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Decent video card for low price?

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February 23, 2012 7:05:45 PM

do you guys know any decent video card for a low price, Im trying to find one under $100 and run games like starcraft 2 minecraft, team fortress 2.

here is what i have.
CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 830 Processor at 2.80GHz
ram- corsair XMS3 ddr3 4GB
Motherboard- Biostar N68S3B
PSU-Diablotek DA series 400W
February 23, 2012 7:15:04 PM

will my system support it? I don't want to find out that i need to buy a new Power supply.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 7:23:48 PM

Im not too familiar with your psu but 400 watts should be enough as long as you arent doing overclocking and have too many other perpherals in your system. 450 Watt is recommended but you can get away with it.
You can always go for something lower than a 6770
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February 23, 2012 7:35:09 PM

okay. so 400 watts should be fine? thanks :) 
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 7:43:24 PM

DiabloTek isnt considered one of the more dependable PSUs out there. Just so ya know.
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February 23, 2012 7:54:20 PM

ya I know. It came with my case. I know i am going to buy a new PSU someday but not at the moment at least.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 7:55:25 PM

NO! Your Diablotek PSU-shaped object will blow chunks on just about anything. It is not fit to power computer equipment. It might...might run a HD6670; problem is, it is such junk it may die anyway for no apparent reason (actually, the freezer in the basement cycled on), and when it does it is likely to take other parts with it. Add another $45 to your budget and pick up an Antec Earthwatts or Corsair Builder; then you can get a HD6770 or whatever will fit in your budget.
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 7:56:33 PM

Predicition: you are going to kill the PSU.

The card can max at 150 watts, the CPU is 130 watts (i believe) leaving around 120 watts before hitting max. AMD recommends a 450 watt PSU for this card. I would say its doable but you are at risk.

Does your budget allow for a new PSU?
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February 23, 2012 8:06:23 PM

ya i can try to fit in a PSU. If so, which should i get?
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a c 193 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 9:04:19 PM

The Neo Eco is good too. Less expensive is the Earthwatts, which is also more efficient. The 380W version will have no trouble with up to a HD6850; a HD6770 would be quite comfortable.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 11:00:22 PM

Yes, despite not having active PFC, the VP450 recently tested very well over at HardwareSecrets.
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