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Old December 15, 2010, 09:00 PM
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It's not the wattage that's the problem. A quality 400W PSU would run a GTX 460 fine, although I'd still be looking in the 500W range myself. I'd be more worried about the rail capabilities of a PSU that came with an old Pentium D computer.

By the way, that processor is a huge bottleneck for a GTX 460. I wouldn't even bother. Just my opinion.
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Old December 15, 2010, 09:46 PM
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Yeah man maybe invest in a new pc all together and spoil yourself :). I was a little shocked to see a $7 power supply. I would of sooo jumped on that when I bought a psu to power the LED lights I'm going to be placing behind my entertainment stand to make it looks sexy's at night.
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truth be told i bought a few, just for the fans though :p and to showcase my soldering, or rather,desoldering skills on something thats not even worth that. the fans were going for 9 bucks, picked the psus up by the box for around 5 a piece. cant find better use. + give the carcasses to those who need the odd part thats actually worth taking apart in there
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Oh man a Pentium D, better make sure the motherboard even has a PCI-E slot.

That system really need to be replaced entirely, a single upgrade is only going to remove one bottleneck to reveal another.
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Old December 17, 2010, 10:15 AM
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^^^ got a good point the pentium D is going to be a bottle neck for this card
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Old December 17, 2010, 10:41 AM
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I was actually curious about this for my HTPC. Currently I'm running an E7200, 4GB DDR2 and a GTS 250, and 4 1.5TB WD greens on a 400W Corsair PSU. I was curious on how well a gts 450 or gtx 460 would work.
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Going from a gts 250 to a 450 really isn't going to be that noticable for the money. A gtx 460 uses two 6pin connectors even though it is close to the power consumption of the gts 250, the 460 is around maybe a 30% improvement. I still think the gts 250 is a great card, it should play modern games 1080p on high (not ultra)
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Going from a gts 250 to a 450 really isn't going to be that noticable for the money. A gtx 460 uses two 6pin connectors even though it is close to the power consumption of the gts 250, the 460 is around maybe a 30% improvement. I still think the gts 250 is a great card, it should play modern games 1080p on high (not ultra)
Yeah it doesn't do too bad, I did notice BC2 was a bit laggy, but I think I need to OC that core 2 a fair bit :P I wouldn't bother upgrading it unless I saw a decent deal on here.
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