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Help I'm on a Budget! Which of these cards?

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October 17, 2010 7:09:37 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking at upgrading my graphics card. someone else on the forum said I could run a HD5750 on my crappy 250w PSU. After a search on ebuyer I came up with these.

£73.47
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194744

£83.15
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/231338

£104.78
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/175989

Also will it be safe to run these? I leave my computer unatended a lot and don't want to blow my house up :) 

If there is another graphics card with slightly less proformace but is safer let me know.

This is my current system with an extra 2gb of memory added
http://www.dealtime.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-M-3630-Intel-Core...

Thanks for all your help guys,

Net.

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October 17, 2010 9:43:15 AM

Hello,

Make sure you replace your PSU with a minimum of 450 Watts if your going to buy either one of those videocards. Well if you want to go for better cooling: Go for Sapphire (but it takes 2 slots to place the card!)

My advice is go for the XFX edition. The MSI fan seems to be very loud, XFX fan is pretty loud aswell, but not as disturbing as the MSI version. Bot takes up 1 slot. The only thing i cannot find what your motherboard is. Make sure you that you check if your motherboard has atleast 1x 16 PCI 1.0 slot free. (Pick your manual)

Regards.
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October 17, 2010 9:56:22 AM

Get that XFX HD5570, it only use 45W under full load, so it still safe to run that card with 250W PSU and without overclocking...
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October 17, 2010 10:20:19 AM

The 5750 is an ~80W card if I remember correctly. Toss in another 80-100W for your CPU and you've probably crossed the 12V limit for a 220W PSU. I agree with Wa1, a 5570 or some such card is a better idea.
October 17, 2010 12:41:06 PM

the sapphire is the better performer. larger fan xfx/msi's look pretty buzzy

with such a low wattage power supply

it would be pushing the limits with the sapphire i think.. the 5450/5550/5570's would probably limbo under that wattage limit with no problem. but then your down to 800x600/1024x768 gaming resolutions for solid fps anything over thoes rez in game and your looking at a slide show.
October 17, 2010 1:06:47 PM

wa1 said:
Get that XFX HD5570, it only use 45W under full load, so it still safe to run that card with 250W PSU and without overclocking...


Hello,

I would never advice that without knowing if he's adding other components in the future. Also 250W is not suffience. He got a non-branded PSU.

Regards.
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October 17, 2010 2:14:52 PM

yakmar said:
Hello,

I would never advice that without knowing if he's adding other components in the future. Also 250W is not suffience. He got a non-branded PSU.

Regards.


what exactly do you think he will be adding to a mass produced PC with limited upgrade potential? perhaps you should save your pointless advice for yourself
October 19, 2010 7:29:39 AM

ct1615 said:
what exactly do you think he will be adding to a mass produced PC with limited upgrade potential? perhaps you should save your pointless advice for yourself



Hello,

It's not pointless. You do not know wat he's going to do in a future Maybe adding a new harddisk or a new motherboard. And beside, 250W non branded PSU for a full system load, plus a new videocard who also loads higher then the old one?

He definatly needs to get a new PSU. So go away with your "pointless comment" pointing and think.
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October 19, 2010 7:43:40 AM

Your best bet is the HD 5570.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-h...






The HD 5670 uses about 10w more then the HD 5570 under test conditions. However, without know exactly which brand PSU you have that meager 10w (on average) difference might be a make or break deal.
a c 376 U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 8:25:28 AM

Yes, if you aren't going to replace the power supply an HD5570 is the best card you should consider.
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October 19, 2010 4:34:23 PM

yakmar said:
Hello,

It's not pointless. You do not know wat he's going to do in a future Maybe adding a new harddisk or a new motherboard. And beside, 250W non branded PSU for a full system load, plus a new videocard who also loads higher then the old one?

He definatly needs to get a new PSU. So go away with your "pointless comment" pointing and think.


so adding a new HDD that draws as much power as a fan will put his PSU over the top. You think he will be running two mobos at once?....and you are asking me to think?? noob, the more you speak the dumber you look
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