Thread: Upgrades

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    Upgrades

    I recieved over $300 in Best Buy gift cards for christmas and figured I would spend it on any upgrades I could get.

    Is there even anything worth getting at Best Buy?

    My specs

    OPERATING SYSTEM:
    Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)

    CPU TYPE:
    Intel® Core™ i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz

    CPU SPEED:
    3.22 GHz

    SYSTEM MEMORY:
    7.93 GB

    VIDEO CARD MODEL:
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 240

    VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
    3.96 GB

    VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
    nvd3dum.dll

    DESKTOP RESOLUTION:
    1920x1080

    HARD DISK SIZE:
    921.51 GB

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    Power Unit Supply (PSU)?
    Need to know brand and model.

    At first glance, I would upgrade the GPU, given the PSU is decent, since it is the single piece in this case that will yield the best performance gain.
    The i5 650 is an old CPU but still decent if paired with a decent GPU.

    300USD for a GPU, I'd probably pick a HD6950 or a GTX560Ti and save the rest of the money.
    If you need to upgrade the PSU aswell, use the rest of the money to buy a new one, XFX550W,650W, Corsair TX650W, between other good picks.

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    Is there some way to find out my PSU other than opening my case and checking it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrambledegg View Post
    Is there some way to find out my PSU other than opening my case and checking it out?
    No, there isn't.

    EDIT: Just checked Best Buy prices, holy crap...
    Last edited by Nightbliss; 2012-01-03 at 08:24 PM.

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    I dont know if any of this helps, but...

    Delta Electronics

    Model- GPS-400BBA

    Input- 110-120v

    Output- Continue Power 400W

    50-60HZ
    Last edited by Scrambledegg; 2012-01-03 at 08:52 PM.

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    Well, I can see it's one of those standard ATX Power Supplies so I really doubt it can power up anything above 75W of TDP so you'll have to replace the PSU aswell if you want to upgrade your GPU.

    Best Buy prices are really high but you can still fetch a GTX560 and a decent power supply for 300 bucks.

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    Thanks for your help!

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