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post #11 of 34
GeForce 8800GT 512MB maybe....

http://cgi.ebay.com/PNY-NVIDIA-GeForce-8800-GT-512MB-PCI-E-2-0-16x-used-/170622456883?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item27b9e41433#ht_500wt_1156
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post #12 of 34
Thread Starter 
So I think I might have found a good GPU. I found a good Radeon EAH5450 and the specs look pretty good.

- 20w max power draw
- DX11
- 1GB DDR3 @ 800MHz (1600MHz total)
- And its looks like its quicker than some of the other radeons, but its only 64 bit.

What do you guys think? Good card or a waste of time/money?
post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by *ka24e*;13015311 
I'd love a 4830, but i don't think my PSU would handle it...frown.gif

you would be golden unless your psu is absolute junk

http://techreport.com/articles.x/15752/8

Under load a measly 208 watts (at the wall!) for the whole system with a core2quad extreme processor
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post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 
Really ^?

Specs for PSU:
Max Output: 300W

+12 V: 19A
-12 V: 0.8A
5 V: 25A
3.3V: 18A
+5 VSB: 2A

What do you think? Good enough for a 4830?
post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by *ka24e*;13020111 
Really ^?

Specs for PSU:
Max Output: 300W

+12 V: 19A
-12 V: 0.8A
5 V: 25A
3.3V: 18A
+5 VSB: 2A

What do you think? Good enough for a 4830?

What brand is it? It could work
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post #16 of 34
Thread Starter 
Stock HP PSU. Its from an HP Media Center a1243w. If it helps any, I plan on running the HDD's, all the fans except the CPU fan and the DVD drive off another PSU.

That would leave the 300W to power the Athlon 64, 2gb DDR400 (2x 1gb) and GPU.
post #17 of 34
I wouldn't pretend to be able to look at those numbers and give you a definitive answer, have not spent that much time studying the electrical ratings of psu's and what that translates out to.

However if you are only running the mobo, cpu, and GPU off a 300w max psu, and the power draw at the wall from a system with need for more power is barely over 200., I would feel pretty darn safe saying that it will be ok.

200 at the wall is only 160 watts at 80% efficiency, so you will probably be only at about half the max rated power for the unit
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post #18 of 34
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I might be able to get a hold of a 400W PSU from a friends old computer, but I have no clue what the specs are.
post #19 of 34
what does your motherboard support NVIDIA OR ATI graphic card???
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post #20 of 34
Get a low power HD4650 512mb, its good enough to run most games at medium-high settings on 1024x768. Any card more powerful than the 4650 will be bottlenecked by the cpu.

My HD3650 512mb and sempron 2.0 ghz which is slower than your cpu ran Call of duty MW2 at medium settings 1024x768.

Dont get an 8800GT, the PSU might not handle it. Also my sempron bottlenecked my 9800GT before.
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