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Best nVidia Graphic Card for a 400W Delta PSU?

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October 23, 2009 9:35:34 PM

Hello all,

I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Scaleo Pi 2680 PC with 9600Gt by default.
I would like to change my graphic card but I dont know how far I can go, without having to change the PSU ( Delta ).

Can you please tell me what is the best of the best graphic cards that I could buy for my PC without changing anything in the specs?
There is no money limit and the proc is Quad so I guess the machine is not that bad?


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October 23, 2009 9:38:14 PM

No money limit? Buy a new PSU! There's not any card, I think, that will run off of that small PSU with a Q-CORE that is better than a 9600GT. Maybe an HD4670.

Buy a Corsair 550W for $50, and then for these price ranges...

$65: HD4670
$90 HD4850
$125 HD4870
$160 HD5770
$180 HD4890 (depending if you want lower tech).
October 23, 2009 11:07:56 PM

if I buy a PSU I might already buy a gfx 295....
btw. pci 16x is OK and 100% of such a card please?

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October 23, 2009 11:18:58 PM

Dude! Just buy a new PSU leke shadow said since money isn't an issue. If it's trully not a money problem, get a Corsair 650TX + 5870.

$180 HD4890 (depending if you want lower tech).

True, but it does beat the 5770.
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October 24, 2009 12:31:21 AM

First of all, Weber, you come in and give us a limited choice with your already low PSU.
Then you tell us you have no budget.


Give us a budget, ffs.
October 24, 2009 2:03:46 AM

the budget is 400 Euro including everything...I am kind of scared of the new PSU due to the fact I never installed one...I am not sure I would be able to get it working and plug everything where it has to be :( 

Ok, so what kind of a PSU should I buy please? What Wats? Is the size always the same but the power is different? I have a micro ATX tower.
October 24, 2009 3:20:08 AM

ur 9600gt is not a bad card at all for lower resolution. But infact i would recommend u a 5750 because it takes less power or if u want to test and be lucky then a 5770. Currently all the high end nvidia cards are a bit overpriced and also there's no surety that a gtx260 can tax on ur psu as the brand is not very well known. U may run a gts250 in that psu but buying a 250 right now is a loss because at the same price u would get a 5750 which takes less power, more gaming power than 250 and ofcourse the new dx11 tech.

But if u really want to go with nvidia then keep the current card wait for the new gt300 series launch, keep saving money and at that time buy a new psu and buy a new gfx that serves u better. At that time maybe u can expect a little bit price drop also.
October 24, 2009 3:26:47 AM

As ur budget is 400 euro that is almost $600 u can buy a corsair 650TX(650W) and with the additional money u can buy a 5870 or a 5850. Both are very powerful card with dx11 capability. I cant recommend u a nvidia cards as those are pretty much overpriced right now else i would recommend u a gtx285. but at that money u will find the 5870 which is far better than 285
October 24, 2009 1:50:11 PM

i have red that 4770 need a 450W minimum, but it is a very reasonable respond, thank you.
Also, i have PCIe x16 1.0, will it effect the peformance?
Also, my 9600Gt is 256Bit, this card is 128Bit ...its different technologie I believe?

So all in all, if I buy a crossair 650W I can install any card I want that will fit my mATX tower?

Thank you all
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October 24, 2009 3:31:06 PM

You can install any single-GPU card (stay away from the GTX295, 4870/50x2!)
Your PCI-E1.0x16 will not limit you in any way noticeable.