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January 6, 2013 9:09:45 PM

So my systems consists of an Intel (R) G45/G43 Express chipset and a stock dell PSU.

Bestec: Model ATX0900D5WB
Input:100-127V-8A, 200-240V-4A 50/60Hz
Output: +12V ---/ 18A, -12V ---/ 0.8A
300W MAX +5V ---/ 22A, +5VSB ---/ 2A
+3.3V ---/ 17A

+5V & +3.3V 160W MAX

I was was looking at getting the MSI R6670-MD1GD3 graphics card and heard in the reviews that there is no need for an external PSU, it was powered completely off the bus. Also there is no PCI-E power support so it doesnt need extra power. I am wondering if I will be able to support this card with my current set-up and if not what would be a reliable PSU for a decent price ($50.00). Or if there is a graphics card out there that would support ANNO 2070 and the new Simcity due out at the start of feb.
Currently ANNO 2070 runs but is very choppy.

ANNO 2070: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (1 GB recommended)

Simcity: ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

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a c 290 U Graphics card
January 6, 2013 9:16:20 PM

You asked the same question in September and looks like nothing has changed in your desires.

Your current PSU should power a HD6670 as long as you don't overclock the video card.
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January 7, 2013 2:06:46 AM

COLGeek said:
You asked the same question in September and looks like nothing has changed in your desires.

Your current PSU should power a HD6670 as long as you don't overclock the video card.


Thanks, I was just making sure as I wasn't buying something I didn't need. Also things change very quickly in computer technology.

How is the quality of MSI R6670-MD1GD3? Is there a better graphics card that would be supported by the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply. Thanks again!!
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a c 290 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 2:16:43 AM

Yes, with a new PSU (like the one pit_1209 recommended) you could go with a HD7750 or HD7770 easily. Both will outperform the HD6670.
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a c 231 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 2:54:01 AM

As the 7750 uses less power than a 6670, you could go for one of those and probably keep your current PSU, though it would be a good idea to replace it soon. The 7750 is far more powerful.
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a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 6:52:02 PM

Try to buy a new psu like the one in the link, maybe not now but in the long run you´ll thank me and evryone here is concient about the advantages.
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a c 137 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 6:55:47 PM

COLGeek said:
Yes, with a new PSU (like the one pit_1209 recommended) you could go with a HD7750 or HD7770 easily. Both will outperform the HD6670.


+1 on that. The newer generation cards are going backwards on power consumption and are a easier fit with systems that are store bought I would however look towards something like the power supply listed above.
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January 7, 2013 9:57:26 PM

Best answer selected by PKordus.
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