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May 23, 2010 9:50:31 AM

Hello,

I was thinking of purchasing this card:
HTTP://WwW.Compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-de...

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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a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2010 10:59:14 AM

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.
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May 23, 2010 4:10:36 PM

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?
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May 24, 2010 12:31:45 AM

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I need help guys!
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May 24, 2010 12:31:49 AM

Just get a new power supply. Antec Earthwatts 550w or 650w is a great choice.
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May 24, 2010 12:55:33 AM

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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a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2010 1:21:38 AM


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=N82E168...

Look at the graph above.
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May 24, 2010 1:31:12 AM

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a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2010 2:40:57 AM

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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