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May 10, 2010 2:04:03 PM

Looking for something to replace my less than brilliant 8600GT. If there's a pretty good performance upgrade with a card for this PSU, then I'll probably get it.

I don't know the exact model number etc, but it's an included 360W PSU for a C/M Elite 331

Thanks in advance
a c 376 U Graphics card
May 10, 2010 2:44:53 PM

An HD5670 would be a good choice. It's at least twice as powerful as your current card.
Your psu may be able to handle a more powerful cards like the HD4770 or HD5750 but I wouldn't be confident about saying so without more information about the power supply.
What is your monitor's native resolution?
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a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2010 7:29:20 PM

Card's selection depends on your budget dude...

And What's your monitor's native resolution?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
May 11, 2010 3:25:26 AM

What is your current monitor?
PSU? brand? model?

You can get HD5670, it's a very efficient card, your PSU will be more than enough...
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May 11, 2010 8:44:06 AM

Monitor's a Viewsonic VX2235 22", native res is 1680x1050

The current graphics is Asus 512 MB 8600 GT (Magic)

Like I said before, ths PSU was included with the Cooler Master Elite 331 case. The PSU is from Cooler Master (they sell PSU+case packages at some price points) and it is 360W.

If you need the other system specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 6750
Asus P5KR
Kingston 2GB DDR2 667
Western Digital 500GB
Asus Optical
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a c 189 U Graphics card
May 11, 2010 8:53:02 AM

If you don't want to change PSU, grab HD5670 then...
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 11, 2010 9:10:29 AM

The HD5670 will work with your PSU but it is a bit weak for your resolution(though still worlds better than your current card.)
Ideally you'll want to replace the PSU and get an HD5770 but together that will run you $200 or so.
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May 11, 2010 9:18:18 AM

Based on price (small as it is) I'll go with the 5670. Pretty much just doing a last upgrade before a new system (hopefully relatively soon)
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 11, 2010 10:47:53 AM

Well, if you are going to build a new system in the not too distant future then I would even more so recommend buying a quality PSU and an HD5770. Both can be transferred into the new computer. Get a motherboard that can crossfire for the new computer and you are set for a good long while.
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May 11, 2010 12:02:52 PM

hmm.. probly should've thought of that.
now if only I can convince my brother to pitch in for the parts..

thanks :D 
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May 15, 2010 1:24:06 PM

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