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What do I need to get to install GTX 480?

This is my spec
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Operating System

Windows® 7 Home Premium


Processor & Chipset


Number of Processors Supported

1


Number of Processors Installed

1


Processor Manufacturer

Intel


Processor Type

Core i7


Processor Model

i7-2600


Processor Core

Quad-core


Processor Speed

3.40 GHz


Cache

8 MB


64-bit Processing

Yes


Hyper-Threading

Yes


Chipset Manufacturer

Intel


Chipset Model

H67 Express


Memory


Standard Memory

8 GB


Maximum Memory

16 GB


Memory Technology

DDR3 SDRAM


Memory Standard

DDR3-1333/PC3-10600


Number of Total Memory Slots

4


Memory Card Reader

Yes


Storage


Number of Hard Drives

1


Total Hard Drive Capacity

1.50 TB


Hard Drive Interface

Serial ATA/300


Hard Drive RPM

5400


Optical Drive Type

DVD-Writer


Optical Media Supported

DVD-RAM/±R/±RW


Controllers


Controller Type

Serial ATA


Display & Graphics


TV Card

No


Graphics Controller Manufacturer

AMD


Graphics Controller Model

Radeon HD 6570


Graphics Memory Capacity

1 GB


Network & Communication


Ethernet Technology

Gigabit Ethernet


Input Devices


Keyboard

Yes


Pointing Device Type

Mouse


Interfaces/Ports


HDMI

Yes


Total Number of USB Ports

12


Number of USB 2.0 Ports

12


Network (RJ-45)

Yes


Audio Line In

Yes


Audio Line Out

Yes


VGA

Yes


Software


Operating System

Windows® 7 Home Premium


Operating System Architecture

64-bit


Software Included

Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel® only, with advertising. No PowerPoint® or Outlook®. Buy Office 2010 to use the full-featured software.
Bing™ Bar
Windows Live™ Essentials


Power Description


Maximum Power Supply Wattage

300 W


Physical Characteristics


Color

Black


Height

379.0 mm


Width

180.0 mm


Depth

402.0 mm


Miscellaneous


Package Contents

Aspire M3970 Desktop Computer
Keyboard
Mouse


Warranty


Warranty

One-year limited warranty
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This is my spec. I am planning to get a GTX 480 for my computer at this december. What do I need to get in order to install that card? i think i need a new PSU. but Do I need a new Mobo(If yes, what kind of Mobo will be good?)? furthermore, the PCI slot is low profile. Is this a problem? If yes, what can I do to fix this?
Is there any other thing that I should get?

thank you very much for your time
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  1. Best answer
    mobo is fine but you will need a new psu but i wouldn't recommend getting a GTX 480 as it runs very hot and uses excessive amounts of power. go for a HD 7850 can be had for around $199 uses less power, ocs great, and stays very cool
  2. 480's draw individually 250 watts on its own at peak load and near 300 watts under benching load which is all done at stock clocks
    Get a gtx 570 or a 7850 GTX 570 more FPS but takes more power.
    HD 7850 has room to grow, more than GTX 570.
    GTX 570 gives you CUDA and PhysX, better GPU for 'Folding' if you do so.
    both can overclock like beast. 'd go with the 570. The 7850 and 570 are very close in terms of performance, except in a few titles where the 570 has a comfortable lead. The tradeoff is the card uses more power. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=549 http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/7466/perfrel1920.gif

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us As you can see GTX 570 is around 10% faster than HD 7850 and costs the same now You won't need 2 GB of VRAM unless gaming on high res monitor. Personally, I'd go for GTX 570 hands down.
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