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April 11, 2012 12:39:34 PM

Hi
My friend built me a budget rig about 6 months ago. Now i would like to upgrade my graphics card because my card geforce 9500gt is a bit slow when playing modern games. Here is a link to its unimpressive specs

http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_card/gf9/9500gt....

However i only have a 450W power supply and a relatively cheap motherboard .

Here are the specs for the motherboard. regarding the graphics card slots. A lot of the graphics cards i looked at need 3.0 or 2.1 slots or something so i thought i should check what will work with your lot.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/870-G45.html#?div=Detail

Slots
• 1 PCI Express 2.0 slot with x16 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
• 1 PCI Express 2.0 slot with x4 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
• 1 PCI EXpress x1 slot
• 3 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface

What i would like to know is what is the best card i can get that will fit my machine for £100 or under ?

My preferable sellers are amazon and ebuyer but im open to more if they're reputable.

Thank you !!!
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 4:36:05 PM

Actually, What exactly is the PSU? Some PSU are labeled 450W, but burn out when doing 300W Load. If your PSU is fine (yes your Motherboard seems fine), I recommend this 6850 for the £100. I wonder why it is very cheap but should be a good deal.
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April 11, 2012 6:00:17 PM

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8903074/CiT-450U-450W-PSU...

Here is the power supply ( i didn't buy it from here but i think its the same one).

Upon further research i found out you need 2x 6-Pin PCI-E Power connectors required for the one jcurry23 suggested but i think i only have 1 . It appears as though some models do need 2 and some don't does anyone have any clarification ?
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 12, 2012 5:24:38 AM

I suggest changing the PSU. What budget can you put?
April 12, 2012 9:19:37 AM

refillable said:
I suggest changing the PSU. What budget can you put?


Well i was really hoping i didn't have to change the psu aswell. I suppose i have a £40 budget for psu but i would really like to avoid buying one if i can get away with my current one since my system isn't massively power hungry.
Or maybe there is a slightly worse card that i could get that doesn't need a new psu ?
April 12, 2012 9:31:03 AM

Oh yeah the specs for the psu for those you can't be bothered to follow the link are

Cit 450w

+3.3v 20A
+5v 30A
12v1 10A
12v2 13A
-12v 0.3A
+5vsb 2.5A
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 12, 2012 12:07:27 PM

I think you need to change it so your system is stable :) . Here is CX500 that I would get for £40
April 13, 2012 1:20:19 PM

refillable said:
I think you need to change it so your system is stable :) . Here is CX500 that I would get for £40


With VAT and delivery that psu is £55.49 and the other one suggest is £50.33.
Is there any branded psu that would run the card that is a bit cheaper ?
a c 175 U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 6:05:39 PM

I don't know if you can, but can you find good budget PSU like FSP, antec, seasonic in UK?
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 7:05:07 PM

The other option would be keep the PSU and upgrade to a 7750. If it can support a 9500GT, it can support a 7750.
April 28, 2012 4:33:15 PM

In the end i bought a 550 watt corsair psu for £35.
The 6850 went up in price just before i was about to buy, i waited a couple of weeks but it didn't go down again so i spent £10 more and got a XFX 6870.

Thanks for all your help !
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