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Need help compatability check for xmas pressie !!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 18, 2010 2:18:18 PM

Im purchasing the evga 1gb geforce gts 450 gddr5 and so need to know if it would work + is it gud to work with these specs :

MOBO: Packard bell BV Cuba-MS 7301

CPU: Intel Core 2 duo @ 1,86 ghz each

RAM: 1.5 Gb now upgrade to max 2 gb

im also purchasing corsair it thermal cooled 500 watt power supply to power it ?

please need quick feedback as nedd to order in time for xmas !! (ordering from preferably or
a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 2:31:03 PM

It should work.Is the PSU actually from Corsair?
a c 130 U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 2:33:57 PM

For about 10 more £ you can get this, which performs better.

Either card will be fine, however.
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a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 2:34:51 PM

But the GTS 450 is a much better overclocker.
a c 130 U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 2:37:58 PM

Actually they both overclock decently and for two you can't assume everyone is overclocking.
December 18, 2010 2:42:45 PM

sorry it was colours it :p 
December 18, 2010 2:43:53 PM

Plus the most games il be playin would be rts so C&C Company Of Heroes Age Of Empires Etc. so will make a diff?
a c 130 U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 3:19:27 PM

No, both cards will do fine. The one I linked is better but costs a little more. Both will run off of a 500W powersupply, but make sure that it has a 6pin PCI-E connector.
a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2010 10:15:34 AM

I dont know how stable 5770s are when overclocked, but I do know that the GTS 450 overclocks easily and is stable and you can notice the difference after overclocking as well.