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Upgrade graphic card with 300W PSU

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August 9, 2012 4:59:05 AM

Hello,
I wanna upgrade my graphic card from ATi HD 3550 to the mainstream one with 300W PSU,system is Intel Q9550 with windows 7 64bit, LCD is a 22" @ 1680x1040. overclock no need.
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August 9, 2012 5:12:50 AM

your options are limited.. what 300w psu?

get a new psu and a 6870 or something in the ballpark of that
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August 9, 2012 5:22:03 AM

you are approximately limited to a 7750(7770 only if the psu is decent, but I don't like taking that risk)
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August 9, 2012 5:24:27 AM

yeah that or I was gonna say a 6670
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August 9, 2012 5:28:31 AM

jjb8675309 said:
your options are limited.. what 300w psu?

get a new psu and a 6870 or something in the ballpark of that

Okay. Thanks. how about the HD 6850 and with the CoolerMaster 450W PSU?
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August 9, 2012 6:11:44 AM

yeah the 6850 will run with even less a psu...

coolermaster is crap for psus get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 13, 2012 3:07:23 PM

Best answer selected by pukka.
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August 13, 2012 3:45:24 PM

awesome have fun!
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