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Old March 8, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Ditch that and get a GT 240 for $40 after mail in rebate. If you don't count MIRs for anything, then you can still get one for under $70 new.

NCIX.com - Buy XFX GeForce GT 240 550MHZ 512MB 2.0GHZ GDDR3 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Video Card - XFX - GT240XYAFC - in Canada

Way better money spent. The GT 240 has waaaaay better specs than the 9500 GT and is a single slot card. also, it only draws 75w from the PCIe lane, no extra power required.
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Old March 8, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Ditch that and get a GT 240 for $40 after mail in rebate. If you don't count MIRs for anything, then you can still get one for under $70 new.

NCIX.com - Buy XFX GeForce GT 240 550MHZ 512MB 2.0GHZ GDDR3 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Video Card - XFX - GT240XYAFC - in Canada

Way better money spent. The GT 240 has waaaaay better specs than the 9500 GT and is a single slot card. also, it only draws 75w from the PCIe lane, no extra power required.
I like that deal, BUT I need to know if my PSU will handle it. Could someone please look at my last post and tell me if I need a PSU first??
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I like that deal, BUT I need to know if my PSU will handle it. Could someone please look at my last post and tell me if I need a PSU first??
Dangtx answered your question already, your PSU will definitely be able to handle it. As it is, your system is barely pulling 200W under extreme loads. The 8500gt eats up about 40W, the GT 240 needs more, but it only has a TDP of 69W. Your OCZ unit isn't anything impressive as a PSU, but I'd expect it to deliver most of its rated wattage without issues.
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Old March 8, 2011, 07:51 PM
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As long as your not overclocking your CPU or new GPU your PSU will hold.
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I like that deal, BUT I need to know if my PSU will handle it. Could someone please look at my last post and tell me if I need a PSU first??
That is why I mentioned that it pulls 75 watts from the PCIe lane... trying to hint that your PSU will be more than adequate.
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I think I'm out of luck anyway, according to this site I need a bigger PSU
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My system:
PSU is an OCZ 500w ModXrtreme-pro
Mainboard is a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P LGA 775
CPU is an E6500
Memory is 4 sticks: 2 X 1gig kingston PC2-5300 and 2 X 1gig Kingston PC2-6400
vid card is MSI NX8500GT-TD256E or the new ATI 4670
Hard drives = 4 (1 - 750gig HDD, 1 - 500gig HDD, 1 - 350gig HDD and 1 - 30gig SSD)
2 DVD burners
6 case fans
1 USB scanner
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firewire to camcorder sometimes
external HDD sometimes


I'd like someone to tell me that chart is overkill and I'm fine, I just bought that PSU a couple of months ago.
Although OCZ's choice of Power Supply OEM's leaves a lot to be desired, I don't forsee any issue whatsoever running a 500W with say, the 4670. However that being said, I would aim for the GT430 to put you at least in DX11 field.

My PSU is only 150W above yours and it runs a HELL of a lot more :)
You're safe mate.

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Although OCZ's choice of Power Supply OEM's leaves a lot to be desired, I don't forsee any issue whatsoever running a 500W with say, the 4670. However that being said, I would aim for the GT430 to put you at least in DX11 field.

My PSU is only 150W above yours and it runs a HELL of a lot more :)
You're safe mate.

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That's what I needed, a clear answer.

That makes 2 people saying I should get the GT430.
I really like the Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 here
It just has better reviews and slightly better specs than the EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 and it's a little cheaper, but, I'm willing to buy either one.

What one should I get?
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That's what I needed, a clear answer.

That makes 2 people saying I should get the GT430.
I really like the Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 here
It just has better reviews and slightly better specs than the EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 and it's a little cheaper, but, I'm willing to buy either one.

What one should I get?

From a customer support standpoint alone, I vote EVGA hands down. They have a great team over there and their warranty is very good (just make sure you register your card).

Not saying that either card would fail, but should it happen most of the forum members would agree that between those two vendors, they would rather it be EVGA.

Good Luck, the 430 is a much better decision over what you were currently looking at.

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I sort of forget exactly what you lose (other than dx 11 gaming capability, which the GT 430 sucks at) when you go from the 430 to a 240, but other than 3D blu-ray, I don't think you lose anything important... you can still play normal blu-ray on the 240.

If you're paying the same price or within ~$10, then go for the 430 hands down. I didn't realize that the 430 could be had as cheap as $60. If you are willing to count on a MIR, then the 240 is just a better value sans new tech.
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Old March 9, 2011, 09:12 AM
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I bought the EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 from Newegg.

I want to thank everyone for the advice. I usually don't waist so much time (mine and others) buying PC parts but I only had $60-$70 and wanted the most for my money (new with warranty). I've been wanting to do this ever since I got my new monitor on black Friday.
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