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Help upgrading to a higher fps gaming card

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July 25, 2011 8:32:41 PM

I'd like something around the range of up to 500 dollars that would get me very high FPS on games. Namely I'd like to get up to around 300fps on a free game called Lost Saga.

My current card is a GeForce 9500GS and my power supply is 350w. I'm thinking the power supply needs an upgrade as well and someone could suggest something cheap and efficient for that too I'd appreciate it.

My CPU is Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 my mobo is "Pegatron" or Asus Benicia 1.01 and I'm running Vista 64bit

Overclocking would be fine and my typical resolution is 1024x768

I'm new to this and this machine was prebuilt some years ago so please be patient with me during this process and thanks for any help you all can provide.
July 25, 2011 8:42:29 PM

yep you need to upgrade you PSU for a better gaming card
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July 25, 2011 9:44:57 PM

if you are looking at a high end gpu no matter if it is AMD or Nvidia you will definitely need to upgrade your PSU to at a minimum of 600-700 Watt. but be carefull when shopping for a PSU not all PSU's are created equal. I normally buy Cooler Master or Thermal Take for my PSU's, stick with the reputable companies when it comes to a power supply or you could be kissing your computer good by.
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July 26, 2011 1:09:31 AM

^ yeah and thermaltake and coolermaster are known for making shitty psus... obviously there is a high end and a low of of almost any brand but...

for a reputable name stick with, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, and Antec..
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July 26, 2011 4:22:05 AM

^+1 agreed. Although Coolermaster and Thermaltake are bad, they generally wont blow up in your face like cheaper PSU's.
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July 26, 2011 4:26:46 AM

doesn't he basically just need an entire new system? he's talking about spending $500 on a video card...this video card being *pushed* by a q6600?
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July 26, 2011 10:33:24 AM

300 fps to be 'dispayed' on an LCD with refresh rate of 60 Hz.....
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July 26, 2011 1:50:23 PM

300 fps...lmao.
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July 26, 2011 2:32:19 PM

^yeah, its a totally worthless noob pipedream, build a new system instead of wasting 500 on graphics that you will never utilize, its like a buying a 6970 to run minesweeper :lol: 
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July 26, 2011 3:52:18 PM

jjb8675309 said:
^ yeah and thermaltake and coolermaster are known for making shitty psus... obviously there is a high end and a low of of almost any brand but...

for a reputable name stick with, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, and Antec..


What the hell are you talking about? I use Thermaltake PSU's in all my machines and have never had one go bad. I've used a 1000w Thermaltake PSU in my gaming machine for the last 4 Years now with no problems. you don't know what your talking about!
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July 26, 2011 6:15:38 PM

hes rich termal take is aa realy good mark my vriend has it 5years long no eny problem and coolermaster is also a great mark
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July 26, 2011 10:39:05 PM

buy whatever trash you want Im not rich, I just like to buy from reputable psu companies, .. I'm glad you found a unit that works but personally I'd go with something else for the money... to each his own
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July 26, 2011 10:44:27 PM

vladislav227 said:
hes rich termal take is aa realy good mark my vriend has it 5years long no eny problem and coolermaster is also a great mark


yeah termal take, they're great! thanks vriend!
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July 26, 2011 11:07:15 PM

baddad said:
What the hell are you talking about? I use Thermaltake PSU's in all my machines and have never had one go bad. I've used a 1000w Thermaltake PSU in my gaming machine for the last 4 Years now with no problems. you don't know what your talking about!

They dont go bad, they are bad out of the factory. Most of the toughpower series are ok, the rest produce out of spec voltage and some dont produce their rated power at all. Read some reviews.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Pure...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-TR2-...
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July 27, 2011 12:12:02 AM

^^ thank you crowe
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