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Will this card fit & run in my comp?

Hello,

I was thinking of purchasing this card:
HTTP://WwW.Compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4683600&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=10&body=REVIEWS#tabs

My computer runs currently: AMD PHENOM X4 II 920 2.8 GHz, nVidia 9600 GS, and for a mobo I got: MSI MS-7548HP (PCI EXPRESS 2.0( One PCI Express x16 slot, three PCI Express x1 slot)). I have a 350 watt power supply

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  1. You'd need to upgrade your power supply to run a GTX 260. It will work in your motherboard, but you will need a bigger PSU.
  2. I don't think I'd use the 5770 because I heard it doesn't provide stable fps when playing on resolutions like 1920 x 1080 (my native). I don't think I mind purchasing a new power supply if the 260 is my only option when it comes to getting +60 fps at 1920 x 1080.


    EDIT: I heard ATI drivers were incredibly buggy as opposed to nVidia's. Also, can I run a 450w card with my 350w PSU?
  3. -Bump-

    I need help guys!
  4. Just get a new power supply. Antec Earthwatts 550w or 650w is a great choice.
  5. cowgod2007 said:
    Just get a new power supply. Antec Earthwatts 550w or 650w is a great choice.



    What do you mean ' just get a new power supply'? In case I go with the 260?

    To be honest, I'd rather get a card that'll work with my current PSU as I don't want to go through the troubles of emptying my wallet and wasting my time to replace it.
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    voltaic1008 said:
    I don't think I'd use the 5770 because I heard it doesn't provide stable fps when playing on resolutions like 1920 x 1080 (my native). I don't think I mind purchasing a new power supply if the 260 is my only option when it comes to getting +60 fps at 1920 x 1080.




    The GTX 260 is less than 10% faster and the 5770 overclocks a lot better so it will end up faster anyway if you overclock.

    voltaic1008 said:

    EDIT: I heard ATI drivers were incredibly buggy as opposed to nVidia's. Also, can I run a 450w card with my 350w PSU?


    They lied, the drivers are the same.

    voltaic1008 said:
    What do you mean ' just get a new power supply'? In case I go with the 260?

    To be honest, I'd rather get a card that'll work with my current PSU as I don't want to go through the troubles of emptying my wallet and wasting my time to replace it.


    No, but you can power this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150485&cm_re=5570-_-14-150-485-_-Product

    Look at the graph above.
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  8. AMW1011 said:
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_5570/images/perfrel.gif

    The GTX 260 is less than 10% faster and the 5770 overclocks a lot better so it will end up faster anyway if you overclock.


    They lied, the drivers are the same.


    No, but you can power this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150485&cm_re=5570-_-14-150-485-_-Product

    Look at the graph above.



    Your link provided me with a 5570, I hope that was a mistake :(
  9. voltaic1008 said:
    Your link provided me with a 5570, I hope that was a mistake :(


    No, it uses so little power that it should be fine with your PSU. That said a 5770 will use about the same amount of power as a 9600 GS, possibly a bit more, but your power supply cannot safely power that for long. Here is why:

    http://www.corsair.com/cinema/movie.aspx?id=622747

    That is why you need a good power supply, you don't have that.
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