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November 6, 2009 9:07:30 AM

Ah i just got a new HP p6210y and here the specs for it http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-p6210y/450...;rnav

Now i wana buy a new graphics card so i can play call of duty modern warefare 2 at high settings at a good resolution like maybe 1440x900 that will work for me without any gunlag or such of any lag. Can anyone help me find a decent graphics card that i can run on this pc that can play cod4mw2. Now since my pc has such a low power supply and i really don't want to upgrade my psw but if i must i will, but i found this graphics that will run on 250w psw but is it good enough here the link
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/BFG+-+NVIDIA+GeForce+9800+G...

Is this graphics good enough will it run cod4mw2 at my expectations? or is thier better

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November 6, 2009 11:42:04 AM

i like it but that card requires 450w psw or higher but i only have 300 at that 9800gt i showed is a power save w.e it only requre 250w.
Now i wana know if i should buy it, is it gana affect my performance compare to other cards that at that price or series i mean if thier a card that 120$ and it performs better then 9800gt i showed by slightly or even by 10 fps but it requires higher psw then 300 i rather go with that 9800gt, but if the 9800gt can't run cod4mw2 at high without lag then i will get a new gfx and a psw that can run it.
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2009 2:46:43 PM

It doesn't "require" a 450 watt PSU. That's just the number they give everyone so we can't sue them in case something goes wrong.

What I'm saying is the HD 5750 uses less power than the 9800 GT does. So if you were considering a $154 9800 GT, may as well go for the $145 HD 5750 instead.

Also, the 9800 GT from BFG recommends a 350 watts PSU, not 250 watt. And that is the power saving model.

If you wish to be cautious (always a good policy), I can recommend the following PSU.

Corsair CMPSU-450VX 450W - $44.99 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 6, 2009 8:57:56 PM

Okay so your bascially saying i can run that graphics card on my system that has 300w psw and i really dont want to upgrde a psw. And they said on bestbuy this card http://www.bestbuy.com/site/BFG+-+NVIDIA+GeForce+9800+G...
look at the specs it does say 250w or are they wrong? but i just dont wana buy something that i will regret you know like i dont wana buy graphics that won't run on my system or buy a gfx that doesn't meet my spectation. So yea, but can help with another can you find a graphics card on bestbuy becase my dad wont buy from online, trust me whatever i do he won't buy from online and the money is mine and i have bestbuy retail rite by my house well 1 mile away but its alright
a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2009 9:17:27 PM

$160 for a 9800GT? What? :lol: 
November 6, 2009 10:07:40 PM

either way, i wouldn't try it until you get a decent Powersupply. It would probably work, but only for so long, and then... when the powersupply dies, hopefully it wouldnt take your whole system with it. Buy a decent Powersupply first dude.
a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2009 11:18:58 PM

tremblex0 said:
Okay so your bascially saying i can run that graphics card on my system that has 300w psw and i really dont want to upgrde a psw. And they said on bestbuy this card http://www.bestbuy.com/site/BFG+-+NVIDIA+GeForce+9800+G...
look at the specs it does say 250w or are they wrong? but i just dont wana buy something that i will regret you know like i dont wana buy graphics that won't run on my system or buy a gfx that doesn't meet my spectation. So yea, but can help with another can you find a graphics card on bestbuy becase my dad wont buy from online, trust me whatever i do he won't buy from online and the money is mine and i have bestbuy retail rite by my house well 1 mile away but its alright


I started off by linking to a GPU and PSU from the Best Buy web site but I can't in good conscious recommend you buy those parts or at least at those prices. I don't condone actions that betray your fathers rules but perhaps a friend could order them online for you and you could pay them in cash. You will either save a lot money or gain a much more powerful card. I still listed the Best Buy parts below just in case.

If your dad is worried about credit card info being stolen online, he has a much higher chance of being mugged and robbed the actual cash on his way to Best Buy than he does having his credit card info stolen from an online transaction.


Vision Tek HD 4850 1 GB - $124.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/VisionTek+-+ATI+Radeon+HD+4...



And because you'll still need a new PSU:
Corsair 450 watt - $74.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+450W+ATX+CPU+Powe...
November 7, 2009 1:40:43 AM

TheViper said:
It doesn't "require" a 450 watt PSU. That's just the number they give everyone so we can't sue them in case something goes wrong.

What I'm saying is the HD 5750 uses less power than the 9800 GT does. So if you were considering a $154 9800 GT, may as well go for the $145 HD 5750 instead.

Also, the 9800 GT from BFG recommends a 350 watts PSU, not 250 watt. And that is the power saving model.

If you wish to be cautious (always a good policy), I can recommend the following PSU.

Corsair CMPSU-450VX 450W - $44.99 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


"It doesn't "require" a 450 watt PSU. That's just the number they give everyone so we can't sue them in case something goes wrong"
^BULLSEYE, RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!!
-To the OP: The requirements are really inaccurate, it all depends on your other hardware, you can have a 50watt cpu or a 130watt cpu...you can have 1 hard drive or 10 hard drives. So power requirements always vary for each individual system. Manufacturers always list a crazy high requirement just to be on the safe side so when a person who has like 10 HDD's and 5 DVD drives and all that stuff and buys it, he won't go sueing and blaming the company who made the graphics card for giving a wrong requirement.
November 7, 2009 10:43:22 PM

wait so viper you can i should just buy the HD 4850 you showed me and it will run?
November 7, 2009 10:44:12 PM

or should i go to bestbuy and ask at greeksquad " Hey can i try working this card on this pc please" lol do they allow you to do that without charge?
November 7, 2009 11:04:40 PM

Alright i decided i might as well get a new psw i guess i will wait till my birthday and buy my new gfx, psw and mw2 its at january 28 anyway so like 1 and a half. But can you guys help me out and show me a good psw thats around ah i guess 600watt because i don't want to make future replacement and a graphics card that can run crysis on high i guess so i dont have to make future replacement for that either and make sure that both the psw and the gfx go with each like the pins and such, since i have Pci-e x16, so is it gana make a big performance difference if i put a pcie 2.0 card in thier? and i guess i am willing buy products online i get my mom or my dad to do it lol. THANKS for the help
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2009 4:01:58 AM

The PSU I linked to will do fine even if you get an HD 5870.


And asking Geek Squad at Best Buy is redundant. We ARE a geek squad.
November 8, 2009 8:32:37 AM

i would realy buy a new power supply due to i had a cheap 350w and i got a new 8800gt and it played for about 1 hour then i put on crysis and about 10 mins into crysis my pc went POP with lots of smoke lol so i got a new psu and lucky my gfx card was still good but i was lucky
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2009 2:20:59 PM

rhys216 said:
Yeh I Popped a couple of cheap generic PSU's before I learnt the lesson the hard way.
Ended up going over the top and getting this http://www.vipergaming.co.uk/thermaltake-w0171-1500w-to...

"Over the top" is right." That's overkill and then some. To be totally honest, that's not a very good PSU itself. The efficiency is low, the 12v rail output is low (for the wattage that is), the build quality on the Toughpower line was never that good.

The good news is the 5 year warranty and it's not as though it will fry your system at any minute.
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