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Help please. Looking to update my comp.

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November 20, 2010 3:52:30 PM

Looking to upgrade my computer for games.

Nothing massive, but I do like to play Simulator games.

My computer info:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
AMD Phenom X4 9650 42 °C
Agena 65nm Technology
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 200MHz (4-3-3-9)
ASRock N68-S (CPUSocket) 41 °C
CY765 @ 1024x768
512MB GeForce 9600 GT (XFX Pine Group) 64 °C
Hard Drives
977GB MDT MD10 EACS-00ZJB0 SCSI Disk Device (Unknown) 44 °C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Using current a Nvidia 9600GT graphics card. My PSU is:

Let me know if there is any further information anyone needs. My ram is 3.5GB.

Looking to get the following:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Modular Power Supply
£74.99 inc vat
£105.99 inc va
Novatech 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Novatech GeForce GTX 460 1024MB DDR5 Dual DVI HDMI PCI Express - Retail - With Free HAWX2 Game
£144.97 inc vat

Will that graphics card be OK and will the PSU be OK?

I know I need to upgrade my PSU to use that graphic card hence the PSU I'm looking to get. Are they good options?

thanks so much. :) 

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November 20, 2010 4:52:07 PM



This is driving me mad.

thanks. :) 
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November 20, 2010 6:16:35 PM

Hi ThomasCBB, Welcome to THW.

First - Clean out your PC :lol:  its kinda dusty in there.

Second - Your links are not working.

Third - What is your budget?

Fourth - That 700w PSU is overkill unless your doing a massive PC upgrade or complete new build with some powerfull GPU's in X-Fire/SLI.

Fitht - That GPU should be fine for your gaming needs.

If you want to keep this simple that GPU will work for you just fine, just go get a nice 500w or 550w(which will be plenty of power): Seasonic, Corsair, Antec or any PSU that is recommended on these pages:
Eggxpert Tiered Power Supply List
The PSU Ranked List and Guide