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Hello, This is my first post and only resorting to it because i am utterly mind boggled!

I have an Acer Aspire TC-105 desktop, I LOVE playing games, But sadly, My GPU is a joke.. It is an Nvidia Geforce GT620, It can barley run anything I own.. So, I wish to upgrade! i had this in mind - Sapphire Radeon R7 250 2GB GDDR3 with Boost.

I have a measly 200w power supply.. So, How can i get around this? Is it possible to power the new GPU without replacing the PSU?

I'm trying to keep this to a fairly tight budget..
I'm a noob when it comes to computer parts.. so if I said anything dumb please forgive me lol

Here is a data sheet of my PC's specs if is of any help
http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/model-datasheet/DT.SREEK.003
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  1. with a 200w PSU there's more or less no way you can upgrade the GPU, especially to something like a R7 250. Either upgrade your PSU or your whole system.
  2. I would just upgrade your PSU and GPU. First come up with a budget and we can give you the best parts for that price range.

    But here is an idea of a nice upgrade for ya. Both parts are good quality and you would get big performance boost.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NPNsK8
  3. RookieOfTheYear said:
    I would just upgrade your PSU and GPU. First come up with a budget and we can give you the best parts for that price range.

    But here is an idea of a nice upgrade for ya. Both parts are good quality and you would get big performance boost.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NPNsK8


    would those fit in my standard tower? And would that website ship to new zealand? I'm trying to stay under 200 NZD but if i must go a bit over, I guess i gotta just save a little more :)
  4. Entomber said:
    with a 200w PSU there's more or less no way you can upgrade the GPU, especially to something like a R7 250. Either upgrade your PSU or your whole system.


    How difficult is it to replace it yourself? Also how would i figure out which one is correct for my tower?
  5. Scottishbiker234 said:
    Hello, This is my first post and only resorting to it because i am utterly mind boggled!

    I have an Acer Aspire TC-105 desktop, I LOVE playing games, But sadly, My GPU is a joke.. It is an Nvidia Geforce GT620, It can barley run anything I own.. So, I wish to upgrade! i had this in mind - Sapphire Radeon R7 250 2GB GDDR3 with Boost.

    I have a measly 200w power supply.. So, How can i get around this? Is it possible to power the new GPU without replacing the PSU?

    I'm trying to keep this to a fairly tight budget..
    I'm a noob when it comes to computer parts.. so if I said anything dumb please forgive me lol

    Here is a data sheet of my PC's specs if is of any help
    http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/model-datasheet/DT.SREEK.003


    Skip the ddr3 card. If you need something on a budget, this would work well.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xcZqBm
  6. Best answer
    Scottishbiker234 said:
    Entomber said:
    with a 200w PSU there's more or less no way you can upgrade the GPU, especially to something like a R7 250. Either upgrade your PSU or your whole system.


    How difficult is it to replace it yourself? Also how would i figure out which one is correct for my tower?


    You have a full size tower, any full size card will work as long as it isn't physically too long, but most cards under $200 are pretty short. Replacing the card and power supply is pretty simple.
  7. bccorrupt said:
    Scottishbiker234 said:
    Entomber said:
    with a 200w PSU there's more or less no way you can upgrade the GPU, especially to something like a R7 250. Either upgrade your PSU or your whole system.


    How difficult is it to replace it yourself? Also how would i figure out which one is correct for my tower?


    You have a full size tower, any full size card will work as long as it isn't physically too long, but most cards under $200 are pretty short. Replacing the card and power supply is pretty simple.


    Thank you very much :) Very helpful site this is! Hopefully will be able to play my copy of AC4 soon :)
  8. Scottishbiker234 said:
    bccorrupt said:
    Scottishbiker234 said:
    Entomber said:
    with a 200w PSU there's more or less no way you can upgrade the GPU, especially to something like a R7 250. Either upgrade your PSU or your whole system.


    How difficult is it to replace it yourself? Also how would i figure out which one is correct for my tower?


    You have a full size tower, any full size card will work as long as it isn't physically too long, but most cards under $200 are pretty short. Replacing the card and power supply is pretty simple.


    Thank you very much :) Very helpful site this is! Hopefully will be able to play my copy of AC4 soon :)


    No problem, you're welcome. Also I noticed that the one I linked was out of stock, but anything name brand and 400+ watts should be fine. Also that card was the same model as the one you mentioned, but ddr5 which will be much faster, about 30-40% faster than the ddr3 version. Her are a couple other reasonably priced power supplies I would trust.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151076
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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