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Been visiting this site for awhile. I noticed there is some good advice being given out here. So any help would be appriciated. Thank You in advance.
I have a 9800gt eco edition that just died. Well not dead but the fan shattered on it. Started out cracked and after being glued back together several times over the course of a year it broke into 4 pieces this time. Trying to fix it this time I got glue where it should not of been and needless to say it's worthless now.
Looked for a replacement fan and never found one. Even emailed Zotac awhile back to see if I could buy one and never got a response. An after market kit seems just as pricey as just outright replacing the card in the long run.
Question is a 7770 still the budget card to use? I'm on a tight budget but need something that can handle games. I will need a cheap but quality PSU as well. The current one I have, I am sure is junk (unsafe). Stats below. This system will never be overclocked or upgraded. So something that gives me a safe but reliable margin of wattage as well as safe, while being cheap.
PSU currently is a Sigma Sp-500Y (KY-600ATX) 500watt
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H
CPU I3- 530
I know it's a low end system but replacing everything is not an option. CPU is just fine currently for what games I play.
Thanks for your help
Edit forgot to add. My knowledge is limited. I taken the heatsink off the CPU to clean it and obviously pulling a Graphics card. Fairly sure I can handle a psu replacement. In a side note this eco edition that I currently have does not have a seperate power connector. So if someone could advise me where that would plug in on the MB or whatever would be helpfull.
I have 2 fans one on the back and one on the side. haven't looked to see where the back one plugs up to but the side one plugs into a psu line. Not sure if that would make a difference or not on psu selection. Basically I just want to be sure all the plugs that I need are on the new one. 1CD 1 harddrive 2 fans and whatever this new video card needs. Plenty of room in the case. LOTS of room in the case. MB looks kind of small compared to others. But should be an issue.