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December 21, 2011 11:30:10 PM

i am thinking about getting a NVIDIA GEFORCE 9400GT and i have this pc and i was wanting to know what power supply i am gonna need for it

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December 22, 2011 12:00:28 AM

couple questions to help better answer
1. what is your budget or how much is the 9400gt?
2. what are you doing with the gpu? which games do you want to play at what settings
3. what is your monitor resolution?
December 22, 2011 12:30:30 AM

The card is $50 and my budget is about $150 i just want to get a good card cheap
and i want to be able to play some of the newer games at least but mostly i will be playing team fortress 2 and league of legends steam games mostly like i said i want a good graphics card cheap and i would LOVE to play them at maximum but if medium then im cool with that and my monitor is 1080p hope that helps
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December 22, 2011 1:58:01 AM

gt 240 is a better option compared to the 9400gt, they are roughly the same price

gts 450 is better than both of the above cards and roughly cost 100.00, deals can be found on newegg with rebates the card can be had for roughly 85.00.

gtx 550ti is a 135.00 (ish card) can get them for like 120.00 if you keep your eye out for sales. HD 6790 is also in this price bracket and performs similarly to the gtx 550 ti.

You won't be maxing out newer games but the gtx 550ti or the hd 6790 should meet your needs and give you decent performance (medium to high) at 1080.

Keep in mind these are just rough estimates on price.

In short dont get the 9400, i recommend the gtx 550ti or the 6790

You also might want to check out toms article on GPUS.
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December 22, 2011 2:39:53 AM

spitball91 said:
Well thank you for all your suggestions but the question still remains what kind of power supply am i gonna need if i got this card instead

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6770 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that have at least one 6-pin PCI-Express supplementary power connector.

Antec NEO ECO 400C for $44.99

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) for $49.99
December 22, 2011 3:00:31 AM

sorry bout that, forgot the second part of the question, ko888 has pretty much said it all in regard to the psu.
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December 22, 2011 3:10:22 AM

The Corsair 430CX is a great PSU but it's not modular so make sure to hide those cables.

As in the GPUs, the 5670 is the best card for under $100, the 6770 or 6790 is the best for $110 to $130, and the best for the $150 is the 6850.

Keep in mind TF2 and LoL depend on the CPU, too. You might want to overclock it (if your CPU supports it)

Tom's Hardware has some great articles about what GPU to buy under what price: