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XFX Radeon 4890

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January 5, 2012 9:32:05 PM

I currently have this Dell computer (Link below), and am in need of a video card. Recently, I found a XFX Radeon 4890 for a good price. I was considering it, but I have a few questions.

Dell Desktop:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Desktop+/+A...

Video Card:
http://www.directron.com/hd489azdec.html

1. I realize I will need to upgrade the power supply, can anyone suggest a good power supply for a decent price? Need's to have two PCI-E 6 pin ports.

2. Will this card overheat easily? The case isn't very well ventilated, and only has one fan on the left side.

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a b ) Power supply
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 5, 2012 9:41:14 PM

Whaaat? $290 for a 4890? That's not good, man.

A 6950 1gb is a lot less than that and more powerful. You can get the xfx 6950 1gb for $230, with a free game too
http://www.directron.com/hd695xzndc.html

And really, there's some games that are going to be bottlenecked by that AMD X2 CPU before this GPU - but some games are very graphically demanding and it'll work out great for those.

As for a power supply, you only really need a good 500W. This is a pretty good one I'd say:
http://www.directron.com/enp500awt.html?_s_icmp=filter
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January 5, 2012 9:53:41 PM

Well, a friend of mine was gonna sell it to me for $60 or so. Is that good?
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January 5, 2012 9:55:07 PM

Also what do you think about the case?
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a b ) Power supply
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 5, 2012 10:45:23 PM

$60? Yeah that might bw worth it then. As for the case, well, it'll be warm. If the card has the blower style cooler like the one you linked then it should be ok because it exhausts outside the case. Just make sure it'll physically fit.
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January 5, 2012 10:51:50 PM

So other then that, I shouldn't have problems with overheating? I bought a Galaxy GT520 from Bestbuy for $55, it runs okay. Planning to take it back soon though.
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a c 1167 ) Power supply
a c 540 U Graphics card
January 5, 2012 11:20:52 PM

The card should fit if there is no hard disk drive in the second internal HDD bay.

For a system using a single Radeon HD 4890 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9), with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps and with one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, will more than meet the requirements.

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) for $69.99 ($54.99 after mail-in rebate card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 5, 2012 11:38:05 PM

Thanks for the info! I measured the inside of the case, and there is about 10-10.5 inches of room for a video card to fit.
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January 6, 2012 2:42:38 AM

I think the original models were defective?
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a c 1167 ) Power supply
a c 540 U Graphics card
January 6, 2012 2:52:12 AM

The model number OCZ600SXS-B shown in your link doesn't appear on OCZ's website.

There is the discontinued StealthXStream 600W - OCZ600SXS and its replacement the StealthXStream 2 Series 600W - OCZ600SXS2.

Your link refers to the StealthXStream version, not the StealthXStream 2.
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