Best graphics card?

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Best graphics card?

Post by Imperiex » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:24 pm

My buddy has a Dell Dimension E520 with a 305W PSU. It currently uses a ATi Radeon X1300 Pro 128MB video card. What is the best video card he can use without changing anything.
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by Major_A » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:02 pm

Probably any card that doesn't need external power. This would be my guess...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... rchInDesc=
It says it needs a 400W power supply but I somehow doubt that. And that is now confirmed with this graph.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1187/13/

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by skier » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:06 pm

I would say either an NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 or AMD Radeon HD 5670 are the top without getting a new power supply

I have ran a GTS 250 in an older dimension 4700 (same 305w power supply) and it ran because the low wattage rating from the power supply is all from the 12v lines which are the most important, but I still didn't trust it at all, nor would I recommend it

I would try to find a 5670 with a nice heatsink, preferably one that doesn't need a PCIe 6-pin power connector, but they might all need one
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by MichleJohn » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:08 am

I highly recommend buying the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti or the GeForce GTX 480.

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by Major_A » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:13 pm

Both nice cards, but they wouldn't work with the OP's power supply.

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by SunilSamuel » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:10 pm

3x GTX280 in triple SLI is the fastest setup you can currently buy if you have the money.

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by Major_A » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:49 pm

No. Let me guess, you're trying to build legit posts before you go Spambo on the forums, right?

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by Sttm » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:34 pm

Looks that way Major.

@op
What is your friend trying to achieve with the graphics card upgrade? Looking up the E520 it seems he is stuck with a Pentium D? from 2005. So he might not gain enough to be able to smoothly play games on that system by just upgrading to a new graphics card.

So it might be better for him to just live with it for a while longer and save up for a larger upgrade.


* lol another spammer below me in a different language. At least his avatar is kinda cool.
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by vbironchef » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:26 pm

Yannyb1 please write in english. To Imperiex : Tell him to build or buy a new computer. SunilSamuel, Don't be stupid.

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by smack323 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:02 pm

lol, dont be stupid..
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by vbironchef » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:44 pm

:) :supz: I have been killing spam left and right. :lol:

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by sbohdan » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:45 pm

MichleJohn wrote:I highly recommend buying the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti or the GeForce GTX 480.
That was a really stupid post. tripple SLI with a pentium D and 350W PSU :lol:
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by Mad_Goku » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:25 pm

^^ missed a couple :)
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by vbironchef » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:25 pm

I got those above you. :) At least I thought I did. Got another one. :)
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by Mad_Goku » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:56 pm

wtf is going on with spammers?
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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by vbironchef » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:19 pm

Believe it or not, they are coming from Poland.

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by pwcmed » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:23 pm

Man who is cleaning this spam! I have flagged some and its still here plus some new ones.

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Re: Best graphics card?

Post by Velo:Sity » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:25 am

Topic is locked due to being a spam-magnet, which also led to last posts discussing spam, not the subject. For further discussion of the subject if necessary please open new topic. Thank you.

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