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Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4670

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 6, 2011 3:55:01 AM

I am looking to upgrade from my Radeon HD4670 512mb DDR3 to something with at least 1gb and DDR5. I am worried about my power supply. I have the standard 350w dell power supply. But I also have a 430 thermaltake (spelling) sitting around in an old broken pc I could use if needed. Any suggestions? I see a ton of options on newegg for under 150 but I am not sure about my power supply.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Approx within 2 weeks. USD around $150 or under. Depending on value vs cost

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming really, I want to play some MMOs on a high graphics settings

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Radeon HD4670 512mb DDR3, Basic Dell power supply 350w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Dell studio xps, Intel i7 2.67 GHZ. 12g ram


PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to stay with Radeon, but thats just because I have used it over the years. If there is another way I should go I am open to suggestions.

OVERCLOCKING: I prefer no, just because of my ignorance to it. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe Umm, no clue


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have better than stock cooling; Want a card with a lifetime warranty; Must run Crysis with full AA on a three-display setup, etc.)

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a b ) Power supply
December 6, 2011 4:16:18 AM

Consider either the

6870 @ $140 after MIR


550TI $110 after MIR

the Radeon 6870 is a fair bit quicker
a b ) Power supply
December 6, 2011 4:17:34 AM

your PSU will prob need an upgrade regardless of the video card you choose.

a decent 600w PSU will do the trick
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December 6, 2011 4:18:11 AM

Does brand matter on the powersupply? I see some cheap 600w on newegg for around $30. But, that makes me apprehensive.
December 6, 2011 4:21:22 AM

Thanks for the help. You are always like 1 step ahead of me!
a b ) Power supply
December 6, 2011 4:22:32 AM

definatly give the thermaltake a go but you "May" have issues

if you do see my reccomendation above
December 13, 2011 1:37:44 AM

Best answer selected by SomeGuy12.