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Recommend a GPU? (P5K, E6750, Cooler Master 500)

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August 3, 2012 4:49:30 PM

My computer is pretty dated. It has an Asustek P5K motherboard, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 socket 775 CPU, an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro GPU, and a Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W (linked below).

I would really like to upgrade the graphics card (maybe a Geforce one with at least 1GB so I can use graphics acceleration on Adobe Premiere), but the I'm not sure what my PSU will be able to handle (it's pretty poorly rated). Could anyone recommend something? As long as it's a significant upgrade from my 2400 Pro, it'll do. If anyone can also recommend a processor upgrade, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

(This is the power supply I have) http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3738
August 3, 2012 5:05:28 PM

Would a 1GB GTX 460 SE (Fermi) PCI Express 2.0 be okay?
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August 3, 2012 5:10:49 PM

To start off, that's not a good PSU. Coolermaster's Extreme power plus series are average. Also, a GTX 460 requires 2X6 pins PCIe power connectors. Yours has got just one.

GTX460SE would bottleneck your E6750.
With that CPU, the best you could go for (With NVIDIA) would be a GTX550Ti.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2012 5:13:12 PM

Gman450 said:
To start off, that's not a good PSU. Coolermaster's Extreme power plus series are average. Also, a GTX 460 requires 2X6 pins PCIe power connectors. Yours has got just one.

GTX460SE would bottleneck your E6750.
With that CPU, the best you could go for (With NVIDIA) would be a GTX550Ti.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Dang, people are having problems with the PSU I have the the 550Ti, so that might be a no-go. If I really want the GTX 460, could you recommend a power supply?
August 3, 2012 5:14:53 PM

I'd rather wait and save up a bit more money and upgrade pretty much everything.
August 3, 2012 5:16:21 PM

nafoni said:
I'd rather wait and save up a bit more money and upgrade pretty much everything.


Fair enough
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August 3, 2012 5:29:20 PM

+1 @ nafoni.
It is not a good idea to upgrade atm. I recommend you to get a new motherboard, gpu and cpu.

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August 3, 2012 5:43:22 PM

Thanks guys
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August 4, 2012 11:06:32 AM

MOKHAN said:
Dang, people are having problems with the PSU I have the the 550Ti, so that might be a no-go. If I really want the GTX 460, could you recommend a power supply?

Even if you upgrade the PSU, the 460 will still be a bottleneck. Do what the other members are telling you. Build a new system as whole. You're likely to waste more money on trying to upgrade your current ones.
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