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October 26, 2010 6:44:35 PM

Hi, I'm upgrading to PCI-Express 2.0 x 16 after my gfx card died a week ago. I'm trying to get the best bang for my buck, that will last as long as possible.

Here's what I have:
--PROCESSOR
----AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor

--MEMORY
----Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D2N7K2/2G

--POWER SUPPLY
----RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply

Here's what I'm upgrading TO:
--GFX CARD
----EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
----$210

--MOTHERBOARD
----MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
----$70

Here's what I'm upgrading FROM:
--GFX CARD
----EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16

--MOTHERBOARD
----ASUS M3A-H/HDMI AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard


I bought all this stuff from newegg, so if you search newegg for it, it should all still come up. So in trying to keep my budget as low as possible, I figure that processor will do for now, as well as the memory.

So, with all that, will there be any incompatibilities that I should be aware of, and will that power supply be able to run that gfx card and 5 sata hard drives that are all under 250gigs, as well as a possible 6th 2TB sata drive?

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October 26, 2010 8:02:45 PM

Everything should be fine and the GTX 460 should be compatible.

Keep in mind the new HD 6850 is around the same price point and a bit better than the GTX 460.

Here's a good PSU calculator to see if yours is strong enough for all your peripherals. But 630W should be plenty.
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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October 26, 2010 8:12:41 PM

thats not a good psu
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October 26, 2010 8:14:02 PM

He already has it and is only upgrading the GPU. Can't do anything about it unless he's willing to trade out parts that are working perfectly fine for him.
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