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April 19, 2013 10:35:59 PM

Hi,

I am planning on buying a manufacture built PC off of ebay for games like battlefield 3 and sky rim. One of my good findings was a Compaq/HP elite 8200. I would be getting a i5 2500 with it. My question is, would a good graphics card that can run bf3 and skyrim, be able to run off of its power supply?
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April 19, 2013 10:41:27 PM

Depends on the graphics card. If it was a 7770 then you could run BF3 @720p on High. If you want 1080p ultra then you need a 7870, or better.... 660. 7870 and 660 need at least 500W PSU with two 6 pins.
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April 19, 2013 10:44:15 PM

envy14tpe said:
Depends on the graphics card. If it was a 7770 then you could run BF3 @720p on High. If you want 1080p ultra then you need a 7870, or better.... 660. 7870 and 660 need at least 500W PSU with two 6 pins.




Reply: If I choose to run at high, would my configuration do?
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April 19, 2013 10:49:12 PM

Need to know:
Monitor resolution?
RAM? 4gb or 8gb?
GPU? 7750, 560ti,...?
PSU. 400W...500W...700W?
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April 19, 2013 10:56:06 PM

envy14tpe said:
Need to know:
Monitor resolution?
RAM? 4gb or 8gb?
GPU? 7750, 560ti,...?
PSU. 400W...500W...700W?


8Gb of ram
I don't know of a GPU, but I guess any that will work with battlefield 3 on high.

PSU information found: is I believe 320 W



If these configurations are too low for gaming, any eBay listings, preferred of buy-it-now's, under $400 would be great.......if u can leave a link.....thanks
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April 19, 2013 11:00:42 PM

I think most of everything been answered, 7750 7770 7790 or 650ti would work well go get agoodpower supply around 500 watts stick with more common names antec and so far so forth you will need extra power
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April 19, 2013 11:04:02 PM

johnnyb105 said:
I think most of everything been answered, 7750 7770 7790 or 650ti would work well go get agoodpower supply around 500 watts stick with more common names antec and so far so forth you will need extra power




Okay thanks..... So for now I'm good with my current! Thanks for all your help



And just to clarify, 320 is enough for what I want???
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April 19, 2013 11:23:28 PM

320W is extremely low. It can't power decent GPUs. You need a better PSU.
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April 19, 2013 11:41:47 PM

If you want a built gaming rig then try iBuypower.com

Its cheaper if you build one yourself.
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April 20, 2013 9:51:34 PM

Yeah a 320 which isn't a really true rated power supply will not be enough for a card that's you may be wanting to upgrade to. What will happen it may run it for some time but as time gos on it will fail my friend found this out the hard way it took his motherboard as well as the vid card he had a hp as well. Good Luck
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