Looking for dependable online store to buy graphics card

I am sort of new to doing business online. I am looking for a ATI Radeon 5570 video card for a PCI-e x16 slot. Best buy wants $120 for this card. I want to believe that there is a much lower price out there. Would you guys suggest a dependable online dealer for this purchase please?

Thanks spidermite.
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  1. newegg and tigerdirect most relyable
  2. newegg.com tigerdirect.com or microcenter.com

    lawl beat by 21 seonds newegg is usually the best imo
  3. Thanks for the link. I was told that I have a PCI-e x16 slot. The link goes to a card with PCI Express 2.1 x16 Will that work in my machine? Is there a difference between PCI Express X16 and PCI Express 2.1 X16? I have a old IBM ThinkCenter M51 type 8141 running a P4 at 3gig with 300 watt power supply.
  4. 2.1 cards work in 2.0 dont worrie
  5. that cards reccomend is minium of a 400 watt power supply.
  6. ^ he linked a good card and yes pci-e x16 are all backwrds compatable, you could run a 2.1 in a 1.0 if you wanted , this is why standardisation is awsome :D
  7. Here is a link to where the ATI Radeon 5570 video card was recommended http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307942-33-what-graphics-card-computer
    What do you think about it and if not the 5570 with a 300 watt ps, what card would you suggest?

  8. P.S.
    All I want to do is watch videos on my Flat screen TV with it. TV has hdmi svideo and VGA(d-sub) inputs.
  9. cia24 said:
    that cards reccomend is minium of a 400 watt power supply.

    I recommend you upgrade the PSU to 400W.
    Either of the 5570's would work well.
  10. "Your power supply in the M51 is not a standard ATX power supply, so upgrading it past 300w might be a problem. Your power supply has standard ATX connections, but it's not the standard size, and doesn't have standard screw hole locations."

    Upgrading the PS would be nice but hard to do.
    I got suspicious about the power consumption when I saw the cooling fan on the 5570.
    What about a Radeon HD 5450
    Remember, all I want to do is watch movies and keep my 300 watt ps.
  11. This is getting overwhelming. I found this review at tomshardware.com
    sounds like the first card in the review, the Radeon HD 4350, is what I want. When I do a search for this card I get hundreds of variations by different manufacturers. Some with fans some not. How do I find the one that Tomshardware is talking about?

    Help me please. I am drowning in choices!!!

  12. NewEgg.com or Tigerdirect.com if you're in the USA.

    NewEgg.ca if you're in Canada :)

    Microcenter is great if you actually have one in town. Which many people don't.
  13. Are all of the Radeon HD 4350's at Newegg.com basically the same? They look so different, some have fans, some have big heat sinks. If they all could get by with just heat sinks why would they bother putting fans on? Is that all marketing/packaging? Are they all really the same under that stuff? Or do the ones with fans suck down more power?
  14. You can also beat on that horse that is Amazon, they sometimes do have good deals.
    Newegg is a sure thing and Never buy from bestbuy (more like Bestripoff) and for the same junk that bestbuy sells you can get on newegg for a lot less.
  15. I have a cheapo Sapphire fanless 4550 which doesn't require extra power and is fine with a 300w psu.
    It's also low profile.
    Been using it for over a year.
    I have no complaints concerning it at all.
    Or a 5450 would also work and uses less power.
    If you're a casual gamer the 4550 has better performance though.
  16. Thanks for all the input guys. I finally ordered a card from NewEgg. I ordered the SAPPHIRE 100274HDMI Radeon HD 4350. The computer that it is going in will never be used for gaming, it is dedicated to the boob tube, movies and such. The specs for it said 300 watt power supply so that fits the bill.

    Thanks again for your patience with this novice.
  17. My mobo has an integrated HD4290 on it, which performs surprisingly well. Good budget choice for your system.
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