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Best graphics card for my PSU

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April 28, 2010 10:25:00 PM

These are the specs of my computer:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad CPU Q4800 @2.66GHz (4 CPUS) ~2.7GHz
Memory: 8GB RAM
DirectX: DirectX 11
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

Here is the label I found on my PSU: (click to enlarge)



Which of these graphics cards do you think I should get:

-http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX26892%28ME%29.aspx
-http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27367%28ME%29.aspx
-http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27692%28ME%29.aspx
-http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX26754%28ME%29.aspx
-http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27397%28ME%29.aspx
-http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27366%28ME%29.aspx

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April 28, 2010 11:18:07 PM

You Power Supply does not have enough amperage-18A is not enough, you need 22A or better

Nvidia's been good but the 5770 is makes most sense right now and if you have AMvD ATI mobo its even better with your quad core although you hould also upgrade to a higher cpu since yours is still woth trade in value
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April 28, 2010 11:20:23 PM

Your PSU is nice
Get the 5770 with 1 Gb of ram.
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April 28, 2010 11:22:32 PM

rheaun said:
You Power Supply does not have enough amperage-18A is not enough, you need 22A or better

Nvidia's been good but the 5770 is makes most sense right now and if you have AMvD ATI mobo its even better with your quad core although you hould also upgrade to a higher cpu since yours is still woth trade in value

Total 360watts makes 30amps total (combined)
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April 28, 2010 11:24:59 PM

Your power supply has 30A of +12V. (360W / 12V = 30A)

What size / resolution of monitor do you use? Or will you be upgrading there as well?
Are you willing to buy from NewEgg.ca or NCIX? You'll have more choices and maybe a lower price. (or maybe you're going to pick it up in person?)

I liked the Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 with DisplayPort but it looks like it might be out of stock.
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April 28, 2010 11:26:26 PM

Guess we settled the question of +12V amperage.
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April 28, 2010 11:36:37 PM

WR2 said:
Your power supply has 30A of +12V. (360W / 12V = 30A)

What size / resolution of monitor do you use? Or will you be upgrading there as well?
Are you willing to buy from NewEgg.ca or NCIX? You'll have more choices and maybe a lower price. (or maybe you're going to pick it up in person?)

I liked the Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 with DisplayPort but it looks like it might be out of stock.


My monitor's resolution is 1680 x 1050, but I won't be upgrading it.

I am not considering purchasing anything from newegg or NCIX, only the website from which I listed the cards in my original post. Here are all the cards at the website: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/Computers%28ME%29/ComputerComponents%28ME%29/VideoCards%28ME%29/PCI-ExpressVideoCards%28ME%29/Default.aspx
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April 28, 2010 11:51:08 PM

If your budget won't stretch I also like rolli59's Asus 5770 suggestion.
Its a good match for your 1680x1050 resolution.
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April 28, 2010 11:51:39 PM

It's going to work just fine in your system. It's 'backwards' compatible.
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April 28, 2010 11:56:00 PM

Does the Asus 5770 require just one 6 pin connector?
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April 28, 2010 11:58:34 PM

precursoris said:
Does the Asus 5770 require just one 6 pin connector?

Yes
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April 29, 2010 12:00:44 AM

Is it a lot larger than the GT 220? This is the current card I have, and I don't have that much space to spare.
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