will likely require a PSU as well i imagine, as my current one is only 450W. I was hoping to get something quite powerful around a $200 range, A recommendation on a new PSU (if necessary) would also be very helpful. Any and all help is greatly appreciated, system specs are:

gigabyte m68mt-s2 motherboard (1 PCI-E 2.0 X16)
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
AMD Radeon HD 6670
450W PSU

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March 8, 2014 6:10:26 PM

I have two recommendations. The first one is to get 750ti and keep current power supply. The second one is get a new power supply and get gtx 660. It will cost you about $90 more to switch power supply and get gtx 660.
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March 8, 2014 6:13:08 PM

You should tell us the brand and model of the PSU. If it's decent then 450W is fine for a GTX 660. If it's not, you'll need to replace it.
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March 8, 2014 8:57:06 PM

tabascosauz said:
You should tell us the brand and model of the PSU. If it's decent then 450W is fine for a GTX 660. If it's not, you'll need to replace it.


My apologies, i didn't have that information at the time of posting so i had a look and the power supply i have is a
Cooler Master Elite Power - 460W Power Supply

Thanks for the help!
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March 8, 2014 9:34:38 PM

Yeah...no. That PSU is a piece of junk. To tell the truth, half of CM's PSUs are junk because they use obscure OEMs and platforms as opposed to brands like XFX and Corsair, which stick to only the better ones (or only the best, in XFX's case, as XFX only uses Seasonic).

Can't deliver advertised wattage (although I'm not surprised ), cables not sleeved (should be a telling sign), not even 80+, can't suppress ripples, poor efficiency. You should get a new PSU, something cheap like a XFX 550W Core, Seasonic S12II will do.
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