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Uprading Video Card and Power Supply


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I have a eMachine ET1331G-03w and a Asus CM6730-06. I am wondering if these 2 items will work in them. I have been doing my own research for quite some time on upgrading the comps. i plan on just building 2 comps in the future. just was on a tight budget when i got these computers for my gf and I and just trying to make them last a bit longer.
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371044
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121633

Edited by Aukake, 14 September 2012 - 10:21 AM.

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You have previously asked for and received assistance regarding upgrading these computers but unfortunately you did not conclude these topics or in fact acknowledge reply #2 @ http://www.geekstogo...73#entry2166473 please do not leave threads hanging as other members requiring assistance may have had to wait while your topic was replied to, thank you for understanding.

In answer to your question yes both items would be fine but you can get better for around the same budget (or less) with the free shipping and mail in rebate;
PSU (as previously suggested by rshaffer61 for the emachine) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020
Video card http://us.ncix.com/p...GA&promoid=1375

Also are you aware that the Antec PSU does not come supplied with a power cord;

“Green” with No Power Cord IncludedThe Antec EarthWatts EA-650 Green meets 2010 EuP requirement (5Vsb < 1W) for ultra-low standby power consumption. By reusing your existing cord, you can reduce waste and help protect the environment.


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Well i got the antec from frys for sale for $40 and doesnt come with a power cord cause they want to been green. But i can always buy one or just use my old one and i looked at the video card benchmark and the 7750 scored higher than the gtx 550 ti thus why i was leaning more towards the 7750. And i know i have had many post. many times i planned on upgrading, but my then i had to pay something off. So keep getting distracted, but recently got promoted and been making decent pay to be able to spend stuff on myself again.
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$40 is a bargain for the PSU even without the power cord :thumbsup:
Not sure which benchmark that you read for the cards but I used PassMark which shows not much between the two but the 550Ti is placed higher (see screenshot below) can I also add that a 256-bit video card would be better.
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Hmm guess the one i looked at was wrong saying the 550 ti was ranking at a 1500. What about the new GTX 650 that Nvidia just released at afforsable prices? http://www.newegg.co...Order=BESTMATCH
better than the 550 ti? just read about it. Only problem i think with other cards is the double slot requirement and how big they are. Mainly looking for a vid card with the max price of $150 or less. Upgrading my gfs and i comps for World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria. I know any new card would be slightly overkill for that game, but want to run at ultra settings with at least 60+ fps. So even looking at the Radeon HD 7770 with a benchmark of 2k+ still in budget, but then again higher end cards are pretty long and wide. And i like to stick to Asus cause its a brand i like and trust, but if there is other video card brands that are better for a certain reason. im here to learn so i dont have to ask so many questions.

Edited by Aukake, 15 September 2012 - 10:11 AM.

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Not enough user information available about the GTX650 yet but worth a read is http://www.guru3d.co...ition-review/22

One card dimensions that I found are 9.65" x 4.72"

With the better budget if your case has the space available consider the HD6850 http://us.ncix.com/p...ar&promoid=1373
Benchmarks http://www.videocard...=Radeon HD 6850
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Why is that better than the 7750 or 7770. I don't get that part in video cards. Older models better than newer ones?
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The HD6850 is faster and is 256-but and so can provide better graphics quality.
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Sounds good. think that will be the plan now.
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So out of all the brands like Asus, MSI, XFX, etc.....which you think it best brands for videocards? My local hardware store is selling the AMD Radeon 6850 for 129 and the AMD Radeon 6870 for 139 brand new. Think i might get the 6870.

Edited by Aukake, 15 September 2012 - 11:50 PM.

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Very hard to say who makes the best video cards as all the big named brands make good cards, they all have two things in common though 1: They all rely on GPU chips from AMD or Nvidea and so if the video chip itself is not very good the cards released using that chip will not be very good. 2: No brand gets it 100% right every time and so all have made flawed products.

That is a good price for the HD 6870.
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Well i think the 6870 is to large for my comp. I have a midtower cause. So those 10'' 6870 are way to long. Anything else out there you think they will push just as good, but cost around 175 and is like 8'' and less? lol
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The dimension restriction is limiting your options and you could get better with cards that measure between 8.25 and 8" if they would fit in your case.
Couple of options that are pretty close to the HD6870 http://us.ncix.com/p...ar&promoid=1373 and a smaller option http://www.newegg.co...ID=3962334&SID=
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Yea soon im going to buying a new case, motherboard, cpu, ram, and juse my exisiting hdd and everything. cause my old dual core emachines sucks. bought my gf a i5, 1tb, 6gb ram, etc comp and will prolly just buy a new case and throw everything in there for that. this will be my first time doing something like that, but should be a easy swap in my opinion. Still almost thinking of just getting the EVGA GTX 650 just cause those cards are only 6'' and im sure good enough till i get bigger cases and all then upgrade to something longer and bigger. Pointers on replacing a power supply? this will be my first time having to replace one. simple unplug all cables, put new one in plug new ones in yea?
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http://www.dummies.c...wer-supply.html no disrespect intended by the name of the tutorial.
Any questions please ask :thumbsup:
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