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Buying A New Graphic Card + Power Supply ( Need Help )

Q: Buying A New Graphic Card + Power Supply ( Need Help )

Hello I am deciding that is time to update my graphic card and my power supply I have some question and some help from you to help me decide to get the latest and good graphic card on a good money budget value My resolution is x I play several games and looking for a graphic card that can at least handle with high settings at this resolution I did some research and found a couple of review and feedback about ATI My question is is this card worth the money for gaming The game i usually play is MW the one i have trouble playing max Card Need Supply Graphic + ) ( Help New Power Buying A settings with my current graphic card TF League of Legends and possibly the new upcoming game Call of Duty Blackops Will ATI worth the money and run all my games smooth or there is another better graphic card out there that outperforms this one Currently i also need to uppgrade to a new power supply Any recommendation of a power supply and a graphic card My money budget is up to max for both items Any help and comment will really appreciate it Thanks nbsp

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A:Buying a Video card and power supply help

if possible, i would return the machine or sell it. the best choice for a new computer is a standard PC, not a mass-produced name-brand OEM rig. OEM vendors such as gateway, dell, sony, and HP use specialized parts that are all too often incoherent with industry standards. consequently, attempting to interchange your stock parts (namely the power supply) with normal parts may result in failure.

if your gateway happens to be compatible with a standard power supply, i recommend the antec smartpower 2.0 SP-500. it is a 500W ATX supply with modular cabling and thermally controlled fans. it's a reliable, quiet, and powerful supply that costs $70 (USD) and is available at most local shops and online retailers.

as for video cards, i recommend that you get an nvidia-based card, 7600GT or higher. BFG, asus, gigabyte, msi, and XFX are all good brands that have competitively priced models. i reccomend the asus 7600GT model, it costs $140 (USD) and is a solid choice.

getting a decent card and power supply as mentioned will cost you about $200 (USD), or a bit more depending on your choices.

remember, because you have a new gateway, that even opening the case may void the warranty, and changing parts definitely voids the warranty.
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Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?

A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.
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Will it fit lol?

lemme kno

A:Power Supply/Graphic Card Questions

Don't get a modular PSU if you're not really, really, really persistent about having one or two cables less inside the case. It's just not worht the extra price, and the loss of power the cables cause, and the multi-rail design instead of the rock-solid single rail desing. Get this instead: or this even cheaper and well enough.
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My computer specs:

Graphic Card:

Power Supply:

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A:Buying a new power supply

Best i can add

350 is OK,get another the same.I only have 375 and do a lot more then
listen to music.The main concern is makeing all the connections.
You really need a motherboared manual to do this.
Do you feel qualified ? If so,
Connect 1 HD at a time starting with Windows loading ok,then add the rest
properly set and connected as master or slave.
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A:Power SUpply - Need Help in BUying..

I would go with the top link
Few little words

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Sorry, if my english isn't good enough.

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A:Graphic Card Buying Help

This may be of some help Choosing a GPU - The Core Basics

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A:Buying a new graphic card!

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A:Buying new Graphic Card

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What is your budget ?
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If price isn't a about stepping the ATI up to the 5000 series?
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A:Buying a new graphic card

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A:Got advice about buying uninterruptible power supply (UPS) / battery backup?

conceptualclarit said:

CyperPower model I found at Office Depot. 625 VA, 375 watts

My new custom-built computer :
My new monitor :
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Printer :
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A:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

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If you do not have one, you will need to upgrade your power supply to one which has.

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thanks in advance

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A:Can my power supply run my new video card?

Hi, could you please post a little more detail.
Instead of saying graphics card, it would help if you said the actual graphics card.
Instead of power supply, you could say what power supply you have.
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A:Suggestions for New GFX Card and Power Supply

Here is the new CX500 model, the CX500M. It is semi-modular and an all around great PSU.

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Product Description
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(Note: Because this is an image, if you wish to follow the link in green, you will need to type the address manually.)
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A:Power Supply for Video Card

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

No the power usage should be a negligible difference.
Unless you were to get a 1500 watt psu. (which I'm not sure exist)

The differences will be the video and stability of whole system.
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How many devices do you have?
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A:Can a video card fry a power supply?

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A:Solved: Video Card and Power Supply

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A:Power Supply Failing Or Video Card?

This does sound like it could be a failing power supply, you do have a budget brand one with a fairly low output. I wouldn't have thought that the 6200 would need a big PSU but it might be worth looking to upgrade to around 350 or 400W. It is always good to have extra headroom in your power supply because then you do not risk overloading it.

Others may have different suggestions, but I have personally used an Enermax Liberty 400W in the past and it was a good unit.
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A generic 500 W should fit. Silverstone, Zalman, Coolermaster, Enermax, XClio are all good PSU brands.
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A:Graphis card/power supply compatability

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My guess is you want to use that computer for gaming.

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What is your brand of your power supply? We'll need it so we can be safe, at around 550W you can use a GTX 960. Can you do this for us?

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We'll need a complete detail of your PC Specs so we can proceed.
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A:2 Graphics card & 4 HDD's > 500 watt power supply?

Two different cards will have no affect on gaming performance. The reason for multiple cards is to drive multiple monitors (ie: if a single card doesn't have enough ports). Most games default to the primary display and will not scale across multiple cards unless you are running SLI or Crossfire.

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Try manually clearing the CMOS and/or restoring to factory defaults. Then making any adjustments needed for operation. Loss of time is typically a sign of a battery issue, aside from that it would be a motherboard or corrupt BIOS problem.
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A:Solved: Need help - New Video Card + New Power Supply

The OCZ 500 W might scarcely be enough(full load of PSU=>failing PSU sooner than pleasant), I'd still recommend getting a 600 W version, because half of the watts of the 500 W version go dedicatedly to your processor, whereas only one fourth of the 600 W version's watts go to your processor, leaving more for the vid card and other components.
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I would bet you need a minimum 350 watt psu and if what you have isn't top notch quality, when it blows and it will, it will take your board and possibly cpu with it. That is what ahppens.
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I shouldnt have problems with 240GT also right?