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May 1, 2012 9:32:58 AM

Hello,
I have PC AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core4400 2,3 GHz 4 gb ram win 7 64 500 gb hdd psu codegen 400x 400W - as my old gt8500 died, I searching for new one - what the best possible graphic card I can install?
Thank you,
Robertas

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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 9:35:01 AM

Depends really on your budget. What is it and where are you from? What will you use your PC for? Gaming, watching movies, office work?
May 1, 2012 9:44:40 AM

More for gaming, and I don't plan to upgrade more my PC (PSU, ...)
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 9:45:46 AM

So what's your budget? And where are you from? (Prices differ in each country).
a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 9:48:47 AM

If you dont plan any other upgrades, the highest possible you can go is a HD7750.
May 1, 2012 9:49:22 AM

About 200$. I''m from Lithuania.
a c 199 U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 9:51:03 AM

Given the limits of your PSU, nothing more than a HD7750, especially long term. Considering that your CPU will bottleneck a stronger card (and probably even that one), that's going to be your best choice for other reasons too, assuming you can afford it (~$100-$110). If not, then: HD7750>HD6670>HD5670. Get GDDR5, not DDR3.
May 1, 2012 9:54:18 AM

robkat said:
About 200$. I''m from Lithuania.


With that much amount you can get a good PSU and GPU .
a c 291 U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 10:00:01 AM

$200 ~= 500 LTL

Power supply: Corsair CX 430 - 144 LTL
Graphics card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 360 LTL

Total: 504 LTL. That's your best bet, your current power supply cannot drive a decent graphics card. It will also serve you should you decide to upgrade the rest of your PC some day.
May 1, 2012 10:19:37 AM

Thank you. I'm not very good in all psu cable connections.
a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 10:23:05 AM

Stop spamming the forums with the same post.
May 1, 2012 8:26:02 PM

Hi,
If I will add i-Tec PowerGamer 700W - supply unit - Modular Cable Management + Active PFC, what the possibilities I will have?
a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2012 8:43:31 PM

None, that PSU m sure is garbage. There were suggestions made to you above, as you asked for help, should follow em.
a c 291 U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 5:27:59 AM

Not only that PSU is expensive, it's garbage too. It's advertised as 700W unit, however, having looked at specifications, I can tell it's no more than 500W. It has low power on 12V, and that's what you mostly need. Furthermore, it has no safety certifications, so if it blows up - it's likely to take whole your PC with it. That CX 430 is cheaper, comes from reputable brand, which means only quality materials were used to manufacture it, has only 100W difference on 12V rail. It's more than enough to run HD 6770, hell, it could even run HD 6950!

Check this:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-V2...

It could withstand 120W more than what it's advertised to be! And it didn't blow up - it safely shut down like it should be.

Check what no name brands power supplies can do:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-pow...

Hope it's become clearer on how important good power supply is for your gaming graphics card.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 6:35:29 AM

vrumor said:
There were suggestions made to you above, as you asked for help, should follow em.

Not necessarily. Let the OP explore more option & advise him accordingly on the pros & cons of it. No need to force him on the first advise that was given.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 6:37:08 AM

Sunius said:
Not only that PSU is expensive, it's garbage too. It's advertised as 700W unit, however, having looked at specifications, I can tell it's no more than 500W. It has low power on 12V, and that's what you mostly need. Furthermore, it has no safety certifications, so if it blows up - it's likely to take whole your PC with it. That CX 430 is cheaper, comes from reputable brand, which means only quality materials were used to manufacture it, has only 100W difference on 12V rail. It's more than enough to run HD 6770, hell, it could even run HD 6950!

Check this:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-V2...

It could withstand 120W more than what it's advertised to be! And it didn't blow up - it safely shut down like it should be.

Check what no name brands power supplies can do:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-pow...

Hope it's become clearer on how important good power supply is for your gaming graphics card.

@vrumor - ^ this is how it should be done.
May 2, 2012 8:03:34 AM

Thank you.
a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 9:12:51 AM

Force him on what? There was a suggestion made of a good PSU and vid card for what he wants and then he lists some absolute garbage PSU, thats my only point.
a c 199 U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 9:51:32 AM

Sunius has it right. Buying a cheap PSU is never a good idea. If you're not convinced, spend an afternoon reading competent technical reviews (i.e. with load testing, waveform analysis, etc) such as are found at HardwareSecrets, Jonnyguru, and HardOCP.
June 1, 2012 7:49:20 PM

Hello,

Thank you for all, I have chosen the chiepiest and easiest way - I have installed Sapphire hd 6670 and it's OK for me, now I'm enoy BT 3 on high settings.

Robertas
a c 291 U Graphics card
June 1, 2012 8:03:05 PM

Glad it worked out for you.
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