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Help Choosing The Best GPU For My System, $150-$250

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next few days. BUDGET RANGE: $150-$250

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Propellerhead Reason 7, Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 3

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 6450 and Corsair CX600

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: HP H-8 1100z, M3970AM-HP, 6GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: amazon.com, newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Recently tried a Radeon HD 7870 but my MoBo didn't have an 8-pin CPU power slot so it wouldn't work. Need a card that will work with only a 4-pin CPU power slot.
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  1. GTX 760 hands down
  2. Isn't the GeForce GTX760 about $300?
  3. jinayhvora said:
    GTX 760 hands down


    Would I still have enough power for my CPU to boot? I ran into that problem with another card with similar power consumption levels as the GTX760.
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    600W is enough power for it, nvidia recommendation is 500 so u're good, standard 760's are available for 250 and OC ones for ~10$ or so more
  5. Tabris DarkPeace said:
    Isn't the GeForce GTX760 about $300?


    Most are $250
  6. jinayhvora said:
    600W is enough power for it, nvidia recommendation is 500 so u're good, standard 760's are available for 250 and OC ones for ~10$ or so more


    Does my MoBo need an 8-Pin power supply?
  7. depends on what manufacturer the card u buy is from
  8. jinayhvora said:
    depends on what manufacturer the card u buy is from


    Which would you recommend for use with a 4-pin connector?
  9. i don't think there are any that work with 4 pin, u need atleast 2 6 pin connectors
  10. jinayhvora said:
    i don't think there are any that work with 4 pin, u need atleast 2 6 pin connectors


    I have 2 6-pin connectors. I am talking about the 4-pin power connector that is located next to the CPU. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Doc/images/718/c03131091.jpg
  11. Anonymous said:
    jinayhvora said:
    i don't think there are any that work with 4 pin, u need atleast 2 6 pin connectors


    I have 2 6-pin connectors. I am talking about the 4-pin power connector that is located next to the CPU. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Doc/images/718/c03131091.jpg


    Just stumbled across this...

    Reason 7 is awesome! Been using it to make music since Reason 6 (Previously Logic Pro 8).

    Anyways, what do you mean by you can only use the 4 Pin CPU power connector? That shouldn't matter if you'll have the two 6 pins in the GPU and whatever you had previously for the CPU...

    I know you've probably already bought, and I'd like to know what you did, but I was just wondering.
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