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Lookin to get a new video card PCI-E

By jeremy1982 ยท 6 replies
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. So my budget is 70 bucks and was wanting some advice on what is good for gaming!!

    I recently purchased a Bio star 760g socket am3 mATX motherboard and a AMD phenom X3 2.3 triple-cor cpu!!

    What video card would be the best for this machine? I am currently running on board video and really wanting better lol.
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    What size power supply do you have? If it's a good quality unit at least 300W you have some decent choices for a lower end card.
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,221   +161

    you have the PSU issue that JMMD addressed, but these are the absolute best cards you can get for that money... If you can buy from newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131381&cm_re=hd_4830-_-14-131-381-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261046&cm_re=gt_9800-_-14-261-046-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150485&cm_re=hd_5570-_-14-150-485-_-Product

    The 5750 is the best of the lot if you can find it at that price where you are located.
     
  4. jeremy1982

    jeremy1982 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    i am running a 500 watt power supply!! What is the required wattage to make a computer run at its maximum performance?
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,221   +161

    That is solely dependent on what components you have running. The quality and age of the PSU are huge factors as well. I don't see your specs listed, but you can go here and enter your specs. It will give you a general idea of how much PSU you need
    http://www.antec.outervision.com/
     
  6. jeremy1982

    jeremy1982 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    well i got the PSU for christmas so its still pretty brand new!!

    My comp specs are
    Bio star 760g socket am3 mATX motherboard
    AMD phenom X3 2.3 triple-cor cpu!!
    500 watt psu
    160 gig 7200 rpm
    4 gigs kingston DDR3 hyper x ram
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,723   +408

    The brand of the PSU, and the model are still fairly important.
     

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