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Whats the best card that requires no GPU PCI-E power connecters.
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The 5670 is the highest one that doesn't need any power cables.......stay away from the 6xxx budget cards though.
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I was thinking of a 4750 no power connecters and 2x times better then my card.
Edited by topog_z - 6/7/11 at 5:03pm
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Definitely the 5670, great card, I was rather Impressed with what it could do when I built a budget PC for my parents. Maxed out games at 1280*1024 (used the old monitor) with solid fps.

Games that I tested:
-Unreal Tournament 3
-Civilization 5
-Portal 2
-Cities XL 2011
-Fallout 3
-Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

OCed to 815 core and max memory through afterburner.

One of the best sub $100 cards IMO.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 6/7/11 at 5:10pm
 
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what about the 9800gt green edition.. doesnt have a pci e power cable and pretty sure its faster then the 5670... not 100% sure though does pretty well
    
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Wonder if my el-cheapo PSU could at least handle a 4770.
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what about the 9800gt green edition.. doesnt have a pci e power cable and pretty sure its faster then the 5670... not 100% sure though does pretty well
It would be harder to find, plus you don't get DX11 (not that it matters much).
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if i was you man illd invest in a better PSU 1st...

cheap quaility psu blows and it could take down your whole rig with it..
a decent one blows and 95% of the time it wont ( surge protectors ect in the unit )

and yes thats true.. 2nd hand 9800gt's are pretty cheap though might have some luck in the OCN market place? newegg might still stock it im unsure as dont live in US lol so carnt buy their.. to tired to search atm >.<

4770 would be alright their about the same peformance ( well like 2 fps lower ) then a 9800gt. and should be easyer to track down ( i guess.. )

but again. i say buy a decent psu ( around 550w? ) so you can upgrade again from that GPU if you want to later and alot less chance of blow your rig to peices if the psu dies.

** i found out the hard way.. lost board gpu ram and cpu ( 9800gt and like 2.8ghz celeron lol ) but yeah **
    
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whats your budget?
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The 5670 is the highest one that doesn't need any power cables.......stay away from the 6xxx budget cards though.
This. The 5670 is a powerful card for what it is. Might be able to find one used in the marketplace.
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