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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:21 pm 
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been thinking of doing a major pc upgrade and using my old psu antec truepower 550, gpu nividia 9800 gtx and case antex900.pc will mainly be general use web browsing family photo/video editing and light gaming like starcraft2 diablo3 low-med.

budget is 400-500$ including os any help is greatly appreciated


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:11 am 
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What is the exact model on that Antec power supply? That may have cr*ppy capacitors in it.

What slot is that 9800 GTX? If AGP it's upgrade time for that too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:25 am 
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gpu is pci-e xfx 9800gtx+ black edition

psu Neo HE550


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:08 am 
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There are OST capacitors in that power supply, they tend to go bad over time. If the supply is more than 3 years old, replace it before it roasts your new motherboard. Your graphics card should handle some "light" gaming (unsure what to call light now) so recycle that.

http://shop.amd.com/US/All/Detail/Proce ... OX?tabid=2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145278
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136769
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139020
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116986

Just over budget at 424US$ but 344US$ if your PSU is still fresh (it needs to be replaced in a few years anyway). You will be recycling your optical drive(s), it does include a fresh new harddisk.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:20 am 
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i no longer need an os my buddy said he had an extra win7 ultimate he wouldn't mind parting with.guess i'll definitely upgrade the psu then if its at risk,ive had it since 06.thank you


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