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What would be a good GPU for this PC?

Hi there, i have a HP p6203w, running on 250W. im looking for a nice gpu that can be supported on 250W (i only need it for very light gaming, such as minecraft or TES: Oblivion). i was researching into a HD 5450 but i am not quite sure about it as i am not a PC expert.
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  1. i don't think so better change psu if possible
  2. You can get good performance for your need with the R7 250 card http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MSI-R725D1&c=CJ
  3. You want to upgrade the power supply to even use a GPU... you can use PCIe-X16 1.0 cards and has high as you want pretty much but note that higher end PCIe-2.0-3.0 card will bottleneck your CPU really bad since its a Dual Core... you can Upgrade to a AMD P2 x 4 (Quad Core @ 95 Watts) that will help you run a higher end GPU... but you would want to use a 600+ Watt PSU for a Quad Core and Mid-High Ranged GPU.. and since its a Nvidia Chipset youll want to use a Nvidia card so you don't have more problems on top of a AMD GPU on Nvidia chipset...
  4. sweenytodd said:
    You can get good performance for your need with the R7 250 card http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MSI-R725D1&c=CJ


    anything a bit cheaper?, im really tight on budget.
  5. ya you can get a way cheaper GPU if you like just remember to upgrade that PSU.. other wise you'll be without a computer till you do, or you will take out your PSU 1#, MB/CPU/GPU #2, also what is your budget?
  6. Rahbot said:
    ya you can get a way cheaper GPU if you like just remember to upgrade that PSU.. other wise you'll be without a computer till you do, or you will take out your PSU 1#, MB/CPU/GPU #2, also what is your budget?


    1. my motherboard is a M2N68-LA
    Manufacturer: Pegatron
    Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
    Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2
    Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
    Processor socket: AM2+
    Expansion Slots:
    1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    2 PCI Express x1 slots
    1 PCI slot

    2. CPu is a AMD anthlon II x2 215 at 65W
    3. onboard Nvidia GeForce 6150SE
  7. I looked up the info on your computer before you posted that.... again what is your Budget? because upgrading a GPU will req you to also upgrade your PSU, and if you upgrade your GPU to high then you must also upgrade your CPU... and your MB supports up to 95 Watt CPU's in AM2+ so you can get a Quad Core @ 95 W...


    .....see below...

    TDP: 95W
    Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    NOTE:Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
    AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
    AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
    AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
    AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
    AMD Athlon X4
    AMD Athlon X3
    AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)
  8. Rahbot said:
    I looked up the info on your computer before you posted that.... again what is your Budget? because upgrading a GPU will req you to also upgrade your PSU, and if you upgrade your GPU to high then you must also upgrade your CPU... and your MB supports up to 95 Watt CPU's in AM2+ so you can get a Quad Core @ 95 W...


    .....see below...

    TDP: 95W
    Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    NOTE:Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
    AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
    AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
    AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
    AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
    AMD Athlon X4
    AMD Athlon X3
    AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)


    budget is like 20$, i was going with a HD5450 since ive seen people here in the TH forums that use a HD5450 with a 250W psu and get away with it safely.and its selling pretty cheap on ebay. im pretty sure (though i dont know) that my CPU wont bottleneck a HD 5450.
  9. Best answer
    Ya you should be fine with a HD 5450... but expect to play with mid - high settings with that GPU.. your looking at low settings on most games... if you can even play them at all... Minecraft yes... TES nope...
  10. Rahbot said:
    Ya you should be fine with a HD 5450... but expect to play with mid - high settings with that GPU.. your looking at low settings on most games... if you can even play them at all... Minecraft yes... TES nope...


    ill be alright, im not much of a fancy graphics person anyways (have my dear PS4 for that :D), and thank you for helping me!
  11. Rahbot said:
    Ya you should be fine with a HD 5450... but expect to play with mid - high settings with that GPU.. your looking at low settings on most games... if you can even play them at all... Minecraft yes... TES nope...


    it should still do fairly well. my old 3870 was rocking dayz and rust on low settings at about 30 fps when overclocked.
  12. Here is a list I refer to when I purchase GPU's and new PSU's, to decide how much I need and how many connectors are needed (if any at all)
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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