I would like to upgrade my video card. I currently have a Radeon R7 250 2gb (Saphire) and would like to get something like a Radeon 7950 or 7970. Unfortunately my Power supply is only 350watts. (model number here IP-S350CQ2-0)
im kind of new to this scene but would like to upgrade my power supply but have no idea what i need to buy. the minimum wattage for a card at my interest level is 500 watts.
Could someone possibly assist me with this?
The power supply is the same size and even if you have a mid tower I would expect the card to fit. If the psu doesn't have the right connector, you can buy cheap converters that will solve that problem with little effort. If you don't know which converters you need to get and ask me.
Woahhh hold up there. If you're not doing any EXTREME editing or 3D rendering and just gaming go ahead and step down to the i5-4670 and 8 GB of RAM. Even for editing anything more than 16 GB is excessive.
Radeon R9 cards are currently way overpriced because of cryptocurrency miners buying them in bulk. At $650 this is the best Single GPU card on the market.