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Please rate my Pc out of 10 wid a reason plz..thank you?

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March 26, 2011 9:33:37 AM

my PC Build:
AMD Phenom ii X4 965BE 3.4GHZ
ASUS M4A78LT-M LE it has integrated ATI radeon HD3000 GPU
1TB sata hard disk..
LG super multi DVD writer..
PSU:p ower focus ATX-550W(cheap brand)..
19"viewsonic Va1931wma-LED..
logitech K200 mouse & keyboard..
I-Ball 8M webcam..
please rate my pc with a reason..
and if i would like to upgrade my PC with a graphic card in near future plz suggest a medium budget card and a decent power supply needed for it(my choice for graphic card ATI HD5770 or HD6850)
Thank you very much

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a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2011 1:10:15 PM

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I'd definitely stay away from that Power supply. There are plenty of units from Corsair and Antec for $50 in the 500W range.

There's not much reason to get the X4 965 over the 955. You can overclock the 955 to about the same and there's no reason to spend the money on a black edition if you don't intend to overclock..

If not overclocking, then just get the X4 925.
a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2011 2:19:46 PM

What's your native resolution

Was gonna ask that myself but the OP states he has a 19inch. :) 
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March 26, 2011 3:53:24 PM

well m gonna overclock its nd will buy a new PSU+ATI Radeon HD 6850....
please can u suggest me how many watts would be better with HD6850 runing on it....
resolution of my monitor is 1366x768
a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2011 4:26:02 PM

Minimum power requirement would be 500W:

According to bit-tech, you could expect the card fully loaded to pull 230W:

But that wouldn't be just any unit, as it is just as important to know how many amps are available on the 12V rail. This can be an indication of quality of the unit.

While I don't specifically know the amps required, I should think at least 20 amps on the 12V. Here's a nice unit from antec:

It has two 12V rails rated at 22amps each. 12V X 22A= 264 Watts.

Just looking at a power supply's wattage rating is really not giving you much information. Many units are overrated, esp the cheaper brands. And you will want a quality unit to stand up to overclocking.

The HD 6850 is overkill for your current monitor, but I suspect you will want to upgrade that soon too.

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a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2011 6:06:26 PM

dreamwalker987 said:
i really dont have any knowledge about power is my PSU spec.
i don't wanna upgrade my monitor...
so i buy new one?? and one more thing i need to be on safer future if i want to crossfire wht would be the power requirement??

For an HD 6850 I wouldn't trust that cheapo model. Looks like 16 amps on the 12V rail...Yes, you should buy a new one for a graphics card like the 6850.

For future crossfire I suggest a 650W PSU, again from a reputable supplier like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic. There are some decent models from Coolermaster in that range, but expect to pay about $100 US for a decent 650W PSU. If you prefer something that can handle even more power hungry cards, a 750W will run you about $130-$150. I think you'd be fine with the 650 though.

If you don't want to upgrade your monitor then there is absolutely no need to crossfire. The 6850 can handle anything you throw at it at that resolution. Your needs are simple, with no plans to get a bigger monitor you can easily play anything with one card and a 500W supply.
March 26, 2011 6:27:15 PM

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a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2011 6:54:18 PM

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March 26, 2011 10:07:10 PM

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