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you're going to want a new powersupply if you're going Fermi. If you swap that GTX 460 for a 5850 you'll be in the clear

this is a 500watt PSU (googled it)

you'll be running it flat out if you play a game
Ah crap, i was going to buy a 5850 instead but opted for the GTX460 after reading the techpowerup review, seemed like overclocking is great with the MSI cyclone edition.
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Fermi is a series of cards by Nvidia. The gtx 4xx and gtx 5xx series of cards are fermi cards.. i'd replace the psu before using your gtx 460 though.. a good 520w psu will be enough.
Thanks a lot for the quick response! I will then go ahead and add a PSU to my cart, but now im going to have to add more money to my paypal (n). What about that whole PSU calculator? Its telling me 422w is enough, so why the extra 100w?

So whats wrong with my current PSU? Is it just ****ty overall lol?

And what PSU do you recommend? The cheaper the better im likely going to order off of tigerdirect
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Whats wrong with ULTRA? Their new X4 modular power supplies seem great, they appear to be a very reputable brand name. The powersupplies, as far as i know, do achieve the advertised efficiencies. Or is this specific ultra not good?
They have a few good PSUs scattered throughout their line, most of which are in the X3 line, but for the most part their units do not stay within rated specs and some like to set fires like Raidmax units

If you are looking for a PSU recommendation, read our list here. For the rig you bought you won't need more than 500 watts so choose the cheapest one you like from the recommended list around that wattage.

Friend of mine just replaced one of those Ultra units..from the reviews I read it can't even push the 500 watts it's rated for so you should jump ship while you can before it harms something
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 4/25/11 at 2:57pm
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Thanks a lot for the quick response! I will then go ahead and add a PSU to my cart, but now im going to have to add more money to my paypal (n). What about that whole PSU calculator? Its telling me 422w is enough, so why the extra 100w?

So whats wrong with my current PSU? Is it just ****ty overall lol?

And what PSU do you recommend? The cheaper the better im likely going to order off of tigerdirect
an Antec truepower new will be enough easily, a seasonic s12DII 520w, any of the XFx psus. with 520w you tend to get 2 pci-e connectors, compared to 1.
Antec truepower new 550w
Xfx core 520w
Xfx core 620w
Edited by Eagle1337 - 4/25/11 at 3:00pm
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2- 6pin PCI-E connectors? My GTX460 requires two 6pin connectors.
Edited by 2JZ - 4/25/11 at 3:08pm
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2- 6pin PCI-E connectors? My GTX460 requires two 6pin connectors.
they all will have those.
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Thanks for all the help
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Thanks for all the help
No problem, going by the prices the xfx core 520w is the one to get of the ones i linked.
post #19 of 27
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Tigerdirect does not seem to have a lot of the PSU on the list...

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...584&CatId=1079 this is not on the list but it seems really good. What do you think?
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I like how neat my rig will be
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