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December 7, 2010 4:37:48 AM

Hey guys, I was looking for a new graphics card and CPU. My current computer which is a year old, is a Acer Aspire X1800 w/ a C2D E5400 and a Radeon 4550, it's also a SFF PC. I wanted to upgrade my current system to an E7500, and a low profile 5670 or a GT 430, but my PSU has 220W and it's manufactured by Delta Electronics Inc. I'm wondering if I do upgrade that my PSU will be able to support these components. I'm currently using a 1440 x 900 VGA Monitor.

I was thinking either a GIGABYTE GeForce GT 430 or a MSI Radeon HD 5670 or a MSI GeForce GT 430

Thanks!
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December 7, 2010 4:58:57 AM

You should go with the 5670...i read some benchmark reviews and in every game the 5670 outperformed the gt430 at about 20+ FPS.I would get a 300-350watt just to be safe.
What types of games are you playing or trying to play?
How much ram do you have?
What is your Budget?
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December 7, 2010 8:31:01 AM

The 5670 will play TF2,CSS,Wow with no problem on max settings...What is GW2?(gears of war?)
You can find a 5670 for around $80.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for your PSU,i'm not sure about this, but i do think it is a quality one i think with all of it together it is near the max your PSU can handle.You should get some other opinions about your PSU it might work/it might not.
If you wanted to buy a new one i would suggest this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 7, 2010 2:29:53 PM

Without replacing your PSU you can go with a Radeon 5570. As for the PSU it looks like you have a TFX which would limit you to these PSUs

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...

Of those I would say the FSP is the best option

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

The last one on the list, the "Athena Power" is basically a no name brand so that's way overpriced and I wouldn't use it. Anyway, if you want to upgrade your CPU and get a 5670 you will need that 300W PSU but keep in mind you will be stressing it a bit so it won't have a long life. You're better off just saving to build a proper ATX, or at least mATX, gaming PC.
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December 7, 2010 10:10:58 PM

Okay thanks for the replies, I'll probably buy a new PSU for the time being, thanks again guys!
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December 7, 2010 10:11:08 PM

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December 8, 2010 6:29:42 AM

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