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Graphics card upgrade help.

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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  1. 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.
  2. it seems that you're using pentium 4. if you really want to upgrade your GPU to current sub $200 range it is better to get new motherboard and processor first

    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d925xebc2/sb/cs-026943.htm
  3. Best answer
    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=N82E16817371034 and then spend another $130 for a HD5750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448 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.
  4. Thank you all for your help.
  5. Best answer selected by kck325.
  6. YW. Glad I could help.
  7. 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*
  8. Quick question.

    Can I use this card with appropriate power supply?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434

    Thank you.
  9. 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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