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HI need help with hp pavilion a6400f upgrade

i currently have a hp pavilion a6400f
with an atx250(250w power supply)
running on 8400gs 512 mb
im looking for an upgrade to a video card that is 240 or better
for under 100$ WITH a decent power supply thanks!


looking for the products that fits my needs
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  1. Best answer
    COOLER MASTER Elite 460 460W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046
    SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871

    $109.98 but you have a $15.00 mail-in rebate.
  2. is there any nvidia brand graphics cards that will fit my budget?
  3. DO NOT GET THE CM ELITE 460W!!!
    along with the extreme series, these are cm's two $h!t series, so get something else.
    heres a good cheap psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034
  4. i need to be able to get both th gpu and the psu
  5. anyone D:?
  6. The CM 460 is FSP inside just like the OCZ StealthXStream PSUs and that's not bad.
    Review:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Elite-Power-460-W-Power-Supply-Review/1005/1
    In the review the author blasts CM for false advertising because the PSU failed to deliver 460W, however if you look at the numbers you see that the PSU actually delivered 354W (30W more than it's written on the label) on the rail that matters (12V) and the wattage missing is on the +5 and +3.3 V - this doesn't matter.

    For $29.99 is a decent PSU. Another option:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339012

    For Nvidia the closest is the GTS 240 GDDR5 version (not GDDR3).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125304&cm_re=gts_240-_-14-125-304-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261060&cm_re=GT_240-_-14-261-060-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134126&cm_re=GT_240-_-14-134-126-_-Product

    but it consumes 10W more and the 5670 is a great card. On the other hand the 240 have a big rebate.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/282222-15-hd5670-gt240-advice

    Added two more cards, the Gigabyte lacks DVI.
  7. i can find the cards with lower prices @ ebay but the time frame is not estimatable
    thanks but 1 last question which is better price wise 79.99$ Radeon HD 5670ddr5 512mb(64.99) with rebate or a 64.99 gt 240 512mb ddr5 roughly the same price
  8. Best answer selected by richieard.
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