I need help selecting a graphics card and PSU

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.
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  1. I will be playing diablo 3 mainly and possibly skrim
  2. 6870 and quality 400-500W psu. what online stores do you like?
  3. I would rather use amazon but I can also use play.com
  4. okay, can you measure how long the gpu can be?
  5. umm I have a PCIe 16 but i'm not sure about the length
  6. 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
  7. I'm from England. Do I measure the whole graphics card or just the socket thing?
  8. 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.
  9. hmm, prices are a bit expensive in the uk. i think a 6850 would be more reasonable.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Radeon-6850-DirectCU-PCI-E/dp/B004HXW5OU/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1332531391&sr=1-5
    It should play skyrim and diablo perfectly fine.
  10. It's about 25cm and will that run the recommended settings or just low? I would rather use nvidia but I will get that if it runs it well.

    Do you think this power supply is good enough?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-P1-550S-XXB9-PRO550W-Edition-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1332515013&sr=1-1
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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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