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Best graphics card for this kit under $150?

I am about to buy this kit this week or so:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2894279&sku=B69-1421

And I was wondering what could be the best graphics card I could buy for under $150 that would be compatible. Any ideas?
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  1. Best answer
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=543

    The GTX 560 and Radeon 6870 pretty much trade blows. Buy the cheaper one for the games you want to play.
  2. I would say the 6870 or the 560 would run fine. That 450W does raise some red flags for me though. It should be able to run it.

    Under $150 would put you in 6850 range if you're really strict about the budget.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353
  3. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-performance-gaming,3097-5.html

    The 450 watt PSU will be enough for any of the suggested cards.
  4. I'd just have a more reliable PSU is all. Not saying it wouldnt work. Though at least its an Ultra one and not one of the even more lame Diablotek ones Tiger usually puts in the bundles.
  5. Yeah the fact that they don't list the wattage output of the +12v rail is a little worrying, but it should be ok.
  6. It's got 33a, scroll down to under the picture of the case.
  7. Yeah but that doesn't mean that the PSU can output the full 450 watts on the +12v rail, as a PSU should be able to do. It probably can (you're right 33 amps should be enough), but it's still be nice to see it.
  8. But if I'm correct the 6870 and 560 both need two power connectors when the PSU has one.
  9. I actually don't see in the specs anywhere that the power supply has any 6-pin connectors. You could use something like a molex-to-6 pin adapter, but the fact that it has no peripheral connectors is again worrying. I might be blind though.

    Anyways the most power you could get out of a non auxiliary powered card would be a Radeon 7750, which only requires the power from the PCIe slot to function.
  10. I actually dont think it does have a 6-pin on it. Thats odd.
  11. I would really recommend getting the system, throwing that PSU away, and getting something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    I say that because if the PSU fails, it can takes other components with it. The PSU is the one area that you do not want to skimp on.
  12. ^ That's why most of my computers now are getting power supply replacements. I'm replacing TR2's and Dynex's I had for awhile with mostly Antec. I even replaced my main Ultra LSP in my main comptuer for an Antec (I didn't know about power supplies when I started building, now I do)
  13. Does it? Look up the PSU/case individually on TigerDirect and it'll tell you about it

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1709407&CatId=1842

    "Connectors

    2x 4-pin Molex Connector
    1x 4-pin Floppy Connector
    3x 5-pin SATA Connector
    1x 24-pin Main Power Connector
    1x 8-pin 4x4 12V Connector"

    I could use a Molex to PCI connector right? The graphics cards come with two, and there's two Molex connectors
  14. Oh wait I see, I guess I'll have to get a graphics card with 1 power connector.

    Going with the Radeon 6850.
  15. Should fit fine, I've built one for a client in that case (without the power supply) and I was able to fit a 5770 just fine.
  16. Hmm i would recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625
    This is a really good video card!
  17. rybo1227 said:
    Hmm i would recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625
    This is a really good video card!


    The 6850 beats this card.
  18. eyoon said:
    The 6850 beats this card.

    Well the 6850 you linked's core clock sure doesnt beat 550ti's core clock. Idk i know its a hard decision on a video card (im also looking for a new video card)Figured a 550ti might work nicely.
  19. rybo1227 said:
    Well the 6850 you linked's core clock sure doesnt beat 550ti's core clock. Idk i know its a hard decision on a video card (im also looking for a new video card)Figured a 550ti might work nicely.


    Core clock isnt everything. The 550Ti honestly.....sucks. I would rather have a 6770 than one of those.

    The 6850 is also much faster than the 550Ti. At 550Ti price, there are much better options.

    Also all of the GPU's we've been discussing should fit in the case.
  20. Ok. The video card i'm looking to buy for myself is a amd 7770.
  21. rybo1227 said:
    Well the 6850 you linked's core clock sure doesnt beat 550ti's core clock. Idk i know its a hard decision on a video card (im also looking for a new video card)Figured a 550ti might work nicely.


    For reference, 6850 vs 550 Ti

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/539?vs=541
  22. Yeah idk seems 550ti isnt the best card in this price range. Just looking the 7770 is better thaan the 550ti also
  23. How am I going to pick a best answer for this :/
    All of you guys helped me choose the 6850....
    All the replies really helped.
  24. Don't pick me, I have enough of them. Give it to claysm or someone else.

    And for rybo1227, the 7770 is a pretty good card as well, on par with the 6850 and uses less power.
  25. You can't compare the clocks of nVidia cards to AMD cards. Their shader cores and stream processing units are completely different architecturally. nVidia's shader cores are clocked a lot higher and do more work per clock cycle, but AMD utilizes a lot more stream processors. So the individual stats are apple and oranges, which is why benchmark results are used.
  26. Best answer selected by eyoon.
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