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Looking to upgrade my GeForce 8500, can't find anything definitive.

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December 24, 2011 5:32:46 AM

For some time now I have been looking to find a replacement for my GeForce 8500 GT that came stock with my computer, in order to max the settings for SWTOR.

Link to PC: http://www.ecrater.com/p/3103628/gateway-gt5628-quad-co...

I understand that I will almost definitely have to upgrade the PSU, which is no problem. But I cannot for the life of me find a definitive card that will fit my computer exactly. I don't want to buy a PSU and GPU then find out there is some small detail I have overlooked, and then I have wasted money on both parts. I am fully capable of installing both pieces, but I am clueless when it comes to the technical details of graphics cards. Any help would be appreciated.

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December 24, 2011 5:35:38 AM

I have been looking on the site, game-debate.com. One of the cards they mention is a GeForce GTX 465, or even the GeForce GTX 460. If I were to upgrade my PSU to 600W-700W would these cards be viable options?
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December 24, 2011 5:42:10 AM

Get the GTX 460 or for a bit more you can get 6870, What's the 600-700W PSU?
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December 24, 2011 5:44:32 AM

refillable said:
Do you get the PSU yet or know which one you will get? And what's your budget?


Budget I would say is like $100? That seems to be the norm for 700W PSU's on newegg. Don't need anything insane for the GPU. I don't do heavy PC gaming, just MMO's really.
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December 24, 2011 5:48:53 AM

Which PSU are you getting?
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December 24, 2011 6:04:16 AM

refillable said:
Get the GTX 460 or for a bit more you can get 6870, What's the 600-700W PSU?


So if I were to upgrade the PSU, I would be able to use the GTX 460? Sorry for being pretty dependant, I cannot find a site that lays this stuff out for me.
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December 24, 2011 6:45:16 AM

Both PSU and card will work well.
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