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8600GT? How does that compare to the 8800GT my previous computer had?
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post #12 of 18
That is a 350 watt PSU. You should be able to do a Radeon 5770. I was going to recommend a 5850, but that is probably going to need more power. This Sapphire would be my recommendation.

Edit: Dont get the 8600GT
Edited by cloudbyday - 2/10/11 at 7:01pm
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post #13 of 18
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Hmm, that's not bad. Fits well in my price range too.

Anymore suggestions (not saying the one posted isn't any good. Just getting second opinions)?
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post #14 of 18
Are you sure the power supply will be enough juice? Also, check and see if the power supply already has a 6-pin connector or not.
Make sure to have the 6-pin connector because that is what powers the card.

Also, make sure you have enough slots at the back of the case to hold a dual slot card, if you are going to go with the 5770.

Edit: If you doubt that the power supply that you have right now will have enough juice to run the 5770 or if you do not have a 6-pin power connector, you can always get a 9800GT. This one does not require any power source.
Edited by Tig. - 2/10/11 at 8:04pm
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Originally Posted by Tig. View Post
Are you sure the power supply will be enough juice? Also, check and see if the power supply already has a 6-pin connector or not.
Make sure to have the 6-pin connector because that is what powers the card.

Also, make sure you have enough slots at the back of the case to hold a dual slot card, if you are going to go with the 5770.
the 5770 uses little power and if his psu doesnt have PCIE power connectors he can use the supplied cables in the box that come with the card.
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post #16 of 18
typically even a budget 350W PSU will come with ONE PCIe power, thus a 5770 will do or a GTS450 which is a tad slower but still works with the PSU.
5800s and GTX460 will run the risk of blowing the PSU out.

Whoever built this rig is really cutting the cost down with a cheap PSU on a mordern rig.
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post #17 of 18
Yeah I'd get a 5770. Low power, good price, faster than 450.
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post #18 of 18
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A related question: How can I determine how good my integrated graphics are?
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