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Looking for Graphics card, heres 2

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March 10, 2011 11:34:28 PM

Im looking for a graphics card. I found 2 that im looking right now but am open to opinions for others.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+ATI+Radeon+HD+5570+1G... ATI Radeon HD 5570 1GB



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SPARKLE Calibre Series X450G GeForce GTS 450

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a c 189 U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 12:03:36 AM

Well, why don't you just tell us your specs first? budget?
After that we can make more suggestions for you... :) 
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March 11, 2011 3:08:20 AM

looking for around 100ish, at most 150. I play one game on computer and watch videos. Just looking for a good graphics card. Dosent need to be top top line but id like it to be nice
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 3:25:07 AM

The 450 is definately the better of the 2, but for around that price you can get a 768m version of the GTX 460 which is alot better. What is the rating and brand of your power supply?
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 3:34:52 AM

Also that same 5570 is 80 bucks at newegg. Best Buy is not a good place to shop for components.
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 12:27:12 PM

The 460 is at least 30% faster than the 450, clock speed isn't everything. Most power supplies have a 20+4 pin plug, I would be suprised that your computer even has a PCI-E x16 slot if it only uses a 20 pin power connector. What are the rest of your specs and the wattage ratings on the side of your PSU?
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 12:43:00 PM

^he's right, 460 is much better than 450 and 450 is much better than 5570..
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March 11, 2011 2:51:43 PM

Well the motherboard does have a 24 pin psu, but I was informed that I could still plug the 20 pin and it will work fine.

Without the graphics card, will this be a problem? When I go to buy the graphics card, im planning on getting a new power supply to go along with it. I'm hoping that I can get by on the 20pin for now. If this is a bad idea, can someone say so, or will this be okay for now?

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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 5:21:33 PM

It's 2 in that they separate. The 4 pin clips to the side of the 20 pin to make the 24 pin plug that modern motherboards use. Thats not a very good PSU, although it is cheap. Even though it says 580w only 300 of that is on the 12v rail and usable. Might still be ok for a 460 but not a recommended brand.
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a c 199 U Graphics card
March 11, 2011 5:44:30 PM

That PSU-shaped object is not fit for use in a PC. The longer you use it, the more likely your PC will be damaged or destroyed:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
If you need an inexpensive, reliable choice, get a 380W Antec Earthwatts for $45. Without busting your $150 budget, then get this HD5770 for $100 (but you need to play the rebate game and win): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: EA-380D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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