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Old 03-26-2011, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a desktop with the following parts
AMD Phenom 9850 X4
Corsair 4GB DDR2 800MHz
Ultra 750 watt power supply
Radeon 4200
25 " monitor
Seagate 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD 32 MB cache

Im going to get a GTX 470 soon,
Which brand should i get?Also when i get my GTX,will games like TF2,and black ops run smoothly?
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would buy a good power supply before I upgraded anything else. Ultra is probably the most unreliable power supply manufacturer on the planet.

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Old 03-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh,and i forgot,the PSU is a Ultra LSP 750 Pro,135 mm.
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I wouldn't expect it to be any better than the X2 Extreme Edition 750w or the many other crappy power supplies they make.
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Slaymate is right. Ultra PSUs look shiny, but they are almost always overrated.
That 750w will certainly not put out 750w of power without splodin' a few caps.
I'd suggest taking a look at this list *READ FIRST* Updated Power supply guide

I had a 500w Ultra PSU back in the day, and it took my motherboard out with it. I ended up gutting it and replacing the guts with a knock-off 500w just because the shell had green LEDs and clear sides. Lol.
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I'd recommend any Antec or Corsair PSU >500W.

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With that you can pretty much run any GPU. I have a GTX 460. It's a power hog and it runs fine with my 550W Antec...
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Thanks for the help,im just ashamed.I spent $80 on it.....And i just bought a video card with the rest of my money.
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