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Bubbzilla September 4, 2010 08:20 PM

Best graphics card for ~100$
 
Hello.

I was wondering what the best graphics card is that available for around 100$.
Also, would a 500w PSU be able to run it?

Also, what is a good set of ram ( 4gb for 2 slots DDR2 667 ) thats decently priced?

Thnx

_dangtx_ September 4, 2010 08:57 PM

depending on your psu, ive seen gtx 260 for 90 shipped, i think linus has 2 of them.

just look for a deal, and depending on the mobo, 1.8v could be a must

bvsbutthd101 September 4, 2010 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 424940)
depending on your psu, ive seen gtx 260 for 90 shipped, i think linus has 2 of them.

just look for a deal, and depending on the mobo, 1.8v could be a must

speaking of the 260, I'm powering my friends computer with a 260 on a 300w power supply.
Don't know how it's working.

Bubbzilla September 4, 2010 11:17 PM

The computer only has the 300w stock PSU so it would need a new PSU. Prolly would get a 500w silverstone PSU

The mother board is Ecs Rc410-M2 V2.1 Lga775 Ddr2 Sata Board
I am going to replace the current ram with 2 sticks of Kingston ValueRAM 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
The processor is Intel Pentium 5300
What would be the best graphics card for this biuld?
is the GTS 260 any good?

any help would be appreciated. Thnx

_dangtx_ September 5, 2010 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bubbzilla (Post 425020)
The computer only has the 300w stock PSU so it would need a new PSU. Prolly would get a 500w silverstone PSU

The mother board is Ecs Rc410-M2 V2.1 Lga775 Ddr2 Sata Board
I am going to replace the current ram with 2 sticks of Kingston ValueRAM 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
The processor is Intel Pentium 5300
What would be the best graphics card for this biuld?
is the GTS 260 any good?

any help would be appreciated. Thnx

nice psu, but look for something cheaper since everything else wont eat much, maybe an antec earthwatts 430? by the looks of it im thinking the 380 could work as well, although a bit on the louder
side due to different load.



Quote:

Originally Posted by bvsbutthd101 (Post 425019)
speaking of the 260, I'm powering my friends computer with a 260 on a 300w power supply.
Don't know how it's working.

some 300 watt units do deliver a truckload, but are very few. do get us a part number, pretty please. ive personally upgraded dells and compaqs sporting 300 watt deltas with 8800gt's or better :)

Bond007 September 5, 2010 09:53 AM

260 is good, but you will have to buy used for $100 (that's fine if you don't mind used). If you want new then I suggest this HD 5750 price matched to $124.72 here and then there is a $20 MIR at NCIX.

bvsbutthd101 September 5, 2010 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 425031)
nice psu, but look for something cheaper since everything else wont eat much, maybe an antec earthwatts 430? by the looks of it im thinking the 380 could work as well, although a bit on the louder
side due to different load.





some 300 watt units do deliver a truckload, but are very few. do get us a part number, pretty please. ive personally upgraded dells and compaqs sporting 300 watt deltas with 8800gt's or better :)

I have no idea what kind of PSU it is, all I know is it's a old HP

FlyingFish September 6, 2010 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by bvsbutthd101 (Post 425214)
I have no idea what kind of PSU it is, all I know is it's a old HP

Then you will probably want to replace it sooner or later. Old HP PSUs are not generally the greatest. They're designed to power a low power system, such as one you'd find in a cheap HP tower. But with an extended power draw....

bvsbutthd101 September 6, 2010 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by FlyingFish (Post 425364)
Then you will probably want to replace it sooner or later. Old HP PSUs are not generally the greatest. They're designed to power a low power system, such as one you'd find in a cheap HP tower. But with an extended power draw....

It's not a permanent thing, I just wanted to see if it could power it, it's my 260, I'm not giving it away for free.


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