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Can I use this card with this Compter?

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June 9, 2012 2:11:10 AM



EL1358G-51w Emachines
FULL SPECS: AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 220 processor 2.8GHz, 1MB Cache
3GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 4GB)
1TB SATA hard drive
Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Graphics
1 x PCI Express (x1) slot, 1 x PCI Express (x16) slot, 1 x 5.25" bay, 1 x 3.5" bay
Power Supply 220w
Dimensions:10.4 (H) x 3.9 (W) x 14.6 (D) inches
16x SuperMulti DVD Burner
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
6-in-1 memory card reader
6 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port, 2 x PS/2 ports, 1 x headphone jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 3 x audio ports

I was wondering if the "SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Would work in this system?

I already know I'd have to get a better PS, and body. This GC is one of the parts to my build, that I'm slowly getting piece over time. If this will work I'm gonna just get the Tower and PS, and that's will be my next piece.

PS: If there is a better card around the same price, let me know please.

PSS: Build http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 2:33:19 AM

Right now it won't work with your current system due to the powersupply, and the card will be bottlenecked by your current dual core AMD CPU.

Checked your rig there, everything seem to be fine and in place.
What's your monitor resolution?
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June 9, 2012 2:48:44 AM

My monitor res, I donno. >< It's a 720p 22" Insignia TV, and I believe I have thrown away it's box.

Would the bottleneck be a big problem? I ask because well it's only Temp until i can get my ASUS Sabertooth Z77, and i5.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 2:51:00 AM

No it would not be a big problem, specially at your current resolution.
But how are you supposed to power the card? The 220W won't work out.
June 9, 2012 3:02:46 AM

Either I'm gonna unpug the lame 220w, and pug up with the 750, I'm planning on getting.
If I don't have to anything other than some wires from the case to the new Power Supply, because I really would hate to have to pull it all out of the case it's in now and move it into the new tower, that I'd rather leave empty until I have my Sabertooth MB.
Figured why not use the GCU while I'm waiting for the bigger toys(aka paycheck).
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