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July 22, 2013 5:23:50 AM

Hello. I'm planning to buy a new graphics card for my PC but I'm not sure which would be the best for me. I'm not willing to buy new psu (unless it's the only solution). Here's information about my PC: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume... My budget is about 120 euros. Thanks in advance!

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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2013 5:37:55 AM

With only a 300 watt power supply there isn't much you can add safely other than maybe the NVidia GT 630 which would allow you to play a lot of games on low settings. Most cards require 400 watts or greater.
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July 22, 2013 5:43:00 AM

Hello
With that power supply, the best vid card you can put there is Radeon HD 7750.
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2013 5:47:02 AM

The 7750 would work but it's recommended that you have a 400 watt PSU with that card.
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2013 6:56:24 AM

I'd go with the aforementioned GT 630 http://amzn.to/12BW6vV I wouldn't risk ruining your PSU over it. What is your total budget?
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July 22, 2013 8:07:25 AM

Thanks for all the answers. My total budget is 125 euros.
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July 22, 2013 8:19:24 AM

Hello again
GT630 is not a good idea. It is very slow compared to the HD7750. If you are so worried about your PSU then get a HD6670 (try to get the GDDR5 instead of the GDDR3 version, both are better than the GT630).
300W is enough for HD7750. I am sure your system will not use even 250W under full load. Don't care about those 400W the manufacturer recomends.
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2013 9:13:43 AM

vehlor said:
Hello again
GT630 is not a good idea. It is very slow compared to the HD7750. If you are so worried about your PSU then get a HD6670 (try to get the GDDR5 instead of the GDDR3 version, both are better than the GT630).
300W is enough for HD7750. I am sure your system will not use even 250W under full load. Don't care about those 400W the manufacturer recomends.

Computer manufacturers like HP and Dell use poor quality parts. Yes you are right that he doesn't really need 400 watts, but since it's probably a poor quality power supply and since the capacitors degrade over time he really should upgrade the PSU to 400 watts or greater. He can add a 7750 and it will work, but for how long is the question. Maybe 6 months maybe 2 years but definitely not for the life of the computer.
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July 22, 2013 11:23:42 AM

Again, thanks for all the answers. I will probably buy either GT630 or HD6670.
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July 22, 2013 11:29:22 AM

swilczak said:
vehlor said:
Hello again
GT630 is not a good idea. It is very slow compared to the HD7750. If you are so worried about your PSU then get a HD6670 (try to get the GDDR5 instead of the GDDR3 version, both are better than the GT630).
300W is enough for HD7750. I am sure your system will not use even 250W under full load. Don't care about those 400W the manufacturer recomends.

Computer manufacturers like HP and Dell use poor quality parts. Yes you are right that he doesn't really need 400 watts, but since it's probably a poor quality power supply and since the capacitors degrade over time he really should upgrade the PSU to 400 watts or greater. He can add a 7750 and it will work, but for how long is the question. Maybe 6 months maybe 2 years but definitely not for the life of the computer.


Totally agree with you here. That PSU should be of pretty bad quality. But if it is new it should hold at least 1 year.
If our friend here decides to get the HD7750, he will have to upgrade the PSU in the future. I guess that he can save $40 in a year to get a new decent PSU.
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July 22, 2013 1:19:45 PM

I could get a little used GT640 from a friend of mine and it would be cheaper than the cards at stores. Would it be worth of buying?
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2013 1:58:46 PM

Yeah that has similar performance to the 6670. It will work fine but remember if you do a lot of gaming you should upgrade the PSU down the road, or else you could end up ruining your entire system.
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July 23, 2013 12:15:06 AM

Ok, I will buy it. Thanks very much, you all were great help.
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