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Geforce GTX 460

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July 27, 2010 9:44:05 PM

Hi
I am starting to get back into pc gaming and i'm looking to upgrade my video card. I am currently using a geforce 9600gt and I'm looking to upgrade to maybe a gtx 460 or 465. I have been looking at newegg and I'm just wondering if there is any brand in particular that is generally better then others? Any brand to definitely stay away from? Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks.
My other specs are
Win XP
Intel quad core 2.4gz
AsusTek Basewood Motherboard
4 gigs ram
450w PS

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July 27, 2010 9:46:18 PM

can you give us the specs of your power supply?
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July 27, 2010 10:06:01 PM

My PS is a Raidmax 12v 450w
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July 27, 2010 10:11:18 PM

as long as your PSU has at least 24a on the rail/rails you should be fine, if not you will need to upgrade that PSU.
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July 27, 2010 11:31:20 PM

sorry to sound dense, but what does that mean and how do i check if my psu has 24a? thanks again
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July 27, 2010 11:49:31 PM

The info you seek is on the side of the PSU itself. Raidmax is a junk brand so I wouldn't use to try and power any serious card. BIG difference in power draw between the 9600GT and the GTX460. I'd upgrade the PSU and then the CPU.
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July 28, 2010 12:31:27 AM

Thanks for the input. It looks like i will upgrade my PSU as well. Any chance you could recommend one or two decent PSU's that won't break the bank? i'm kind of on a budget here. Thanks again.
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July 28, 2010 12:41:06 AM

What is the budget? Not all of our banks are equal.

I do know the Corsair 400W PSU is usually pretty cheap. Might have a rebate on it, but it should be around $35-$40 after rebate. You might want to spring for their 450W PSU. The Antec Earthwatts 430-500W PSUs are also good choices.
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July 28, 2010 2:54:46 AM

I will start looking in to the psu's you guys suggested. Thanks again for the help.
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July 31, 2010 12:49:10 AM

go for 460 1gb they run cooler and use less electric, are approximately same performance.
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