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Plz help me out of this graphics card nightmare

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June 29, 2010 5:17:01 AM

I have an hp rig that i got on black Friday with 8 gigs of ram, a AMD Athlon II x4, 1 tb hd you get the idea....For weeks i have been debating on what card is best for my situation.My product code is p6214y....I've looked at many cards and power supplies just want some opinions...thx in advance
June 29, 2010 9:07:37 AM

you'll need a minimum of 500w psu for a 4870 and a 450w for a 5750. Id recommend getting a new PSU firstly and going at least 50-100w over the specs required for whatever GPU you go for. If you want it for gaming I'd recommend at least an ati 48** or 57** (the 56** are ok nothing too special) or a GTX 270 and up or GTX 460 and up. But it all depends on your budget.

That said a 8600 gt will probably do ya requires a 300w (although it's a 512mb card) but the GTS and the 8800 and need a 400w and up PSU
http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/8series...

But I'd still recommend a PSU upgrade regardless and go to a 550w or 600w and get a 57** or a gtx 4**
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July 4, 2010 7:56:56 AM

My main problem is the mother board.2N78-LA is a strange set up (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...)---Check the diagrams and see what i mean.....My main question is will a 5770 fit in my motherboard without being impeded by the small heatsink or the ram sticks----- want to play crisis at decent settings and APB...thx in advance for all the help....I'm leaning towards--(http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...)---FYI>>>>i have less than 24 hrs to catch this new egg deal plz respond midnight
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