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Old 10-11-2009, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I've been playing world of warcraft alot lately and dealing with lag issues. My current computer setup is as follows:

CPU- P4 3.4ghz HT
Board- Intel D915PBL
Memory- 2-512mb 533mhz 1 per channel (Ordered 4 1gb sticks that are otw)
gfx- ATI Radeon X700 Pro 256mb

The board has 2 x1 and 1 x16 pci express slots and i want to upgrade to something affordable yet good for my application. I'm not sure of the power supply and if you need the details I can tear the comp. apart but its plenty large which I made sure of when I bought it.

Thank You to anyone that can help me out.
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Welcome to Tech-Forums, TyGray!!!

We would like the PSU information please. This will help determine the kind of graphic card we can suggest.

And do you have a budget in mind?
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Ok I know this is alot of information but better safe then sorry. And I would like to stay under 100 dollars because i'm gonna upgrade systems at some point and dont want an expensive card sitting around :P

ThermalTake Silent Purepower W0009R 420W PS

The ThermalTake Silent Purepower W0009R is a full featured 420W ATX power supply with two thermal controlled fans. The thermal control of the fans helps reduce and eliminate noise while still providing adequate cooling. If you are looking for a quiet power supply from a well known manufacturer then pick up a ThermalTake Silent Purepower W0009 today. Retail box.

Features & Specifications: Model: W0009 / HPC-420-102 DF; Maximum Power: 420 Watts; Switches: On/Off switch and voltage selection switch (115V/230V); Fans: Dual Fan, Ball Bearing, Temp. Controlled: 1300 rpm at 25C ~ 2400 rpm at 80C. P. G. Signal: 100-500ms; Over Voltage Protection recycle AC to reset: +5V trip point < +6.8V, +3.3V trip point < +4.5V, +12V trip point <+15.6V; Intel Pentium 4 Compliant: Unit Size: 5.91" (L) x5.5" (W) x3.39" (H) / 15cm (L) x14cm (W) x8.6cm (H), Net Weight: 2.5kg; INPUT: Input Voltage: 115 VAC / 230 VAC; Input Frequency Range: 47-63 Hz; Input Current: 10.0A (Measuring Range 90-132Vrms), 5.0A (Measuring Range 180-264Vrms). Hold-up Time: > 16ms at Full Load, Efficiency: > 65%. OUTPUT: Max. Load: 40A@+5V; 0.3A@-5V; 18A@+12V; 0.8A@-12V; 30A@+3.3V; 2A@+5VSB; Min. Load: 1.5A@+5V; 0A@-5V; 0.2A@+12V; 0A@-12V; 0.3A@+3.3V; 0A@+5VSB; Load Reg.: +5% ~ -5%@+5V; +10% ~ -10%@-5V; +5% ~ -5%@+12V; +10% ~ -10%@-12V; +5% ~ -5%@+3.3V; +5% ~ -5%@+5VSB; Ripple V (p-p): 50mV@+5V; 100mV@-5V; 120mV@+12V; 120mV@-12V; 50mV@+3.3V; 50mV@+5VSB; Connector #: 5" IDE x 7, 3.5" x 2, ATX x 1, AUX x 1, 12V x 1, 3pin x 1; UL, CSA, TUV, CE Approved;
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The best graphic card you can probably get without upgrading the power supply, is the HD 4670:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100295HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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thank you for the help and that looks like a great option, i'll give it a try
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