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Old 02-17-2009, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best video card that doesn't require extra power?

Hey guys I might have to get a new video, but I don't have a great PSU since I bought this computer pre built.

I'm using a 8600 GT and I'm hoping to get something a bit better that doesn't need the extra pin connecter.
I play Warcraft 3, Condemned, Neverwinter Nights 2, All the Unreal games, CS:S, and CoD 4

Can anyone help me out?
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An hd 4670 or nvidia equivalent will probably be your best bet.
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HD 4670 is probably the best bet... nVidia's best card that doesn't require a power connector is the one you currently have
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Hmm would it be best to just get a new PSU?

I'm sure I can wait till I get some more money come spring...
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It will lead to more connectors and more connectors must be used and then a high end
Video card, heck SLI or X-fire... and then you'll want more Ram and then "man i need a new mobo.. i might as well build" etc etc then be sitting there shaking your head going "How the heck did i spend 1500.00" don't ask me how i know. (reading my newegg statement)
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Hmm would it be best to just get a new PSU?

I'm sure I can wait till I get some more money come spring...
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People underestimate the power of the hd 4670, it really is an outstanding card for its respective area.
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People underestimate the power of the hd 4670, it really is an outstanding card for its respective area.
Seriously man..

That card = a 9600GSO (well the not crippled 512MB version)

and it requires no freaking power connector, consumes less power, ideal for people with Dell's who want upgrade power!
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8600GT = 300 Watts. The 4670 takes 400, the 4830 takes 450.
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Default Re: Best video card that doesn't require extra power?

Acer's website says the build closest to mine has a 250 watt PSU?
Wouldn't I not be able to run this card?

Guess maybe I should get a new psu and card?
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