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Old 08-13-2007, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend recently bought a computer from best buy and wants to play graphics intensive games like bf 2142 on low to med settings. He plans on getting a BUDGET video card for around a 100 bucks but doesn't know which one to get. I recommended the x1650 pro. What do you think? Do you think the psu on the HP will be able to handle this? Thank you

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Seems like a decent card. There's no specs for the PSU on that site that you just linked.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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7600GT is much better than X1650Pro and it is cheaper

Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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^ agreed a 7600gt is better for the price
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yea I couldn't find the specs for the HP's psu. Does the 7600gt require a lot of power? Do you think he'll be fine with the stock psu if he gets this video card?
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Should be fine, you might be able to turn off the onboard GPU in the bios and save some power.
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Should be fine, you might be able to turn off the onboard GPU in the bios and save some power.
You're supposed to do that.
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You're supposed to do that.
My Compaq doesn't even allow me to do that, thats why I said "might".
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