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November 28, 2011 8:25:28 PM

I have a Pavilion a4327 PC, AMD Athlon ll 240 dual core, 4GB, GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, main: M2N68-LA (Narra5), power supply: ATX-250-12Z REV D7R 250W. And I thinking about upgrade the graphic card and I'll choose SAPPHIRE HD 6570 512MB GDDR5 HM. But I don't want to upgrade the power supply. I only have $100 or less for a graphic card.
If the graphic card does not work for my computer, can you suggest for me a graphic card that has a low power but good performance so I don't have to upgrade the power supply. Thanks
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November 28, 2011 8:49:45 PM

You will need to upgrade the power supply it is that simple. You can get a descent power supply for $30 now leaving room for a 5670 card.
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November 28, 2011 8:58:00 PM

Can you suggest for me a graphic card that has a low power but good performance ?
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November 28, 2011 9:08:20 PM

You might be able to get by with a GPU that only gets power from the PCI-e slot, but honestly at 250w you should upgrade the PSU. Especially a PSU from HP. You can get a cheap Corsair for under 20 dollars.

Ehh... well you could a couple days ago its sold out now. :( 

You can pick up this for 27 dollars after MIR.

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

That leaves you 73 dollars for a GPU.

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

Of course this only helps you if you can handle MIRs, and if you don't mind going 2 dollars over budget. Also, if you don't mind replacing your PSU, and I havn't looked at you case either so I don't know if its able to accomdate a normal ATX psu.
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November 28, 2011 9:15:18 PM

Here for $100 I would get this. For a power supply-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and chose a graphics card for how much you want to spend for a graphics card-
These two are both cheap I would get the 6000 series but initial price is higher.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then a step up in performance to this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and lastly if you can get this it is the best of the group
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Helltech's power supply would also work but due to the significantly lower feedback I would get the other power supply I chose for only $3 more
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November 28, 2011 9:22:08 PM

the hd6770 is a good choice
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November 28, 2011 9:23:42 PM

If only the 6770 fit his price range he needs a power supply and a GPU.
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November 28, 2011 9:24:19 PM

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November 28, 2011 9:28:54 PM

Thats a 6670 not a 6770 as you had listed before. I actually recommended that exact card in my post.
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November 28, 2011 9:29:56 PM

andrewcarr said:

Helltech's power supply would also work but due to the significantly lower feedback I would get the other power supply I chose for only $3 more


NewEgg reviews mean next to nothing and usually come from uninformed users. Both PSU's are by leaps and bounds good enough for the GPU he is looking into. I wouldn't trust a NewEgg review as far as I can throw it. I look into reviews from actual trusted people within the industry. Both PSUs are great.
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November 28, 2011 9:32:22 PM

I will agree with you about newegg users but I don't know how you can write a review saying it stopped working and have it actually work. I almost bought that exact power supply a few months ago and went with another because the reviews were so poor on that power supply.
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November 28, 2011 9:38:20 PM

andrewcarr said:
I will agree with you about newegg users but I don't know how you can write a review saying it stopped working and have it actually work. I almost bought that exact power supply a few months ago and went with another because the reviews were so poor on that power supply.


Well they could be lying fanboys, there is no way to filter that out on Newegg. You don't even have to buy a product to right a review. I doubt that is the case with many PSUs, as it more often happens with GPUs and CPUs but it still relevant.

Secondly most people only post a review if something goes wrong, and rarely if something works. I'm sure if everyone who got a good unit posted a positive review the percentage of 1-2Eggs to 4-5Eggs would be much higher (for almost anything, not just PSUs).

Also it could just be from a user who again, doesn't know what they are doing, and put too much stress on a PSU when anyone educated wouldn't have tried that in the first place.

Finally, in regards to that Corsair unit it has been tested in the industry and proven to be good, so yeah....

Long story short, do research where it counts, and don't let NewEgg reviews fool you too much. I mean sure if something has 1 Egg on average I'd be weary, but that is not even close to the case here.

EDIT - I guess its all up to personal preference, if it gives you some piece of mind to go off the reviews on there that's fine. But I'll just take the word of reputable reviews/benchers myself.
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November 28, 2011 9:47:16 PM

Ok I can agree to that. Go get the corsair PSU then still a good PSU. But the other one is modular which I don't think you can argue against, for only a $3 price difference.
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November 28, 2011 9:56:39 PM

Just don't get the DDR3 version of the 5670, its significantly slower then the DDR5 version
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November 28, 2011 10:01:46 PM

But the DDR3 version of 5670 costs as much of more than better cards that I recommended above.
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November 28, 2011 10:35:27 PM

I don't want to upgrade the graphic card cause i don't have enough money....
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November 28, 2011 10:39:03 PM

Well then pick up the power supply because the deals today are great and then you can get almost any graphics card you want in the future.
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December 8, 2011 11:34:19 PM

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