Graphics and gaming

PKordus

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So my systems consists of an Intel (R) G45/G43 Express chipset and a stock dell PSU.

Bestec: Model ATX0900D5WB
Input:100-127V-8A, 200-240V-4A 50/60Hz
Output: +12V ---/ 18A, -12V ---/ 0.8A
300W MAX +5V ---/ 22A, +5VSB ---/ 2A
+3.3V ---/ 17A

+5V & +3.3V 160W MAX

I was was looking at getting the MSI R6670-MD1GD3 graphics card and heard in the reviews that there is no need for an external PSU, it was powered completely off the bus. Also there is no PCI-E power support so it doesnt need extra power. I am wondering if I will be able to support this card with my current set-up and if not what would be a reliable PSU for a decent price ($50.00). Or if there is a graphics card out there that would support ANNO 2070 and the new Simcity due out at the start of feb.
Currently ANNO 2070 runs but is very choppy.

ANNO 2070: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (1 GB recommended)

Simcity: ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

 
Solution
Yes, with a new PSU (like the one pit_1209 recommended) you could go with a HD7750 or HD7770 easily. Both will outperform the HD6670.

PKordus

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Thanks, I was just making sure as I wasn't buying something I didn't need. Also things change very quickly in computer technology.

How is the quality of MSI R6670-MD1GD3? Is there a better graphics card that would be supported by the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply. Thanks again!!
 


+1 on that. The newer generation cards are going backwards on power consumption and are a easier fit with systems that are store bought I would however look towards something like the power supply listed above.