How to find the correct graphics card?

How can i find what graphics cards are compatible with my computer?
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  1. Let me look into my crystal ball. ** rubs crystal ball ** The future is very unclear. It would help to know what kind of computer you have before a valid answer can be given.
  2. Anonymous said:
    Let me look into my crystal ball. ** rubs crystal ball ** The future is very unclear. It would help to know what kind of computer you have before a valid answer can be given.

    http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-Gamer-Power-AM916D3-Desktop/dp/B006O5ZJ3I/ref=pd_sim_sbs_pc_6
  3. It would appear that system used the built-in Intel HD 2000 graphics. Being a PCI-Express system, you can use any PCI-Express x16 graphics card that fits your budget. An AMD Radeon 7770 or a nVidia Geforce GTX 660 would be about all the current power supply in it would be able to handle.
  4. ok thanks
  5. a gtx660 and a hd7770 are not the same and doesn't have the same power requirements,give me the psu details and your budget
  6. sourodip said:
    a gtx660 and a hd7770 are not the same and doesn't have the same power requirements,give me the psu details and your budget


    Both require a minimum of at least a 450w power supply, he has a 480w. I realize just using the wattage of power supplies don't actually mean squat but since I have little details to go by, those two were only used as theoretical maximum from both major brands.
  7. a gtx660 requires at least a 500W psu and simply 480W doesn't mean to be a good psu to meet the requirements,the +12v rail is important
  8. sourodip said:
    a gtx660 requires at least a 500W psu and simply 480W doesn't mean to be a good psu to meet the requirements,the +12v rail is important


    I'm sorry, you are mistaken. Here are the reference specs from nVidia for the GTX 660
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660/specifications

    Even the GTX 660 Ti has the same requirements
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660ti/specifications

    I will concede to the fact that the AMD Radeon HD 7770's official specs require at least 500w but a 480w should theoretically be fine as there are several on the retail shelves (HIS/Sapphire) that state a requirement of at least 450w.
  9. oops my bad,sry i totally mixed it with the hd7850 line-up,sry
  10. ibuypower are notorious for putting piece of crap power supplies in their systems. I haven't finished researching to determine whether or not you should also upgrade your power supply.

    It would be helpful if you gave us some information about your power supply such as the brand and amps on the +12v rail.
  11. yeah provide us more details so that we could help u more accurately...
  12. My psu does not have a label or anything that says what brand it is
  13. well,can u get the wattage and amps information?there is no label,is it possible?
  14. its 480 watts
  15. well get a hd7770 and see how ur psu handles it;i think u would be fine.
  16. just open your pc case and make sure that u have a 6-pin pci-e connector...
    yeah the card is fine nad is cheap too,go for it,just make sure u have the 6-pin pci-e connector otherwise go for the HD7750
  17. how do i check i think i might not have 6-pin
  18. then go for hd7750
  19. ok to check if i have a 6-pin pci-e connector do i have to look inside my computer?
  20. morij3 said:
    ok to check if i have a 6-pin pci-e connector do i have to look inside my computer?


    Yes. You have to look inside the computer. How did you look at the power supply if you didn't look inside your computer? Did you just look at the side facing out? There is generally never much info on that side. You have to look inside your computer to see it.
  21. i did look inside my computer and there was nothing on the psu
  22. If you want the powerful cards, you may as well replace the power supply to a 500-600w and then that has the PCI-Express connectors. You want to spend in the neighborhood of $75 for a decent one. Otherwise a 7750 or a GTX 650 will do for light gaming..
  23. What games are you interested in playing?
  24. a gtx650 require a 6-pin pci-e connector,so ur best bet would be the hd7750
  25. Anonymous said:
    If you want the powerful cards, you may as well replace the power supply to a 500-600w and then that has the PCI-Express connectors. You want to spend in the neighborhood of $75 for a decent one. Otherwise a 7750 or a GTX 650 will do for light gaming..


    It is actually pretty easy to find ~500W 80Plus Bronze PSUs that are good quality for around $50. Right now you can get the PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 500W Modular Power Supply for $47.99 on Newegg. This model comes with a 5 year warranty and is manufactured by Seasonic. It would also be able to handle a lot more than just a 7770 or 650Ti if you wanted a higher end video card.
  26. I say definitely get a new power supply. No name power supplies have a tendency to catch on fire if they are stressed even a little bit... And none of them can actually put out what they say. Only the brand name ones can really put out the wattage that is advertised and some good brands can even do over a hundred more watts. For example... The Corsair 750TX V2 can actually do 900 watts although it is only rated for 750. While your 480 watt power supply will probably fail in months if you pull over 300 watts from it. When you use cheap power supplies you put your whole system at risk and maybe even more. There is a risk of fire.
  27. yeah if u plan to get something higher than 7750 after buying a psu,then go for the corsair CX500W which would be more reliable and u would be more future-proofed
  28. sourodip said:
    yeah if u plan to get something higher than 7750 after buying a psu,then go for the corsair CX500W which would be more reliable and u would be more future-proofed


    +1

    Or just a CX430 and a GTX 660. That would give you great performance in games.
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