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Anonymous
May 16, 2013 12:06:08 AM

Hi, I am looking for a good graphics card for my computer which is a Lenovo Ideacentre k330b 77472nu. I just use this computer for light gaming and music and internet browsing. If possible I would like to not upgrade the power supply because I have very little experience with computers other than buying pre-built store computers. I have looked up some features such as SLI and something called crossfire. I believe that I do not need them for what I will be asking. I would like to play a game called Guild Wars 2 on high settings as well as free mmorpg games. I believe my motherboard only has one slot for expansion (correct me if I'm wrong). And perhaps Diablo 3 if the card can handle it on high settings. My budget would be like $100-$170.

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Anonymous
May 16, 2013 12:12:47 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Well without buying new power supply a 7750 is your best option.


My current computer is a Lenovo Ideacentre k330b 77472nu. Its far from anything good but for my needs its good.
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May 16, 2013 12:14:01 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Well without buying new power supply a 7750 is your best option.


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May 16, 2013 12:14:34 AM

Does it have a free x16 slot? There is an intel dual core G630 in it right? Should be barely enough for gaming so i would suggest something along the line of a HD7770 or HD7790 wich would fit right in your budget. Also make sure your power supply is sufficient.
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Anonymous
May 16, 2013 12:26:19 AM

Just a quick question, How hard would it be to install a sufficient power supply?

@ aatje92

I believe it does have a free x16 slot. And indeed it does have a Dual core G630 in it.
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May 16, 2013 1:22:33 AM

Anonymous said:
Just a quick question, How hard would it be to install a sufficient power supply?

@ aatje92

I believe it does have a free x16 slot. And indeed it does have a Dual core G630 in it.


Installing a PSU isn't that hard but it depends on your case. In my case i had to remove the mobo in order to get the old one out and the new one in so then it is a lot of work. The corsair 430W unreal9400 posted is a good choice.
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Anonymous
May 16, 2013 5:24:06 AM

Do you think that I would have to remove the motherboard in order to install a new power supply? I'm quite inexperienced at computers.

Would the SAPPHIRE 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 be good to run Diabloe 3 and Guild Wars 2 on high settings? My current monitor is hdmi, How would I connect it to the sapphire card? Do I need a special attachment?
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May 16, 2013 10:52:17 AM

Anonymous said:
Would the SAPPHIRE 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 be good to run Diabloe 3 and Guild Wars 2 on high settings? My current monitor is hdmi, How would I connect it to the sapphire card? Do I need a special attachment?


The LP Sapphire HD7750 comes with a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter. No problems there. What's your resolution?

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Anonymous
May 16, 2013 11:50:22 PM

My resolution is 1920 x 1080.

I think that I will upgrade the power supply to something more sufficient if its not to hard to upgrade / change out, What would be a good suggestion for both a power supply and a suitable graphics card for my needs while being cost effective? Games would be : Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, Fallout 3, and any free mmorpg out there. Settings would be High to maximum settings. Assuming everything can fit into my stock case, while on a single graphical card.
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May 17, 2013 12:15:42 AM

Anonymous said:
My resolution is 1920 x 1080.

I think that I will upgrade the power supply to something more sufficient if its not to hard to upgrade / change out, What would be a good suggestion for both a power supply and a suitable graphics card for my needs while being cost effective? Games would be : Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, Fallout 3, and any free mmorpg out there. Settings would be High to maximum settings. Assuming everything can fit into my stock case, while on a single graphical card.

If you really want high to maximum settings get a HD7850 and for psu i would recommend something like a Corsair CX430 / CX500 take the latter if you want to get a little upgrading headroom. But for your budget you probably can't get that so get a HD7790 instead should do the trick but i don't think on hig to maximum settings but rather medium to high settings. Oh and on that resolution you probably want to get a 2GB edition if you can and if you're going for the HD7850.
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Anonymous
May 17, 2013 12:20:25 AM

So this graphical card? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... How about high settings? Would there be anything for a little bit less of a price that would be good in my price range?


This is the second graphical card you recommended. I can't find one that is 2gb in PCI E only this 1gb in PCI E. I think I have a PCI E x16 slot. I don't really know, I know nothing about computers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 17, 2013 12:57:47 AM

Well the HD7850 is good but will be severely bottlenecked by your CPU, so if you're not upgrading that one in the near future get the 7790 (wich has no 2gb version ). Also don't forget about a new psu ;) .
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Anonymous
May 17, 2013 1:52:47 AM

I looked up the power supply the Corsair CX430 / CX500 on newegg but it seems that they are completely out of stock for both. What would be an alternative?
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May 17, 2013 5:18:36 AM

Just get a similar wattage from XFX, Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic
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