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Windows 7: Looking for Decent card to play wow.

24 Oct 2010   #11
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I have a quick question before adding this to solved. When you buy a graphics card and it says you need a certain PSU amount. Do you add the amount your computer has now plus the amount the card recommends for deciding the amount of PSU to purchase to run the card and computer ?


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24 Oct 2010   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

They should give you a suggested total for the PC. I can check it out. Cooler Master has an excellent PSU
wattage calculator.

Well Cooler Master says 306W with a ATI 5800. Suggestions are 350-400W.

Seems a bit slim on watts. Personally I'd go with the 500W.
It will never overload it.

I can see if I find something closer to a 450W if you want.

430W $44 Has one 6pin for the graphics card.
Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply

430W $60 Has one 6 pin for graphics card.
Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


$75 500W 2 12v rails and 2 6pin plugs not a biggy since you won't SLI but decent set up. I'd order it today if I needed it for mine or my parents PC.
Check out the Feedback tab. 19- 5 stars and 1- four star.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371035

Well these three are the best choices for brand and customer ratings.
They all should do you well.

I initially thought it would need more wattage than it turned out.

Mike
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24 Oct 2010   #13
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

So I found this card I'm hoping will do decently. Its XFX - ATI RADEON HD 4650 1GB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card. A lot of people have commented saying they use it for World of Warcraft and love it. Says 400W or greater PSU. So my question is, do you think its a decent card ? because I'm not to sure a $150+ one will make to much of a difference since World of Warcraft is not high demanding as these Direct 10 and 11 games these days!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+AT...&skuId=9254585
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24 Oct 2010   #14
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use the Radeon HD 4650 with a 240W PSU in an HP Compaq dc7100SFF and it runs just fine. You should have no problem running it on your current equipment.
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24 Oct 2010   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks Darician.

There was discussion to upgrade to 5750 which brought about the bigger PSU.

Well Kevin I guess with Darcian statement and a 4650 your good.

If you go to the 5700 at least you know what you need for a PSU.


The card itself I don't know specifically?

With your CPU and Ram it should be well balanced.
Nothing wrong with ATI.

Mike
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24 Oct 2010   #16
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

@ Darician. Are you able to play games on decent to better settings with the 4650 ?

@hopalong x thanks so much for your help!
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24 Oct 2010   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Darician left the thread. Look at the bottom left to see who is viewing.

You are welcome. At least we both learned something today. LOL

Not really any help on the video card but I leave you with options if you go with the 5700 series.
Not sure you need to though.

Take care good luck and see you around here on seven forums I hope- just for the heck of it.
Mike
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24 Oct 2010   #18
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevinsilhouette View Post
@ Darician. Are you able to play games on decent to better settings with the 4650 ?

@hopalong x thanks so much for your help!
Decent settings, yes. Although the PC I use it on bottlenecks the card but on the PC listed in your specs, you should get quite decent performance. Even a GT 220 could also do decently or Radeon HD 5570.
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25 Oct 2010   #19
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'll just chime in here with my WoW experience with 4 GFX cards.

My first experience with WoW was on my much older system: athlon xp 3200+, 1gb ram, and radeon 9800 Pro 128 .. on a 1280x1080 CRT .. low to medium settings

2nd experience is with my current rig with the onboard GF8200 .. man it sucked, ultra low settings 1024x768

3rd was the GF 9600GT OC @ 1920x1080, I set everything to High, but kept the ground clutter and ground clutter quality to low. This was pretty darn good .. but n Dal my rig chugged to 10~15FPS (mostly CPU intensive, rather than GPU)

4th .. I just installed my new Asus GTS 450 OC .. it runs quieter, cooler (so far still breaking/burning in). In Dal, its abit better 15~25 FPS .. so it looks like I'll need to upgrade my CPU if I want better FPS in Dal.

Anywho the 9600GT OC and the GTS 450 are running perfectly fine on my Antec EA-430D PSU.
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