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What is a good graphics card for gaming on my computer?

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September 7, 2013 3:07:33 PM

When i first got my computer I didn't need a graphics card for gaming that much but iv been starting to more. But my card, ATI radeon HD 5450, is not too great for most games if I want them to run smoothly. I'm willing to spend around 100 dollars.
The specs for my computer are:


Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40 GHz, 3401 MHz, 4 Core(s), 8 logical processor(s)
Ram: 12.0 GB

I have windows 8 64 bit OS.
If you need anymore information I'll try to find what you need to know.
Thanks for any responses.

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September 7, 2013 4:01:13 PM

Yes, it will usually be on a sticker on the side of the power supply.
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September 7, 2013 4:04:39 PM

Ch0p said:
bignastyid said:
Whats the make and model of the power supply? Assuming the power supply can run it the best you are going to find for $100 is the Hd7700
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd1gd...
For another $30 you can get a 7790
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100356...


I have to open the computer to see the make and model right?


Mainly really only need the output of the PSU, the make and model could help, but anything over 500 watts will be perfect and 350 will be fine for the 7750. But i'm guessing it'll be about a 500/650watt if you have an i7.
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September 7, 2013 4:15:26 PM

Knowing the make and model I could easily look up the specs and verify that it should provide enough stable power for the system. A good quality 450w PSU could run a system with a 7790 no seat, but a low quality 600w unit could puke allover itself and die on the same hardware.
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September 7, 2013 5:23:25 PM

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bignastyid said:
Knowing the make and model I could easily look up the specs and verify that it should provide enough stable power for the system. A good quality 450w PSU could run a system with a 7790 no seat, but a low quality 600w unit could puke allover itself and die on the same hardware.

The model is : AC460AD-01
The total power is 460w max
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September 7, 2013 6:44:42 PM

The PSU is made by AcBel for Dell, and seems to be seems to be the same thing as the 460w Coolermaster extreme power plus(also made by AcBel) and those units are not great by any means it failed to hit it advertised rating during tests. It may run a 7770 but I would suggest upgrading to a better power supply. The XPS 8500 will work with most ATX power supplies. A decent power supply ~500w will cost $50-60.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...
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September 7, 2013 8:58:22 PM

bignastyid said:
The PSU is made by AcBel for Dell, and seems to be seems to be the same thing as the 460w Coolermaster extreme power plus(also made by AcBel) and those units are not great by any means it failed to hit it advertised rating during tests. It may run a 7770 but I would suggest upgrading to a better power supply. The XPS 8500 will work with most ATX power supplies. A decent power supply ~500w will cost $50-60.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...


Alright i'll upgrade the power supply too. Thanks for your advice
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September 7, 2013 9:06:21 PM

Thank you everyone for all the input. Helped a lot since I barely know anything about computer hardware.
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