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HI need help with hp pavilion a6400f upgrade

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December 24, 2010 3:15:12 AM

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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a b ) Power supply
December 24, 2010 4:19:58 AM
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COOLER MASTER Elite 460 460W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$109.98 but you have a $15.00 mail-in rebate.
December 24, 2010 2:49:25 PM

is there any nvidia brand graphics cards that will fit my budget?
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December 24, 2010 9:20:45 PM

i need to be able to get both th gpu and the psu
December 24, 2010 10:01:57 PM

anyone D:?
a b ) Power supply
December 24, 2010 10:24:10 PM

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-El...
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=N82E168...

For Nvidia the closest is the GTS 240 GDDR5 version (not GDDR3).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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-gt...

Added two more cards, the Gigabyte lacks DVI.

December 24, 2010 10:42:53 PM

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
January 1, 2011 1:50:16 AM

Best answer selected by richieard.
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