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June 8, 2011 12:34:31 AM

Im planning to upgrate my old 8400 GS ( not gaming card at all >_> )
Keep in mind guys that my PSU is 400Watt
some pll say get the HD4890 , GTX 460 , HD 5770 ....
Help :ouch:  !

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June 8, 2011 12:37:57 AM

I have 200$ so if the card will cost more than 150$ a bit its ok ..
Monitor res: 1440x900
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a b 4 Gaming
June 8, 2011 1:40:55 AM

You can't get any of those cards if you have a junk 400W. (most good PSUs would be 380 or 450W.) Get the cheaper of the GTX460 or 6850. Spend all your other money on a new PSU. Should be able to get a good Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic for $50ish.
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June 8, 2011 1:47:07 AM

what PSU i need for the GTX 460 ?
June 8, 2011 2:48:02 AM

well the GTX 460 draws a max of 160W as compared to a new 560 draws 150 watts maximum and that requires a 450 watt power supply. actually i just checked and they both need a minimum 450 watt power supply which aren't expensive at all. you can get an Ultra 550 watt at tigerdirect for $50 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...) with a lifetime warranty. i run one of their 600 watts and i've had 4890s and 9800 gts in my case, as well as multiple hard drives eight gigs of ram, two nics and a phenom x3 processor in an Antec 900 case with three 120 mm fans and a 200mm and it never crashed or showed any signs of overloading. Considering that you can get a GTX 460 for +- $135 and the psu for 50 for under 200 you can get a great psu and a great card. At TigerDirect both come out to $223.xx with econoship which is only 7 dollars, and theres a $30 mail in rebate for the 460 so you walk away in the end with both for just over $190, under your max price cap of $200. Good luck!
June 8, 2011 3:34:23 AM

I like the ATI card better than any NVidia card but i think that's over his price cap of $150-200 but i may consider those when they drop in price 6 months from now.
June 8, 2011 3:51:01 AM

thx for help ; me 2 i like ATI cards more than Nvidia :p 
I'll just wait for price drop if not i think i'll go for the HD 5770 seem to work fine with my PSU and monitor res , look like i can maxed out the newest game with that card ( crysis 2 , metro 2033 , Black ops ... )
Any other advices =) ?
a c 175 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
June 8, 2011 3:55:17 AM

Haven't seen a lot of good reviews on Ultra PSUs, so that Antec one is a lot better. For $50 after rebate (and its not a $50 rebate) that's a great deal.

The 6850 to me is a lot like the 5750. Why buy it if the 5770/6870 is only a bit more? For an extra $13 you can get the 6870.

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

I know the budget is $200, and that's already pushing it, but if you can get that antec and the video card I linked you'll be in much better gaming shape. Perhaps buy the PSU this month and the GPU next month? If not you do have to live within your means so perhaps someone else knows of some better deals.
June 8, 2011 4:33:17 AM

Will my current Core2Duo 2.2Ghz bottleneck my new 5xxx series card ?.
June 8, 2011 4:58:09 AM

But will my current Core2Duo 2.2Ghz bottleneck my new 5xxx series card ?.
a c 175 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
June 8, 2011 5:54:00 AM

Probably. Two cores at 2.2GHz is really slow. OC if you can to 3GHz, but don't worry about it to much. Fix that issue later.
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June 8, 2011 6:11:33 AM

drax96 said:
But will my current Core2Duo 2.2Ghz bottleneck my new 5xxx series card ?.


Yeah, but not much.
June 8, 2011 3:07:54 PM

thx for help guyd =)
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