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October 8, 2012 7:00:47 PM

Im going to buy this barebones kit: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

but I have some question about the PSU concering this graphics card

http://www.amazon.com/Force3D-radeon-graphics-express-w...

I was wondering if it will work effeciently with all the other parts of the barebones kit minus the GPU that comes with it.

MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AMD Series Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 760G, 1333MHz DDR3, SATA II (3Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0
AMD ADX640WFK42GM Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor - Quad Core, 2MB Cache, Socket AM3, 95W, No Fan, OEM
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2
Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB
Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB
MSI Geforce 8400 GS N8400GS-MD512H/TC Video Card - TurboCache 1GB, 512MB DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x VGA, 1x HDMI, DirectX 10, Low Profile
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X Internal DVDRW Drive - SATA, 1.5MB Buffer, 22x DVD+/-R, 8x DVD+/-RW, 16x DVD+R DL, 12x DVD-R DL, OEM, Black
Ultra XBlaster Mid-Tower V2 Case - ATX, MicroATX, USB 2.0, Audio, 6x 3.5" Bays, 3x 5.25" Bays, 7x PCI Slots, Includes 450W PSU, Lifetime Warranty with Registration
Kingwin CFY-012LB Advanced Series 120mm Yellow LED Case Fan - Long Life Bearing, 950 RPM, 3 Pin /4 Pin Connector


Im not sure how PSU work, but I looked at the little power specification chart and it said all this. And I heard you only want to run at 80% of the PSU or something.

If that graphics card won't work, can you guys fiind me one thats around $50-$60 and can handle assassins creed and gw2 and stuff. Thanks!

This is the specs of the PSU that comes with the barebones kit

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a c 133 ) Power supply
October 9, 2012 8:34:18 PM

Ultra does make some decent PSU's, if the PSU can put out the 396W (volts x amps = watts) the label claims, it should have little problem running your build. Be sure to register your Ultra products (case and PSU) so you get the lifetime warranty...
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October 9, 2012 8:40:08 PM

Alright thanks man! I had to switch out the graphics card though again with this one(budget issues) http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-64bit-Video-H645H1G/dp...

I think they're the same card, just one is 1gb instead of 2gb. But if you think you can find one in the 40 to 50 dollar range that's better than this and compatible with the system, please let me know on here! Thanks for your answer C12Friedman.
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a c 133 ) Power supply
October 9, 2012 9:07:53 PM

I'm personally thinking you will be better served using the included GPU (even though your choice is an upgrade from that) for the moment, at least until you can put $50-100 into a little better upgrade - if that isn't likely in the foreseeable future, your upgrade will work
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October 9, 2012 10:09:40 PM

I wanted to upgrade because the GPU that comes with it isn't really good I heard. Sorry I miscalculated my budget which is now $60 for the GPU, I can go back to the force3d radeon hd one, or is there even better thats compatible for $60? Maybe some sort of nvidia geforce(which i heard uses more power than Radeons)
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a c 133 ) Power supply
October 9, 2012 10:27:30 PM

Virtually all of the low profile graphics cards (NVidia or AMD) do not require additional power. Not until you get into the full size cards, do you find the need for additional PCI power (and not all of those) - I think I can work within $60 - nope, keep missing - think you're good for the budget.
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October 9, 2012 10:30:20 PM

Nope I dont think so, all I have is the barebones kit, and my own 500GB SATA from my other PC. Just need a good GPU within $60, preferably the best one at around that price that is compatible with the mobo and PSU and can play some FPS and Assassin Creed, GW2 Etc at med-high settings if possible(high preferably) Im new to buildings PCs aswell if that helps aha
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October 10, 2012 1:09:22 AM

Best answer selected by Jutachi.
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