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August 28, 2012 5:50:12 PM

Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my hardware, My current GPU is a nVidia GeForce 9100, It sucks for gaming, I'm looking to add another card, a nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, Or 660 Ti, I'm also buying a new power supply, The Only problem, Is my motherboard has olny a PCI Express x16, Please Reply about any problems that i may encounter, Remember: I'm new to upgrading hardware!

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August 28, 2012 7:45:01 PM

the motherboard will be fine...any card will work fine in a PCIE x16 slot even if its version 1.0.......what power supply are you upgrading to? and you need to tell us a budget for your upgrades...either total and we can help you pick out a psu or just the budget for the graphics card. also while you are at it tell us what the rest of your systems specs are.
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August 28, 2012 7:45:21 PM

You won't be able to use both graphics cards at the same time, so only having one PCIe x16 slot isn't a problem. What might be a problem is your CPU. I assume that if the PC came with that GPU the CPU won't be much better for gaming. What CPU do you have currently?
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August 28, 2012 8:35:24 PM

You will probably be fine with an x16 slot but select motherboards do have back-compatibility issues.
I usually suggest antec and seasonic power supplies but on a budget just make sure you get one with active PFC.
To suggest most other parts would require, as trapper said, the specs on the rest of your system.
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August 29, 2012 12:19:27 AM

What power supply are you planning to get?
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September 5, 2012 4:07:08 AM

Alright, I'm Back, Here are some system specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon II x4 620 Processor ~2.6GHz
Current Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 9100
**Other Stuff:
Power: Want to upgrade to 400-450 watts (current: 300 watts)
Budget: 150-250 USD
I know this an't much, But, Do you guys got any suggestions?
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September 6, 2012 3:09:35 PM

power supply: Antec 520w - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
graphics card: Radeon 7770 - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
total $180
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September 6, 2012 11:48:03 PM

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