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August 8, 2011 8:11:58 PM

Hello,
I am in need of a new video card as well as a new power supply. I already picked out a power supply, but I do not know if it will fit with my computer..also I don't know if a video card with fans, etc? would fit either. Here's a picture: the video card is on the bottom there I think. ALso if anyone has any suggestions that'd be awesome..
I have 8 gb RAM
750 GB HD
ATI Radeon HD 3650.

I play WoW mostly and I love video games..so I want to buy a decent one, nothing over 400 dollars though.

My processor: AMD phenom 9750 quad core processor.

I was also wondering if I should replace the processor as well..It's either 2.6 ghz or 2.4 ghz.

Sorry if this is complete ramble and jumbled..if you have any questions, I'll answer them as best I can.

Thank you for the help.

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August 8, 2011 8:18:25 PM

What PSU are you looking at, what is the brand/model of your motherboard and what resolution is your monitor?
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August 8, 2011 8:34:56 PM

I am looking at this PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


and I'm not sure about my motherboard, I opened my computer up earlier but didnt check for the brand of the motherboard. My resolution is set to 1680x1050

I think that's what I use in WoW, too. Although I think i've played at 1920x1080. 1680x1050, though.

I used to be able to play at "good" settings or just above it, but now I am playing at low settings.
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a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2011 8:44:59 PM

Rosewill is not a very good brand and 1000w is almost definitely more than you need.
To find out what motherboard you have download and install CPU-Z;
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
Run it and click on the mainboard tab. Tell us the manufacturer and model it lists.
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August 8, 2011 8:53:46 PM

Wow, ok, thanks jyjjy. And Bipedal, I am just going to stick to one.

Manufacturer: Pegatron Corporation
Model: Narra3

Will 600-650 watts be enough?
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August 8, 2011 9:13:25 PM

I think I understand what you're trying to say..but what about a good brand for a psu?
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August 8, 2011 9:15:30 PM

I listed a couple already, Corsair and Seasonic are both great as well.
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August 8, 2011 9:29:07 PM

Is it likely or not that an amd video card would fit into my computer..? there is space...any way I can find out?
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a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2011 9:38:40 PM

Alright, from what I am reading your motherboard can use AM3 CPUs of 95w TDP or less. Upgrading is definitely a good idea as your processor is 2.4ghz and the original Phenom architecture was never that great to begin with. For $400 I would recommend something along the lines of these;

Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz AM3 95W & CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W 80 PLUS Power Supply - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 9, 2011 2:29:29 AM

I figured. This blows, alright then,
Do you think it's worth it to get a new PSU, Motherboard, and Graphics Card?

I could just buy a new PC..not sure, though
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August 9, 2011 3:54:48 AM

Well you don't need a new motherboard to use a decent CPU like I said. The 945 is pretty good.
To get something substantially better you would want to get a Intel Sandy Bridge i5, a motherboard to go with it and some DDR3 ram which will be at least $250, probably closer to $300 or so. It's not a bad idea if you can afford it.
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August 13, 2011 1:33:46 AM

Best answer selected by ksauce.
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August 13, 2011 7:26:03 AM

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