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I need help selecting a graphics card and PSU

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March 23, 2012 5:58:30 PM

My specs:

Packard Bell ixtreme M5722
EG43M Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz
6.00 GB DDR2 of RAM
nvidia gt 220
win 7 64 bit operating system
PSU is a delta electronics 250w (obviously needs upgrading)
Budget: around £100 - £150 but I can go higher

I need a video card and power supply from amazon that is good enough to run it well.
March 23, 2012 6:01:07 PM

I will be playing diablo 3 mainly and possibly skrim
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 6:11:02 PM

6870 and quality 400-500W psu. what online stores do you like?
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March 23, 2012 6:12:34 PM

I would rather use amazon but I can also use play.com
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 6:13:55 PM

okay, can you measure how long the gpu can be?
March 23, 2012 6:17:59 PM

umm I have a PCIe 16 but i'm not sure about the length
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 6:19:44 PM

wtvr, you should probably measure before buying. I think a 6870 should fit but i can't be certain without seeing case specs or having one in front of me.

What country are you in? just so i don't grab links from the wrong amazon
March 23, 2012 6:21:13 PM

I'm from England. Do I measure the whole graphics card or just the socket thing?
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 6:29:17 PM

from the hole in the back where the monitor cable goes to as far as gpu will fit.



unless you think it will fit under the hdd cage on the right of the pic.
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 6:58:40 PM

yeah that psu is fine. And the gpu will fit.

If you had newegg prices in the uk, then you could get a gtx460. It performs about the same and should cost the same. The 6850 I linked is actually a good price.

Either of those cards will run diablo and skyrim at medium-high settings @ 1920x1080.
March 23, 2012 7:02:48 PM

Okay, thanks for the help. I really wish I could use newegg here as it seems really good and I would definitely make the effort to build my own computer.
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 7:07:39 PM

Yeah, i'm thinking of moving to Australia for a few years. It's gonna kill me when i need to buy some new hardware.

Someone needs to start a global parts store with global prices.
March 27, 2012 10:00:50 AM

slicedtoad said:
Yeah, i'm thinking of moving to Australia for a few years. It's gonna kill me when i need to buy some new hardware.

Someone needs to start a global parts store with global prices.


You can still get hardware here in Australia, just a..tad limited (understatement >:/ hmph), also, if you DO move here, don't be surprised if nearly everything costs more than you're used to -________-
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