Looking for new graphics card need advice

By Dowz
Jul 18, 2011
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  1. What am currently running on

    operating system: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
    system manufacturer : packard bell
    system model : ixtreme m5722
    processor : intel core 2 quad cpu q8300 @2.50GHz (4cpus)
    memory : 6244mb ram
    running direct x 11
    video card : Nvdia geforce gt220
    PSU: 500W ocz stealth xstream 2

    Looking for a fairly decent graphics card that would not strain my psu. Not to bothered if it can not keep up with all the new game releases.

    Only a select few i would be buying and prob not ones that are all bout graphics either. Looking just to be able to play games that are out now and older ones i have.

    Money not much a issue not really wanting to spend more than 300 max what would you guys recomend?
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,351   +122

    What is your power supply?
  3. GaryIKILLYOU

    GaryIKILLYOU TechSpot Member Posts: 16

    Its 500W, as he said above. He just mislabeled it as CPU.

    EDIT: After looking at the specifications of your PSU, it will be sufficient to power this GPU.

    VGA:MSI GTX 460 Twin Frozr I $180
  4. GaryIKILLYOU

    GaryIKILLYOU TechSpot Member Posts: 16

    Also, can you tell us how many 6-pin PCIxpress power connectors you have?
    [​IMG]
    They look like the above picture, but they may or may not be labeled.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,351   +122

    It has enough, since he's fixed his post.
    I would definitely choose a 6870 over that.
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

  7. Dowz

    Dowz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I know for a fact i have one of them remember seeing it when i put in the psu. How much of them do i need? think their is 3 of them will check later
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    The HD6870 I linked above requires 2x 6 pin PCI-Ex connectors. Your PSU has one 6 pin connector, you will also need a twin molex to 6pin PCI express to the connect the 2nd one.

    The HD6870 includes this additional connector.


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