So my wife bought a desktop on QVC, but what she really needed was a laptop which we picked her up today. But we could not cancel the order so I have a desktop on the way. We were going to return it but I may be able to use it. It is this computer: http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/pa... I currently have an Insperion 530 with a 450W PSU which I can put in it as well as 2GB of RAM more but I do need to add a GPU. I would like to spend under $150. I read that 5770 would run on a 450W PSU but I'm not sure it would work with my processor as well based on the AMD website: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=254... saying it may need 200Ws, but I am computer illiterate so I maybe wrong. The 5770 GPU I was looking at was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am looking to buy this Wednesday next week if I need to add a PSU to run a decent GPU like I said I want to keep both under $150. I am mainly going to use the computer for general web surfing and run the Old Republic game when it comes out, I know it's not a system hog so I hope this computer and a new GPU will work well for me for it.
Thanks for the info, cool I can get a better processor now. Question though you said: sufficient current on the 12 volt rails, I am not sure what PSU I got going on, how would I be able to find that out about the rails? And if it is not sufficient do you think I could find a new one on Newegg or somewhere cheap that support the 6850?
NOT that power supply . Junk .
The little red switch to change the voltage tells us that it doiesnt have electronic regulation of the voltage to the computer . Only ever buy a psu with Active pcf [ power correction factor]