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May 21, 2010 5:53:00 PM

Hello All,

I am planning to upgrade my graphics card.

My Comp Specs:
Mother board : Intel Desktop Board d925xebc2
Power Supply : 400 watt

It has pci e 2.0 support with x16 slot length.
My budget is 200$, can somebody recommend good graphics card.

Regards.

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May 21, 2010 6:02:49 PM

You'll need a bigger power supply to run a $200 Video Card. I'd say get at least a 650 Watt PSU and an ATI 5770 for about $140 at newegg.com.
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May 21, 2010 6:36:10 PM

What graphics card do you have now? A 400W PSU, even if fairly weak (i.e. really a 300W PSU with a liar-label) should have no trouble with a HD5670, which needs no auxiliary power.
That's not a really great bang/buck card though, even if it is a big improvement over what you have.
Knowing your budget, and guessing your monitor resolution is 1680x1050 or lower, in your place I would spend $50 on a 430W Antec Earthwatts PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and then spend another $130 for a HD5750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for a substantial performance improvement, and two parts you could carry over to your next build.

Edit: The 430W Antec Earthwatts would have no trouble with a HD5770. You do not need a 650W PSU for that card. You could actually run a HD5850 on it, although not comfortably. If you want to get something like a HD5850, stretch your budget enough to fit the 500W version of the Antec Earthwatts.
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May 21, 2010 8:50:57 PM

Thank you all for your help.
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May 21, 2010 8:51:07 PM

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May 21, 2010 10:22:55 PM

YW. Glad I could help.
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May 22, 2010 5:28:28 AM

multiscreenz said:
You'll need a bigger power supply to run a $200 Video Card. I'd say get at least a 650 Watt PSU and an ATI 5770 for about $140 at newegg.com.


glad this guy got ignored. most stupid post ive seen today.

you could run two 5770's on a 650w psu with room to spare. *sigh*
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May 23, 2010 6:03:25 AM

yes, but it would not be the best choice. its old tech, and over priced for the performance it can deliver. it does not support Dx11 at all.

a 5770 would most likely suit you better.
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