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April 4, 2011 10:42:15 AM

Hey im thinking about buying gtx 460 1GB to play high end games. it needs 500w minimum psu. i have a 500w psu, intel quad core 2.66ghz processor 4gb ddr3 ram. will any of this specs bottleneck gpu performance
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April 4, 2011 10:50:45 AM

What Intel CPU is it? I doubt it'd bottleneck the GTX 460 regardless, but I'm just curious. Also, what PSU model do you have specifically? 500 W is for the whole system, and normally nVidia recommends a greater wattage than in reality just to compensate for those using cheaper PSUs which don't actually deliver anywhere near 500 W. Check your PSU model. RAM is fine, 4 GB wouldn't be a bottleneck.
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April 4, 2011 11:12:55 AM

intel core 2 quad q8400 yorkfield.

i couldnt figure out what the hell the psu said other than 80% efficient. so i took a pic

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April 5, 2011 5:35:25 AM

The Q8000 series aren't the best C2Qs, but they're far more than enough I guess. Being an 80+ PSU means it's not a too-low end class PSU. It delivers 30 A in total to the 12 V rail of your system, 360 W max for the 12 V rail which should be sufficient for a C2Q Q8400 and GTX 460 system. I'd try and avoid overclocking though, just to be safe.
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April 5, 2011 8:15:54 AM

Looks fine to me the CPU is plenty for the 460.

Mactronix :) 
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April 5, 2011 10:49:13 AM

nxym said:
Hey im thinking about buying gtx 460 1GB to play high end games. it needs 500w minimum psu. i have a 500w psu, intel quad core 2.66ghz processor 4gb ddr3 ram. will any of this specs bottleneck gpu performance

YOur CPU has enough power. But your PSU... It´s a quality PSU, that´s true, but I would go for a ATI 5770.
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April 5, 2011 1:39:58 PM

Dominaz1 said:
YOur CPU has enough power. But your PSU... It´s a quality PSU, that´s true, but I would go for a ATI 5770.



what do you mean its a quality psu. and i have made my mind with the GTX 460. its the best for the value
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