PS vs GPU

I'm looking for a new graphics card to purchase, must be Nvidia. I'm not sure what card i can handle with my PS considering
that i have two HDD running at 7200rpm. I'll be using the card for gaming but mainly for Graphics and possibly a program called Mari. http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/mari/

I don't want to get a new ps.

My budget is 200 bucks.

My system is:

PCU: i7-2600

MB: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX

Memory: 16gb 1600

PS: 520w antec Hich current gamer

Two HDD: 1.5tb 7200rpm

DVD Rom

Any ideas on what i can get? I'm thinking a 560 ti.
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  1. If you can get an extra $50 go with a Radeon 7850 - the 7870 is matching and in some cases beating the GTX 580 for literally 1/2 the cost. Check out these benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html
  2. MARI | System Requirements
    http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/mari/system-requirements/
    Supported Graphics Cards

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480*
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580*
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800
    NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 600*
    NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 4000*
    NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 5000*
    NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 6000*


    you are not going to get any of those for $200 :(
  3. Might be able to find a GTX480. I wonder why the GTX470 or 570 isn't supported.
  4. Quote:
    System Requirements
    Quad-core processor
    Windows 7 64-bit, or a Linux 64-bit operating system (Fedora 12 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4)
    250GB disk space available for caching and temporary files (or a minimum of 50GB if you're working on a small project)
    At least 4GB RAM
    Display with 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution
    An NVIDIA graphics card with at least 1GB of RAM and OpenGL 3.0 support (see Recommended Graphics Cards below).


    he has every thing except a gpu

    they said "An NVIDIA graphics card with at least 1GB of RAM and OpenGL 3.0 support (see Recommended Graphics Cards below"

    which means this is the minum specs like he can opt for a 520 1gb and still it is compatible but not fast :D

    i would suggest these cards

    if you want more vram then

    SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 2GB

    $214.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187128

    if you want more graphic power

    Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card

    $224.99
    $199.99 after mail-in rebate card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

    and if you want to save money and still want a powerful gpu then

    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 DS SSC 1GB Video Card

    was: $199.99
    $179.99
    $159.99 after mail-in rebate card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130685

    and a quadro 600 is in your budget

    PNY VCQ600-PB Quadro 600 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Workstation Video Card

    $154.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133354

    hope this helps :hello:
  5. 4745454b said:
    Might be able to find a GTX480. I wonder why the GTX470 or 570 isn't supported.

    and here i was being negative :(
  6. Which is better more Vram or Graphics Power when it comes to working in Mari?

    Can my PS actually support a GTx560 ti or GTX 460 2GB?

    The last thing i want is to fry my new computer parts.
  7. No clue about your card/program question as I've never used it.

    Your PSU is good enough to run any single GPU card out there. Even the GTX580.
  8. Really? I had a guy from a computer store tell me that i need at least 750 - 800w for the GTX580.

    Could i still handle a GTX580 even with two HDD running at 7200rpm?
  9. Yes. Hdds don't use a lot of power. I believe most are in an idle mode and use less then 5W each. Only when reading or writing data do they hit around 7W.
  10. i would suggest with the more vram ie sparkle 460 2 gb

    but the compatibility list dont support then i would definately opt for quadro 600 :D
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