VIdeo Card and PSU

By lmanlo
Mar 14, 2010
  1. Will the ATI 5770 be able to run in this machine or should I get a bigger PSU?

    Biostar Mcp6p M2+ Motherboard.
    AMD Athlon II X3 2.7GHz 425 95W
    3GB Memory
    250GB Hard Drive
    Asus DVD Drive
    450W PSU (PSU Info Attached)
    For right now I have a Nvidia Quadro FX 3400/4400
    Am getting the XFX ATI 5770

    Just want to know if I can keep the PSU or Should I upgrade the PSU as well

    If so which of these should I get
    Hec 585W
    the Kingwin 610w

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  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    You'd probably be okay with the 450w but I'd recommend at least a 500w with 30+ amps on the +12V rail. I wouldn't buy either one of those power supplies to tell the truth, go with a better unit like an Enermax or PC Power. Corsair also sells a really good 500/550w unit so I'd recommend that as well. The power supply is the most important component inside the computer so you want to buy a quality unit.
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