hey guys, i had been asking about upgrading my comp in a few posts before, I already decided to upgrade my CPU to AMD Phenom II X4 955 on my GA-M56S-S3 mobo, now i got questions about my graphics card.
AC INPUT l 15/230V~10/6A 60/50HZ
DC OUTPUT l +3.3V l +5V l +12V1 l +12V2 l -12V l +5VSB
l 22A l 25A l 18A l 18A l 0.5A l 2.5A
MAX POWER l 165W l 312W l 6W l 12.5W
and these are the list of the graphics card that i want to get, the list are from MSY (Australian store), of course if you can find those cards with cheaper price, feel free to post the link (must sydney based or free delivery etc. as i live in Australia)
my PSU is only 460watts, with the CPU i wanted to purchase being AMD Phenom II X4 955 95W, i have question about which are the cards that i can handle without a PSU upgrade??? also where can i find the minimum power requirement, i have looked around for a bit and all i can find is power consumption of the card which is different.
so, which gfx card do u guys reckon i should get, i use my comp for intense gaming mainly so which card is gonna benefit me the most coupled with my new CPU, i would like to get a really good card which is gonna last me a long time so i don't have to upgrade again in 5-6 years.
please also take the PSU cost into account as to which is the best in terms of price/performance. also my motherboard only support 1 GPU and i DON'T plan to overclock either my CPU and graphics card. so which one is most suitable for me???
please leave advice and suggestions below, thx!!!!
5-6 years? That's much more than you can expect any video card to last. For example 5-6 years ago you probably would have bought something like the 6800GT and if you had it should have been retired long ago.
Your power supply has 312w on the +12v rail and can probably handle an HD6850 which would be a good choice for the money.