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    Best graphic card?

    So im willing to spend 200-250 dollars on a nice graphics card and now im not great with computers so i just wanted to know what i should be picking up Over the weekend, thanks in advance!

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    For that price range, your best bet IMO is the GTX 560 Ti OC.

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    How many watts does your PSU have?

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    May be worthwhile then knowing what power supply you have. As if it's one of those cheaper computers you bought pre built, there maybe a chance it's power supply is minimum and not ready to rock out a new graphics card.
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    This is my computer model : lenovo 77275su

    Sadly from wat ive seen its 280 watts correct me if im wrong


    Also i cant open my computer right now to look at sticker if that makes a difference sorry
    Last edited by Pacabra; 2012-05-03 at 06:20 AM.

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    without upgrading your psu, no current gaming GPU would work.
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    Okay thanks for that help now that we are on PSU can you recommend a good one for a decent price

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    I'd recommend a Radeon HD 6870 with a 500+ watt PSU. You'll be able to get that for around $250 if you order it through newegg.com.

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    im guessing you are using microcenter since you are in the detroit area? http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0361422
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0301545
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0348766

    are all good choices, or just go in and talk to the sales people in the part section, they are suprisingly knowledgable for the most part.

    a gtx 560 or 560ti + PSU will be a good upgrade and in your price range at the in-store microcenter price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpab View Post
    I'd recommend a Radeon HD 6870 with a 500+ watt PSU. You'll be able to get that for around $250 if you order it through newegg.com.
    Thanks a lot on friday ill be ordering a PSU and probably that graphics card if no one else decides to challenge your recommendation :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacabra View Post
    Thanks a lot on friday ill be ordering a PSU and probably that graphics card if no one else decides to challenge your recommendation :P
    99.9% of the time microcenter's prices are better and you can walk up to the store and pick it up yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmacphee9 View Post
    im guessing you are using microcenter since you are in the detroit area? http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0361422
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0301545
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0348766

    are all good choices, or just go in and talk to the sales people in the part section, they are suprisingly knowledgable for the most part.

    a gtx 560 or 560ti + PSU will be a good upgrade and in your price range at the in-store microcenter price range.
    Ah im actually in southern california i just have detroit because im proud of my home city, thanks for the recommendation, u recommend their website over newegg? Or TD?

    Edit: nvm i see they are in store only
    Last edited by Pacabra; 2012-05-03 at 06:30 AM.

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    Id go for GTX 560ti as others have mentioned too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacabra View Post
    Ah im actually in southern california i just have detroit because im proud of my home city, thanks for the recommendation, u recommend their website over newegg? Or TD?

    Edit: nvm i see they are in store only
    hehe good man you are /thumbs up. i love it here first day out on the lake will be tommorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmacphee9 View Post
    hehe good man you are /thumbs up. i love it here first day out on the lake will be tommorrow
    Ah lucky you, id rather be in michigan ( even with the weather ) than in socal but hey thats just life sometimes go watch a tigers game :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacabra View Post
    Ah im actually in southern california i just have detroit because im proud of my home city, thanks for the recommendation, u recommend their website over newegg? Or TD?

    Edit: nvm i see they are in store only
    If you are in SoCal then you can go to Fry's. They price match from Internet retailers like NewEgg. You just have to ask a sales associate to do it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sykotic13 View Post
    If you are in SoCal then you can go to Fry's. They price match from Internet retailers like NewEgg. You just have to ask a sales associate to do it..
    Knew about frys but did not know about price matching thanks a ton

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    You'll definitely need a PSU. You can get a decent one for $60 or so that will be good enough for a GTX 560TI as others have said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chingylol View Post
    You'll definitely need a PSU. You can get a decent one for $60 or so that will be good enough for a GTX 560TI as others have said.
    Do you have a specific psu in mind?

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