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October 18, 2010 4:43:03 AM

Hey guys i'm looking to upgrade my PC its out dated i know lot of the stuff in it is old but now its time to update the BABY

so i was looking at graphics Cards i thought about SLI GTS 450s but then i was looking at GTX 460 .... the power consumption of SLI GTS 450s is more then single GTX 460 according to NIVDIA site so i would be saving more money if i bough a single GTX 460 but i'm also aware SLI GTS 450 Performance same as GTX 470. then theres the ATI HD 5850 ..

and also aware its cheaper buying 1 single GTX 460 but i don't know if there would be a noticeable differences

and i also my CPU is ENTRY core 2 1.6Ghz/1,6Ghz Intel so i don't know if that will also effect performance of graphics card, i been told it does in Build in Graphics but i just wanna make sure my CPU will not draw the performance of my Card

and i'm thinking would it be Cheaper to Update all my stuff to new stuff and have i3 with 1556 motherboards and DDR3 RAM or keep what i have and just PIMP it with more update graphics and get a Quad Core :/ ... this issue is playing on my mind due fact i don't have *** ton of cash to go all out and Get everything but it depends if will effect my overall Gameplay on my games i don't lagg on any games with current PC part from FPS and so i wanted update it due fact it be cost friendly then buying a whole new rig.

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October 18, 2010 4:54:18 AM

Imo just get the GTX 460 1gig

Then you don't have to deal with SLI =)

*And later down the road you can buy a second GTX 460 1gig for SLI*

Oh and btw SLIed GTX 460 1gigs are more powerful then a single GTX 480, cheaper too =)

=)


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October 18, 2010 5:06:46 AM

Well, IF you REALLY want to upgrade your card then upgrade your CPU first, at least OC it, Core 2 Duo at 1.6GHz isn't going to take you anywhere even if you use HD5970...
OC is an easy thing to do, you can read how to OCing in Overclocking section in on this forums.

But if you on a plan to build a whole new system then it's okay, but go with at least i5 and not i3. i5 will last longer than i3.
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October 18, 2010 5:07:37 AM

Randomacts said:
Imo just get the GTX 460 1gig

Then you don't have to deal with SLI =)

*And later down the road you can buy a second GTX 460 1gig for SLI*

Oh and btw SLIed GTX 460 1gigs are more powerful then a single GTX 480, cheaper too =)

=)


i to think it better to buy a GTX 460 also due fact il need buy power supply if i SLI GTS 450s so il end up paying more + more again... but it depends on how much i am going spend i don't know excatly how much i got its a birthday present i know i saved 380 dollas plus i think my mother will give me 100 plus her boyfriend will give me 100 and if i really wanted to i could suck up another 100 and i can also get a loan through my work for 200 i think or something like that and if i do get the loan il have 780 dollas to play with ... so maybe i could afford a new rig plus graphics card... just not 100% sure at this point.. so im here on forums to see what suggestions people give me do you think buying a new rig would be a good idea plus Graphics card?
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October 18, 2010 5:18:11 AM

bowzef said:
i to think it better to buy a GTX 460 also due fact il need buy power supply if i SLI GTS 450s so il end up paying more + more again... but it depends on how much i am going spend i don't know excatly how much i got its a birthday present i know i saved 380 dollas plus i think my mother will give me 100 plus her boyfriend will give me 100 and if i really wanted to i could suck up another 100 and i can also get a loan through my work for 200 i think or something like that and if i do get the loan il have 780 dollas to play with ... so maybe i could afford a new rig plus graphics card... just not 100% sure at this point.. so im here on forums to see what suggestions people give me do you think buying a new rig would be a good idea plus Graphics card?



What is your current PSU?


And the GTX 460 itself cost ~$200, with the money you saved alone you can get a new PSU and a new PSU.


But you should upgrade your processor before you even think about your graphics card. :) 
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October 18, 2010 5:38:34 AM

Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W Power Supply ATX12V W0388RU - Thermaltake USA Direct
Condition: New
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Corsair XMS3 4 GB PC3-16000 2000Mhz Dual Channel Core i3, i5, i7 DDR3 Memory Kit CMX4GX3M2A2000C9 - Corsair
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Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 H55 LGA1156 CPNTMAX-16GB DDR3 2PCIE16 2PCI LAN - Gigabyte
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Intel Core i5 Processor i5-650 3.20GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I5650 - Intel
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EVGA GeForce GTX460 1 GB Superclocked GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - 2 year warranty 01G-P3-1372-TR - EVGA
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$239.99

this is what i was looking at from Amazon i live in Australia and Newegg don't import to australia
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October 18, 2010 6:02:08 AM

bowzef said:
Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W Power Supply ATX12V W0388RU - Thermaltake USA Direct
Condition: New
In Stock

$66.94

Corsair XMS3 4 GB PC3-16000 2000Mhz Dual Channel Core i3, i5, i7 DDR3 Memory Kit CMX4GX3M2A2000C9 - Corsair
Condition: New

$119.99


Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 H55 LGA1156 CPNTMAX-16GB DDR3 2PCIE16 2PCI LAN - Gigabyte
Condition: New

$109.99

Intel Core i5 Processor i5-650 3.20GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I5650 - Intel
Condition: New

$179.99

EVGA GeForce GTX460 1 GB Superclocked GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - 2 year warranty 01G-P3-1372-TR - EVGA
Condition: New

$239.99

this is what i was looking at from Amazon i live in Australia and Newegg don't import to australia


Randomacts said:
What is your current PSU?


And the GTX 460 itself cost ~$200, with the money you saved alone you can get a new PSU and a new PSU.


But you should upgrade your processor before you even think about your graphics card. :) 


well i currently have CoolerMaster 430W PSU
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