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Is it worth upgrading video cards?

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December 24, 2011 11:18:45 PM

My computers specs are:
4x inel core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz
Nvidia GeForce 9500GT
2x 2GB DDR3 ram
460W coolermaster power supply (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3686)
I would like to upgrade my video card and am not sure which one I should get. I was looking at a Nvidia GTX 560 or something around that price range. (I'm from NZ so thought I would use that because I don't know cost in USD)

Will that give me any noticeable increase in performance while gaming (at the moment I have to turn resolution and some settings down on games like skyrim etc.)

Also how involved in the installation process? is it just a matter of removing the old video card replacing and installing drivers or is a a lot of work?

Thanks in advance for any help offered
a c 85 U Graphics card
December 25, 2011 1:36:24 AM

first need power supply specs,after before putting new card in uninstall th driver of 9500gt the put new card and install driver
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a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2011 1:55:22 AM

Yes, it is worth it upgrading from your 9500GT. A GTX 560 or HD 6870 will do you wonders in gaming. You should just make sure you have a *quality* at least 450W power supply, or get one if you don't.
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December 25, 2011 2:57:59 AM

Ok I know you can just look on the power supply to check it, But is there some way it can tell what it is on my system (like in system information or something).
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 25, 2011 3:20:41 AM

pop- the side off the case and read the info on the label of the power supply.
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December 25, 2011 3:50:15 AM

Ok read the label and its 460W. Here is a link to it http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3686
I checked the NVidia wesbite and for the GTX 560 it says the minimum system power requirements are 450W. Is it fine to be just above the minimum or will I need to get a better power supply?
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December 25, 2011 4:43:29 AM

I would say it's fine, but if you plan on OCing you better get at least a 550W PSU.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 25, 2011 6:04:11 AM

it says 36amps. I'd chance it.
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December 25, 2011 6:06:11 AM

swifty_morgan said:
it says 36amps. I'd chance it.


I really don't know too much about this, 'chance it' meaning I might run into problems? I wont be over clocking but I really do not want any problems
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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 25, 2011 6:55:47 AM

you have 36amps on the 12v rail. I think you should be okay the way things sit. For me, normally I strive for more power but I think you'll be fine. Don't sweat it. The 560 or something in the same range will totally blow the 9500 away and be a grand addition to your machine.

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December 25, 2011 7:24:59 AM

Thanks a bunch for your help guys I will be looking forward to adding this to my machine :D 
Merry Christmas
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December 25, 2011 8:08:25 AM

Best answer selected by Spacekiwi.
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