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post #1 of 4
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Hey guys, I'm planning on upgrading my gpu from a 4650 to something else.
The problem is, I'm not sure what my PSU can handle.
I'm using a Dynex 400watt PSU( Bought it at Bestbuy not knowing they sucked)
I'm lucky the PSU hasn't blown out yet.
My system specs are below.
I'm looking for the best performance for what i can get.
And i don't plan on upgrading my PSU, i only have the funds of the GPU for now.
Primary build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8Ghz MSI-K9N6PGM2-V Visiontek ATI Radeon 5670 DDR2-6400 4GB 2x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SATA 7200RPM Generic 160GB Vista SP1 Home Premium Dell ST2010B 1600X900 Generic old style Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
Rocketfish Continuous 500 Watt PSU (80 Plus) Antec 300 Black Steel Mini Tower Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8Ghz MSI-K9N6PGM2-V Visiontek ATI Radeon 5670 DDR2-6400 4GB 2x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SATA 7200RPM Generic 160GB Vista SP1 Home Premium Dell ST2010B 1600X900 Generic old style Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
Rocketfish Continuous 500 Watt PSU (80 Plus) Antec 300 Black Steel Mini Tower Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000 
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post #2 of 4
hmm.. dynex 400w won't be able handle much but
my recommendation would be gtx460
it draws little power, runs cool and will be a good upgrade from your 4650
It is also very affordable
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I don't think my PSU would be able to handle a 460...
And my budget is a bit lower than that.
Hmm...
any hope i could run a 4850 or something similar?
Primary build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8Ghz MSI-K9N6PGM2-V Visiontek ATI Radeon 5670 DDR2-6400 4GB 2x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SATA 7200RPM Generic 160GB Vista SP1 Home Premium Dell ST2010B 1600X900 Generic old style Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
Rocketfish Continuous 500 Watt PSU (80 Plus) Antec 300 Black Steel Mini Tower Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000 
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Primary build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8Ghz MSI-K9N6PGM2-V Visiontek ATI Radeon 5670 DDR2-6400 4GB 2x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SATA 7200RPM Generic 160GB Vista SP1 Home Premium Dell ST2010B 1600X900 Generic old style Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
Rocketfish Continuous 500 Watt PSU (80 Plus) Antec 300 Black Steel Mini Tower Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000 
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post #4 of 4
Save a bit more cash first bro, buy a better quality and larger wattage PSU, then slap a better card in there, it'll also be handy for future-proofing yourself of any nessecary upgrades/additions.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 Asus P6X58D Premium Asus ENGTX 480 Viper Raptor 6GB (6144MB) 1600Mhz (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB 6GB/s 64MB LG 22x Optical Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HDBL LED 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Corsair 750HX NZXT Phantom (Black) Roccat Kova Ultra-Light 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 Asus P6X58D Premium Asus ENGTX 480 Viper Raptor 6GB (6144MB) 1600Mhz (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB 6GB/s 64MB LG 22x Optical Windows 7 Professional BenQ G2420HDBL LED 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Corsair 750HX NZXT Phantom (Black) Roccat Kova Ultra-Light 
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Steelseries 
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