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post #1 of 13
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The best I can find that can run on my 400w PSU around that price range is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150467

My question is, can you guys find anything better for the same price that can run on 400w?
post #2 of 13
What's the 400w PSU in question?

You may want to replace it with a good unit before you go in adding a video card.

EDIT: GTS 250 would be a faster card to use.
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post #3 of 13
under my bed....

but seriously at that price go for seasonic.. I spent $110 on my 1000w bronze Kingwin Lazer, so you can get really good quality at that price
post #4 of 13
5670 probably is your best bet. Surprisingly Nvidia says 400w is acceptable for a GTS450, although most of them are probably priced a little higher.
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post #5 of 13
Depends what 400w supply you're talking about. We need to know that before we can say anything.
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post
5670 probably is your best bet. Surprisingly Nvidia says 400w is acceptable for a GTS450, although most of them are probably priced a little higher.
Same card I had in mind. 400W or greater is recommended so I'm not so sure I would trust your current PSU unless it's a quality brand.
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post #7 of 13
You could get an Radeon HD4850 on newegg, that will run on 400W easy. $77 Shipped AR. As long as you have a Quality PSU that is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150482
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post #8 of 13
You could also try looking at the Marketplace for both a good video card and a better PSU.

I scored a GTX 275 for $75 and I'm running it in my folding rig with an Antec EarthWatts 430w.
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post #9 of 13
Seasonic SS-400ET
Corsair CX430
OCZ StealthXStream 400
AMA Axe Power Plus 400
Antec Neo ECO 400C

All these are worth considering.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
Seasonic SS-400ET
Corsair CX430
OCZ StealthXStream 400
AMA Axe Power Plus 400
Antec Neo ECO 400C

All these are worth considering.
So this is proof that some people just read the title and not the Post.

OP is looking for an <$85 Graphics card that can run on his 400w PSU.
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