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    Shuttle xpc and its psu

    Hi,

    I have a Shuttle XPC system that is about 1 year old. I want to upgrade the graphics/games performance, and I ahve a few questtions about suitable graphics cards.

    Here are my specs:

    CPU: Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
    Mainboard: Shuttle SB83VIO
    Video: Sapphire radeon x300SE 128MB PCI-E
    TV: Hauppage DVB-T
    RAM: 1GB DDD-SDRAM
    HDD: Maxtor 149GB
    NEC DVD R/RW
    PSU: shuttle 250Watt

    I was thinking of upgrading my video card and ram, but does my psu wattage limit my choices? Ive seen recommendations of a 400w psu on some cards.

    which PCI-E card should I go for? I was thinking about a 512MB Radeon - but will my PSU be ok?

    I am not particularly concerned about keeping my system quiet.

    Many thanks

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    which 512mb radeon?

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    If you haven't got a graphics card power cable coming from the PSU then I wouldn't get a graphics card that requires one. I think that limits you to around a 7600 class or some X1650s. 512MB or 256MB of ram won't make a difference for power.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    My card does not have a power cable.

    Ill check if the card needs this power cable with the manufacturer, but I was thinking about sapphire ati radeon 512 x1950 or the Nvidia ge-force 7950GT 512MB

    Thanks for the tip - I didnt realise that some graphics card require a power cable from the PSU.

    Mike
    Last edited by mikebedwards; 09-04-2007 at 10:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebedwards View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    My card does not have a power cable.

    Ill check if the card needs this power cable with the manufacturer, but I was thinking about sapphire ati radeon 512 x1950 or the Nvidia ge-force 7950GT 512MB

    Thanks for the tip - I didnt realise that some graphics card require a power cable from the PSU.

    Mike
    how about go for an 8600gt when they arrive? your PSU should cope with that...and from what i heard they are about as good as an x1950, + they are DX10.

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