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Windows 7: Good graphics cards that can be used with a 500w psu

06 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Good graphics cards that can be used with a 500w psu

I currently have an xfx he radeon 6850 1gb and want to upgrade but I don't want to get a new psu and aren't sure what good graphics cards there are that I can use with my psu I'm looking to spend around 150-200 I might be able to spend more if it will be a big upgrade so if anyone knows any good cards that can be used with a 500w please tell me.

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06 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Check this out:

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07 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If you wanted to go green (nVidia), your PSU is adequate for a GTX 670. (It's marginal for a 680.)
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07 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I've narrowed it down to the 660 or 7870 the msi twin frozr versions the 660 costs 166 and the 7870 is 180 which would you go for if you were me?
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08 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Looks like a bit of a tossup:

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The MSI Twin Frozr is one of the more expensive versions of the 7870 (at least in terms of list price). Can you get a 7870 without the funky cooler for less?
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08 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The cheapest 7870 is 175 and the cheapest 660 is 160 so might as well pay the little bit extra to get better cooling.
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08 Dec 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm running two MSI 5770 Hawks in Crossfire and the coolers are very effective and strongly advised. MSI has a top notch GPU card and can also overclock well.......IMHO.
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