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Can I buy this video card for my machine? Thank you very much for the help!

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This is one of my old pcs: its HP Media Center m7350, here's the links for the specification:

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-media-center/4507-3118_7-31672654.html?tag=mncol;rnav

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000E1HCRO/?tag=tec06d-20

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4597551

the psu is like 300w

and I want use this video card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150320

Not sure if enough power supply? room in the case? or is the 6200 just integrated? Ignore bottleneck. Thank you very much!:)
 
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#2
You'd definately want to buy a new PSU, OEM ones are usually crap and a 300 watt one probably wouldn't supply enough power.
9600 GSO needs 400 watt PSU minimum, according to nVidia's website.
And also, you'd probably be better off with this card if you don't intend on overclocking:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143161
It costs less, comes pre-overclocked, is a good brand name, and should perform just as well as a 9600 GSO if not better. (Unless I'm wrong, in which case someone can correct me. :) ) Either way, you'll need a new PSU.
 
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Yeah STTC error_404 is giving a good opinion about the BFG card. You should realize that you must need a PSU.

And error the quotation you mentioned if I am not wrong it is about u2konline.
 
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Might be able to get away with that PSU if he gets like a 4650 or 4670.
 
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Yeah STTC error_404 is giving a good opinion about the BFG card. You should realize that you must need a PSU.

And error the quotation you mentioned if I am not wrong it is about u2konline.
Correct on that, in the thread where he decided he'd purchase the AMD LE...
Might be able to get away with that PSU if he gets like a 4650 or 4670.
He could, or just one without a 6-pin connector. But for general gaming, an upgraded PSU and a mid range card should suit him just fine; anything higher may be bottlenecked by his system, although a Pentium D 2.8 should do for casual gaming.
And OP, I think the 6200 is a dedicated video card, so you'll have that spare when you purchase a new card.
 
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i would get a new psu because the amperage wont be enuf to supply a half decent modern card

you wont get much bottleneck with a 9600gso and a pentium D dual core

its an alright card
 
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Correct on that, in the thread where he decided he'd purchase the AMD LE...


He could, or just one without a 6-pin connector. But for general gaming, an upgraded PSU and a mid range card should suit him just fine; anything higher may be bottlenecked by his system, although a Pentium D 2.8 should do for casual gaming.
And OP, I think the 6200 is a dedicated video card, so you'll have that spare when you purchase a new card.

Even in case of 4670 he needs a new PSU.

End ERROR encourage him after all u2k gonna purchase something.:rockout:
 
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PSU and Monitors are the best long term investments - they last for years...
 
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Something else you can consider is the Green Edition GF9600! It needs 40% less power so maybe your PSU will be able to handle it!
 
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An HP 300w will handle an HD 4770. I ran an HD 3850 on one for almost 2 years.
 
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yeah,the psu is excellent for mid-range gaming pcs :) and if you buy the BFG 9600GT+corsair CX400w it be about $163 in total
 
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If you're getting a new power supply the HD 4770 or HD 4850 would be a better choice.
 

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I did a power supply calculation from this site:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

says I need 276W with 9600gso @ 100% load, btw error my gso is cheaper after mail in rebate

this is my current psu: Bestec ATX-300-12Z CDR
http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/300-watt-power-supply-bestec-atx-300-12zcdr.php
the PSU Calqs are only guidelines (not very accurate) your PS is plenty for a 9600. There is room in the case or the 9600
(but get the 9600GT)
 

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Buy the ATI 4770, its probably the fastest GPU within the budget price range.

you need a 6-pin power connector, open up your case and check that your PSU has that. If it doesn't do not panic you can use a converter cable for $5 :)

Edit:

Below is a converter cable, they usually come with the video card, but they can be bought for a few $