Dell inspiron 660 video card?

I just bought the inspiron 660 all parts stock, what kind of video card would you recommend to have it run optimally and likely be compatible with future upgrades to other components? my current budget is up to $150
info: intel i5-3330 8 gb memory intel HD graphics , not sure if this means anything but i660-9002bk. by the way please treat my like a newby, i only have limited computer knowledge and will likely need things explained in laymen's terms
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  1. byogamingpc said:
    The best card you can get without changing your power supply would be the HIS HD 7750 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007827196/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007827196&linkCode=as2&tag=b0b929-20 and you would see a very significant upgrade in your performance if you were to get one.


    i did some more reading and I should only have about a 300 w psu, the details on that card say it requires a min of 400 psu. knowing this do you have a different solution? thanks btw
  2. You can use the 7750 on a 300W power supply. Many have run it on a 275W supply. If you want to upgrade your power supply to a CX 500M http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ALK3HF4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00ALK3HF4&linkCode=as2&tag=b0b929-20 you would be able to run any current card on the market. Keep in mind the manufacturers over shoot their recommended wattage to cover their own butts. 300W is fine for the 7750 but you won't be able to power any card above it. Do you have a total budget for this upgrade?

    At the moment i am looking at up to $150 dollars into the immediate upgrade(i have some larger expenses this month) but next month i will have more funds to play with for further upgrades.
  3. it depends heavily on how old your PSU is as well, if it has some age to it, then odds are it has lost some wattage, it is a gamble, and i would NOT recommend OC'ing it.
  4. byogamingpc said:
    The best card you can get without changing your power supply would be the HIS HD 7750 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007827196/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007827196&linkCode=as2&tag=b0b929-20 and you would see a very significant upgrade in your performance if you were to get one.


    I went ahead and bought both the graphics card and the power supply, it was a little over my established budget but my roommate happened to walk by and had an amazon gift card he wasn't planning on using. Thank you for the recommendations. if i have any trouble after i receive and install the components would you be able to assist?
  5. it depends heavily on how old your PSU is as well, if it has some age to it, then odds are it has lost some wattage, it is a gamble, and i would NOT recommend OC'ing it.
  6. Kamikazi2142 said:
    it depends heavily on how old your PSU is as well, if it has some age to it, then odds are it has lost some wattage, it is a gamble, and i would NOT recommend OC'ing it.


    thanks for the input, it was a new psu anyways but im doing the power supply upgrade the other guy recommended as well.
  7. ok, um... idk why i keep double posting, earlier i accidentally spammed a reply to someones question D: oops, i'm actively looking for a solution why my $2K machine is being slower than a $600 laptop.
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