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Old 03-18-2009, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which graphics card should I buy? EDIT!!

I have a 3 1/2 year old XPS 400 that had an Nvidia 6800 that failed. Im looking to buy the best card for a power supply of 375 watts. I dont play many games and am probably going to buy a new pc in a year so I dont to upgrade the power supply just to get a better card. EDIT: Ok, so I looked at the HD 4670 currently at $60 from newegg. I also found the Nvidia 9600GSO at $60. The thing is, Im worried my PSU wont handle the 9600GSO! It looks like the 9600 is a slightly better card, however will 375watts handle it?

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The Hd 4670 has pretty low power requirements and shouldn't be a problem for your current psu. It is also significantly faster than either of the cards you mentioned.

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^ +1 to that.

if your case does not have good airflow then you might want to consider spending $10 more and getting this one with a much better cooler.

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