Best graphics card for my PSU

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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  1. 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
  2. You have a good quality unit there it has 30amps total for the +12volt rail's.
    HD5770 is going to run fine on that here is another link(trusted vendor) to give you some price comparison http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106793261%201067950041&name=Radeon%20HD%205770
  3. Your PSU is nice
    Get the 5770 with 1 Gb of ram.
  4. 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)
  5. 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.
  6. Guess we settled the question of +12V amperage.
  7. 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
  8. precursoris said:
    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



    Go with this one then.
  9. The cheaper of the two HD5770 http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX26892%28ME%29.aspx will work great at your resolution.
  10. WR2 said:


    That's a bit out of my budget. Anything cheaper(150-200 range)

    Also, would the GTS 250 be as good as the 5770?
  11. If you are into overclocking I have seen people recommending this card http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27518%28ME%29.aspx
  12. rolli59 said:
    If you are into overclocking I have seen people recommending this card http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27518%28ME%29.aspx


    This requires PCI Express 2.1 x16. I think I only have PCI Express 2.0 x16
  13. If your budget won't stretch I also like rolli59's Asus 5770 suggestion.
    Its a good match for your 1680x1050 resolution.
  14. It's going to work just fine in your system. It's 'backwards' compatible.
  15. Does the Asus 5770 require just one 6 pin connector?
  16. precursoris said:
    Does the Asus 5770 require just one 6 pin connector?

    Yes
  17. 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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