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July 28, 2010 12:01:41 AM

how good is a logisys 575 watt power supply and if i get around a 500+ compatible power supply for this system (cpu: core 2 duo 2.93 ghz w/ 4gb ram) what is the best graphics card (1gb) that this system can handle (fairly well) thanx

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July 28, 2010 12:05:05 AM

Which core 2 duo is that? Like model?

And no I would never recommend logisys.

Recommended power supplies are...

Antec, PC Power and Cool, Seasonic, Corsair, Ocz Stealth
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July 28, 2010 12:16:01 AM

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name KYLE-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Vostro 220 Series
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2928 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.2.2, 9/7/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name Kyle-PC\Kyle
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.73 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.55 GB
Page File Space 3.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Here's some info i think i've heard the best about corsair can i get one for $50 or so
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July 28, 2010 12:18:21 AM

Ok the E7500 is still pretty good.

You can only get the 400W version for about 50 dollars.

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July 28, 2010 12:28:39 AM

i'd spend the extra dough if it means i can get a good graphics card (between $100-150) where can i get the best deal on a good 1gb w/ gddr3,4,or 5 and (256-bit would be nice but if i can't that's ok i guess thanx also would a 400W corsair be good enough for this
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July 28, 2010 12:30:50 AM

with the corsair 400w (or antec, seasonic) you can run the ATI 5770 1GB card as long as you have two open slots in the rear panel.

256 bit bus does not mean much in the graphic card world. the 8800GTS 640mb has a 320 bit bus, the 8800GTS 512mb 256bit, the ATI 5770 1GB 128bit and GTX 460 758mb 192bit. yet the 8800GTS 640mb is the slowest card out of the four, the GTX 460 the fastest followed by the ATI 5770.
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July 28, 2010 12:49:34 AM

thanx can i get any graphics card just about as good or better than a radeon hd 5830 for 150 or a little more and can i use a 400W Power Supply with it or should i figure on a 500W Also will these be compatible w/ my system (see specs in earlier post) in short, what would you do w/ $200 or so with this configuration Cheers on the fast answers guys! The other place i posted is still getting out of bed. ;) >
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July 28, 2010 1:01:30 AM

With 200 dollars, don't you have a 300W PSU?

You could forget about upgrading your PSU and get a 5670... its about ninety dollars and will run on that PSU.

Either that or you could get a GT 240, its cheaper yet, only a little bit worse, and uses even less power.
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July 28, 2010 1:06:41 AM

k2kropf said:
thanx can i get any graphics card just about as good or better than a radeon hd 5830 for 150 or a little more and can i use a 400W Power Supply with it or should i figure on a 500W Also will these be compatible w/ my system (see specs in earlier post) in short, what would you do w/ $200 or so with this configuration Cheers on the fast answers guys! The other place i posted is still getting out of bed. ;) >


for $200 the GTX 460 is better then the ATI 5830 but you would be pushing the corsair 400w. the 5770 is not a big step down from the ATI 5830. its an excellent card for 1600x900 gaming.
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July 28, 2010 1:07:10 AM

ct1615 said:
for $200 the GTX 460 is better then the ATI 5830 but you would be pushing the corsair 400w. the 5770 is not a big step down from the ATI 5830. its an excellent card for 1600x900 gaming.


He is talking about 200 dollars with a PSU and GPU combo, I think.....
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July 28, 2010 1:24:50 AM

i believe i have a 300W power supply but it's from Dell I figured that if i'm trying a new video card the 400W Corsair at least is probably going to give less trouble what is the best video card for (1) high quality graphics (2) performance (3) price {in that order} i would pay about $150 or so i guess but i'll pay less if there's a good one (i think the radeon hd 5830 is supposed to be good) Thanx for getting back to me
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July 28, 2010 1:29:32 AM

For $150 I gave you two good options that would work on the PSU you have now (yes even the Dell). You would be fine with the 5670 for 80 dollars.

If you upgrade your PSU that gives you less money to upgrade the GPU. Unless I'm entirely confused on your exact budget.

I mean the 5830 and GTX 460 are 200 dollar each at their cheapest, the GTX 460 being much much better anyway. The PSU you want is going to cost roughly 60 dollars. So your in 260 dollars at that point.
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July 28, 2010 1:30:49 AM

the DELL 300w PSU is fine for the ATI 5670.

for $100-110 you can get the Nvidia GTS250 or ATI4850 but you need a PSU upgrade.

for $160 you can get the ATI 5770, once again PSU upgrade.

there really is nothing between those cards other then the ATI 5750 ($125) which offers GTS250/ATI 4850 performance but supports DX11.

the ATI 5830 is not a good card. it runs hot, needs too much power, its built on a very long board, and gets beat by the Nvidia GTX 460 768mb for the same price.
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July 28, 2010 1:33:54 AM

I think maybe ct1615 did mean $200 for the gtx 460 itself (not a bad price) but if you see a good combo deal (reliable power supply that's compatible with this card and my system) for $200 or a little (less than $50) more please let me know I'd probably go with it
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July 28, 2010 1:36:12 AM

thanx for the info what would you recommend as the best way to get a good deal with the gtx 460 (sounds like it's a good card) combo or not
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July 28, 2010 1:42:28 AM

Well if you want the 460 I'd say get a 460 and a Corsair 550W PSU (you can get by with the 450W PSU, but I like headroom). This will cost you roughly 290 dollars. With the 450W your looking at 270 dollars.
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July 28, 2010 1:45:24 AM

the gtx 460 are selling like hot cakes. the cards on newegg are out stock one day, in stock the next, out of the stock the next. currently they are offering the game Just cause 2 free.

expect to pay $270 for a GTX470 768mb and a good PSU, $300 for the GTX 460 1GB mode and PSUl. Only you can justify money spent on your PC. I can only recommend options at certain budget price ranges.


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July 28, 2010 2:03:48 AM

going off of circuit city and tigerdirect I can get a Corsair 550W PSU for about $70 and a galaxy video card w/ gtx 460 for $190 Both are after rebates. Total is about $260 . It sounds really good but should i pay that extra $10 or so on the graphics card to get the best one (which is?) i really appreciate this guys
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July 28, 2010 2:07:32 AM

I personally would get the GTX 460 1GB version.
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July 28, 2010 2:12:41 AM

so would you say i might as well go for the $300 deal with a 1gb gtx 460 card-what's the best one for around $230-and a 550W power supply? it's seems to me the extra $30 will easily pay for itself thanx
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July 28, 2010 2:20:05 AM

is galaxy an OK brand or what would you guys recommend as the best for this price range?
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July 28, 2010 2:21:17 AM

According to Newegg the cheapest 1GB version is the EVGA ($229) and EVGA is just about the best brand you can get.

If you can get the Galaxy for much cheaper it would be worth it, they aren't bad.
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July 28, 2010 2:23:17 AM

galaxy is a fine brand (there are better and there are worse), the GTX 460 runs cool so a stock cooler is fine.
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July 28, 2010 2:31:39 AM

thanx helltech currently my highest resolution is 1680 x 1050 and i'd like to do the "worst case scenario" thing for this resolution it may be that i could get by with a different graphics card what is the very best reasonably priced card high quality and performance would be 2 very big things for me
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July 28, 2010 2:33:58 AM

k2kropf said:
thanx helltech currently my highest resolution is 1680 x 1050 and i'd like to do the "worst case scenario" thing for this resolution it may be that i could get by with a different graphics card what is the very best reasonably priced card high quality and performance would be 2 very big things for me


If you want high quality then go with what I said earlier...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...
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July 28, 2010 2:35:03 AM

should i go ahead and upgrade to 64 bit Windows 7 as well (I know it's a different subject) or is there not enough improvement to go to the bother
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July 28, 2010 2:37:01 AM

k2kropf said:
should i go ahead and upgrade to 64 bit Windows 7 as well (I know it's a different subject) or is there not enough improvement to go to the bother


Stick with 32 Bit.
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July 28, 2010 2:47:29 AM

so for a total of about $300 after rebates i should be able to get a 550W Corsair PSU and an EVGA 1gb 256-bit graphics card. these should work well together? i might go ahead with it. Is there a better time to buy this (should I sit tight for a little?), or is this about as good as it gets and I should just quick grab it? (I can wait a little if it means saving $50 or so)
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July 28, 2010 2:51:23 AM

PSU tend not to drop in price. the GTX460 just launched a few days ago and they are selling fast, prices wont be dropping for a while. I actually have a similar set up. a corsair 600w with a MSI GTX460 and 1680x1050 monitor.
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July 28, 2010 2:56:55 AM

evidently i can get the 650W Corsair PSU for the same price as the 550W one off of newegg.com (after rebate) maybe that's a better deal
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July 28, 2010 3:04:26 AM

i can state from experience the MSI* has an excellent cooler that runs cools and silent. the GTX 460 in general run cool and most of the coolers are low on the noise level. you can't go wrong with either the MSI or EVGA.


*I have the MSI with the cyclone cooler, not the stock cooler.
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July 28, 2010 3:08:01 AM

Yeah both are great companies. I just have a preference for EVGA, also RIGHT NOW they are cheapest of the 460 1GB version, but both are great.

Where are you getting this deal for the 650W, and if its going to be the same price (Newegg also has a rebate), then you might as well go with it.

It seems like you are not buying parts off Newegg, and if not EVGA, MSI, ASUS, Palit are the top companies to look out for.
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July 28, 2010 3:16:39 AM

I guess I need to turn in soon. Thanx for the help. I'll probably be back on tomorrow night and if you see something that you think I should jump for or want to give some advice feel free to post in the meantime. Thanx guys! See you round.
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July 28, 2010 3:24:49 AM

i think you're right helltech. might as well go with the 650W if it's such a good price I will probably pair both of them (this PSU and the 1gb evga card) together as long as my system's okay with it (should be, right?). I could have looked over the whole internet and not found this much info in several weeks! Dig this Place! thanks
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July 28, 2010 3:30:32 AM

thanks guys g'night for now
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July 28, 2010 3:31:16 AM

yeah your system will be fine.
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July 28, 2010 11:48:51 PM

hey i'm back again Did someone just konk me out or did that evga 1gb 256-bit gtx 460 just go way up in price overnight on newegg.com regardless i see that at some other places it's still in the $200 range Is newegg still the best option? Thanx
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July 29, 2010 12:02:47 AM

umm.... Looks like they're out of stock anyway. Is there any other good place I should check out for this card? (see my last post) Thanx
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July 29, 2010 1:35:50 AM

someone else is trying to tell me that the gigabyte ati radeon 5830 is cheaper and faster than the evga gtx 460 but i'm not sure if he's taking everything into consideration the fact that the evga is sold out (not just one type either) on newegg seems to point to it being a good card and extremely popular
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July 29, 2010 1:38:55 AM

the 5830 is slower then the GTX 460 768mb or 1GB. it also uses more power, runs hotter and is a longer card.
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July 29, 2010 1:46:49 AM

Does ati or nvidia make a better chipset? Thanks I thought I heard that ATI used to be the way to go but that by now nvidia is just as good or even better. What do you think?
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July 29, 2010 1:50:18 AM

Thanx ct1615 As newegg is currently sold out, where should I find the 1 gb gtx 460 for the best price? Is Evga the best brand out there? Also, would an overclocked version of this card work OK in my system if I go with the Corsair 650W PSU? Thanx.
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July 29, 2010 2:04:34 AM

all i'm seeing for sale that's easy to come by is the gtx 465 it seems that some people are advising against it With things the way they are, should I quick grab any good card I can find, or should I hang on a little and see if some more cards come back into stock? I appreciate the help; wish I would have bought last night but I had no idea this card could disappear so quickly overnight (still seems like I must be dreaming) Is there any other card just as good or better that I should go for since many of these cards are out of stock? Thanx I don't feel like I know enough on my own to go out and try a different card w/out some advice.
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July 29, 2010 2:15:53 AM

My budget now is looking close to $300 or so. Is this still the best for the money? : 650W Corsair PSU paired with either a standard or overclocked Evga 1gb 256-bit gtx 460
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July 29, 2010 2:17:07 AM

k2kropf said:
all i'm seeing for sale that's easy to come by is the gtx 465 it seems that some people are advising against it With things the way they are, should I quick grab any good card I can find, or should I hang on a little and see if some more cards come back into stock? I appreciate the help; wish I would have bought last night but I had no idea this card could disappear so quickly overnight (still seems like I must be dreaming) Is there any other card just as good or better that I should go for since many of these cards are out of stock? Thanx I don't feel like I know enough on my own to go out and try a different card w/out some advice.


i answered all these questions above other then the GTX465. The GTX460 sells fast, im not surprised the evga is currently sold out after yesterday. i stated the GTX 460 goes in and out of inventory availability.

the GTX 465 is not a good card compared to the GTX460.
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July 29, 2010 2:19:01 AM

the MSI cyclone is currently in stock. its factory OC, it has a better cooler then the EVGA model. any of the above PSU will run it just fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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