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July 8, 2010 2:15:53 AM

Hey Guys,

My nVidia Geforce 8800 GT 512MB recently died on me, so I went to best buy to pick up a replacement. I first bought a radeon HD 5750 as it got great reviews here, however after getting home I realized my PSU is only 375W so I returned it. I have a Dell XPS 420 which has a PSU rated for 375W but from what I have heard that is the average it can supply and can peak much higher so people recommended getting the 9800GT, which I did. After I got home I realized they had given me the crappier Energy Efficient version and not the full fledged one. So I guess I will be returning it as well since the 9800gtEE from PNY is worse than my 8800 GT was.

Any recommendations on what I should do PSU and Graphics card wise?

Thanks ahead of time for any information and tips.

Sky

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a c 1363 U Graphics card
July 8, 2010 2:21:03 AM

Your Dell 375watt will run HD5750 or GTS250.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
July 8, 2010 2:22:48 AM

if you can power the 8800GT, you can power the ATI 5750. it uses less watts.

http://www.techspot.com/review/209-ati-radeon-hd-5770/p...

P.S. newegg, tigerdirect, and amazon are all cheaper then best buy

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July 8, 2010 2:54:00 AM

according to this
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/system-w...

a high end computer with Core i7 920 + Nvidia Geforce GTX 260

has a maximum load of 371W under stress test(Furmark+ PRIME 95)

a quality 500w PSU will do for you
i suggest you get this psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

received a very good review 9.7/10

also this GFX is very attractive for the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



edit:
according to this test
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2162&p...

seasonic s12ii 500w is the most efficient psu on its price range :) 
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a c 235 U Graphics card
July 8, 2010 3:58:11 AM

nice links raclimja....but what do they have to do with the ATI 5750? The Nvidia GTX260 uses almost twice as much power as the 5750.
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July 8, 2010 4:02:09 AM

as long as your 5750 works

you don't need to worry

im 100% sure your computer wont even reach 200w(considering your not overclocking) under load

your good to go :) 
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July 8, 2010 4:10:19 AM

AWESOME! I was worried about using that card because it needed 75 more Watts then my PSU had listed but you have put my fears at ease! I will grab a 5750 off one of the above linked sites and return this crappy energy efficient card.

Thanks again for all the help!
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July 8, 2010 8:55:43 PM

Best answer selected by SkyBlader.
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July 8, 2010 9:11:24 PM

I actually have one more question when I search for an HD5750 online there is tons of different brands that all seem to have different specs. I was looking at the first card here http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias... the XFX one. Can someone comment on if thats a good 5750 to get or if there is a better one? Really just looking for the best 5750 on the market.
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
July 8, 2010 10:16:49 PM

XFX has the best warranty on the North American market and that is good enough reason to buy their card. You just have to register within 30 days.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
July 8, 2010 11:18:04 PM

xfx is a fine brand, get the 2.0 version of the card though.
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