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Best bang-for-the-buck upgrade?

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What card would be the best upgrade from a 5450 for $200 or so, a 5850, or an inexpensive 6850?
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post #2 of 9
they have this card with a mail in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161349
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I need a card that would run off of a 350W power supply...I forgot to mention that-
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by cr1 View Post
I need a card that would run off of a 350W power supply...I forgot to mention that-
Why? you have a 750watt PSU.
post #5 of 9
Is any change to know what type of 350w psu? If it is a generic psu, lucky you can get 17a on 12v and this will limit your selection.
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
Why? you have a 750watt PSU.
It's for my brothers' pc-

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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Is any change to know what type of 350w psu? If it is a generic psu, lucky you can get 17a on 12v and this will limit your selection.
It's in a ZT Systems Desktop...probably OEM-
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post #7 of 9
Buy your brother a PSU instead with a 6850. You can probably grab both for under 250.
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post #8 of 9
His 6850=165$
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post #9 of 9
Tell us what is also in your brothers system so we know how much power is exactly being drawn out of his system as of now.....
    
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