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Windows 7: graphic card recommendation

02 Nov 2009   #11
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

No. the second card that might work with your system, if the voltage is enough is a single slot. But it's not much of an upgrade.


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02 Nov 2009   #12
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

since power seems to be a problem as well, i started looking at PSU and video card combos.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Do you guys think that this combo would provide a reliable PSU and a healthy video card?
And is this PSU a "simple bolt in" replacement for my current PSU? Mostly worried about the size
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02 Nov 2009   #13
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Know were talking about opinions. The Corsair is a great power supply but for the price I think it's a little pricey. This is almost what I have, and have run 2 9800 gt's in SLI and can run 2 GTX260 easily with it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341023 Then you can get a better Grahic card like a 9800gt with CoD 4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150316. this is a good card. If you like Nvidia but it's just a suggestion. Oh and the combo card is an AGP
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02 Nov 2009   #14
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Know were talking about opinions. The Corsair is a great power supply but for the price I think it's a little pricey. This is almost what I have, and have run 2 9800 gt's in SLI and can run 2 GTX260 easily with it. Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies Then you can get a better Grahic card like a 9800gt with CoD 4. Newegg.com - XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards. this is a good card. If you like Nvidia but it's just a suggestion. Oh and the combo card is an AGP
hey I'm still a n00b when it comes this stuff so I have to ask what do it mean when they say that PSU is not modular? I need a PSU that will be the same size as my current one. Will it still work?

Thanks again for helping me thru this.
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02 Nov 2009   #15
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Your system is obsolete. The card won't be worth it with a Pentium D. Build a new pc system. I'd recommend Antec True Power 650w for an above average psu. Semi-modular means you can plug in extra cables, if the hardwired aren't enough. You also need proper airflow, but not in that case.
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03 Nov 2009   #16
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

If all your doing is watching tv and movies you dont need to go all out on a new card, If space is a issue transfer what you have to a new case/psu combo you can get combos for cheap that provide good cooling like Newegg.com - Linkworld 32104-68WU+P07 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases, That takes care of 2 problems, I would suggest Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards for a good graphics card thats around $130 total, otherwise with your cpu and motherboard its really not worth forking out more money to upgrade
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03 Nov 2009   #17
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

OEM psu's are rubbish, with weak ripple/noise ratios and no efficiency. Their UL ratings are probably off too.
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03 Nov 2009   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Frostmourne:This thread is about help and suggestions no criticism. Fabe
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03 Nov 2009   #19
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Frostmourne:This thread is about help and suggestions no criticism. Fabe
Criticism? Who doesn't know OEM PSU's are rubbish? Don't you? Looked at the ripple ratings, if they are even there? That's advice, just wait till that psu goes.
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03 Nov 2009   #20
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

You will be hard pressed to find a power supply that is compatible with your case. The PSU most likely is a proprietary form factor and made by Dell.

If your system is not up to snuff when watching HD content, then any low-end discrete card will do. Just make sure it uses the same wattage as your current X600 or you will probably overload the PSU.
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