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November 6, 2010 9:26:59 AM

Hi all,
i am upgrading my pc in December.
well,here's my config which i have planned for -
-Intel core i5 750 with the intel dp55wb mobo due to budget constraints.
-4Gigs of ram
-nvidia GTX460 1gb
-1tb hdd.

now comes my problem,
i heard that the 460 requires a 450w psu.
i already have a 450w psu but it has only *one* pci-e power connector,but the gtx460 requires *two*!
what do i do??
should i get a new psu? if yes,please suggest a few....(cheap and best...budget constraints!) :( 
i am from Bangalore,India.
so if any one is from there they could suggest shops and stuff...please suggest a few good cheap but good PSUs. :hello: 

comment on My config too.
thanks!

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a b å Intel
November 6, 2010 10:55:03 AM

Before we can suggest if you need a new PSU or not, we need to know what your make & model # of your current unit is (how long you had it is a plus too :)  ).
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a b ) Power supply
November 6, 2010 3:38:59 PM

yeah. a 450w doesnt mean muh. it could be a good psu and actually be able to do 500w or a junk psu that can do 200w.
exact model, brand, age, and if it is indeed good enough you can use a molex to pci-express adapter...
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a c 91 ) Power supply
November 6, 2010 4:07:47 PM

Yeah we need the exact make and model number of your current PSU.. Along with that, just for the sake of it, do mention your budget limits for a new PSU.. In actual, a good 450W PSU (Corsair VX 450W for example) can handle your rig comfortably..
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November 9, 2010 7:53:21 AM

well,i think i ll go for the corsair vx450.
but,i think it has only *one* pci-e power connector,but the GTX460 requires two,plus i dont know about that molex thingy. stuck here!!!
so guys please suggest a good (and pretty CHEAP) psu which has *two* pci-e power connectors (i don wan troubl..lets just say m too lazy :D  )


plus....1 more Q. i Know this Q isn't supposed to be here,sorry.here it is any way...
i told you people earlier that i'd be going for thje Core i5.
i was wondering about which mobo to go for.
i've shortlisted these three.
please comment/advice!
thanx!

MOBO 1 -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO 2 -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO 3 -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


another quick question-
will i have any sort of trouble if i use an i5 with a h55 mobo and an i3 with a p55 mobo.
please explain both of those above queries in detail...*please*
sorry for being such a nOOb... :??: 
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a c 91 ) Power supply
November 9, 2010 10:56:27 PM

You won't have trouble using any configuration till the processor is purported on the motherboard.. However, the on die graphics chip on the i3 processor's won't work when using it with a P55 motherboard.. You'll need a separate video card in that case..

http://www.brighttub.com/computing/hardware/articles/65...
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