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Upgrade Lenovo H430 Graphics Card w/o Upgrading PSU

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April 23, 2013 9:15:33 PM

I just bought a Lenovo H430 with the following specs:

i3 2100
6GB ram
1TB 7200rpm HDD
Intel GMA HD

The PSU is 280W and I wanted to upgrade the graphics card. I will not be gaming and will only be using it for movies (e.g. .mkv files 10-30GB in size). What is a decent graphics card I could upgrade to without having to purchase a PSU? I'm fairly certain that the PSU is un-upgradeable because it is built into the system.

Thanks in advance.

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a c 134 U Graphics card
April 23, 2013 9:20:32 PM

The intel integrated 2000 graphics shouldn't have a problem running movies at 1080p.
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April 23, 2013 9:52:02 PM

tiny voices said:
The intel integrated 2000 graphics shouldn't have a problem running movies at 1080p.


Ok, thanks. But if in the future I decide to upgrade the GPU, what would you recommend? Something $60 or lower.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
April 23, 2013 9:57:54 PM

Anything $60 or lower won't really do anything your integrated GPU won't do. If you wanted to play games you would need to spend around $100 for a low-mid range card and get a new PSU.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
April 23, 2013 10:02:59 PM

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/desktop/essential/h-s... Just to clarify, this is the right pc right? Because I have good news, it's a normal atx mid tower. You can upgrade everything.

If you upgrade, the 7750 is the best you can do with that psu. But for under $60 you could find a 6670. It's like 2-3x more performance of the hd 2000 in games.
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