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Best PCIe card for a 300W PSU...

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June 15, 2006 12:12:37 PM

I have a Gateway GT4010 which has the following:

Athlon 64 3500+
2 x 512 DDR Ram
200GB hard drive
DVD+/-RW
13 in 1 card reader
Ethernet card

I can take out the ethernet card. But without having to upgrade my PSU, what is the best video card I can buy. I am trying to hold off of building a new rig until next year. Thanks.

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June 15, 2006 1:50:05 PM

Probably a 7600GT or an X1600Pro. The 7600GT is better, though. Gateway PSUs are usually underrated.
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June 15, 2006 3:20:51 PM

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Probably a 7600GT or an X1600Pro. The 7600GT is better, though. Gateway PSUs are usually underrated.


Thanks. That's what I was hoping for coz I wanted to get a 7600GT. Will order 1 very soon.
June 16, 2006 6:57:11 PM

Just found out from Gateway that my+12 rail can only get 15amp max. Will that be a problem if I get the 7600GT?
June 16, 2006 7:09:27 PM

I think you'll be problem free. :) 
June 17, 2006 3:21:25 AM

Better have a High Rail 12v for that 7600GT if 300watts.
You can get a cheaper 500w for $39 or so if you search.
I have a cheapo and it's held up well.
(That Bestec 300w PSU that comes with most Compaq's and E Mac's are kinda short for the long haul. Trust me, I know!)
Just make sure it's built well and has all the major connections.
(tether wrapped cords if possible)
Usually the Mom n pop shops have the better deals on those as opposed to Comp USA where the avg joe psu runs ya $65 no matter what.
June 25, 2006 3:07:37 AM

ya your PSU will hold up just fine, gateways are decently priced where i live, i plan on getting 1 for me mom at some point cause her dell, is like my slave comp now. :twisted:
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