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Need help finding a compatible graphics card for pre-built system.

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August 18, 2014 8:04:34 AM

Hello everyone a few weeks ago I bought this pre-built system from a local bestbuy
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/DT.SRQAA.008

I have been researching a little bit and the processor (i5-4460) is pretty good and I don't need to change it but what I was looking at was a graphics card because the system comes with intel hd-4600 which is not bad at all but I would like a little more power. My budget for the graphics card and any other accessories would probably be 150 dollars or less and I plan to buy this in October. A few questions I have were how do I know where to put the graphics card? Do I need a new fan, do I need a bigger power supply? and do I need to turn on the computer a certain way when I reboot with the new graphics card installed. Please keep in mind I don't need to run battlefield 4 or any high-end games like that I just want to run medium games (League of Legends, Minecraft, maybe other games not sure yet). I also do not have a preference of Nvidia or Radeon just whatever gives the best quality for the price I mentioned 150 dollars.

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August 18, 2014 8:11:22 AM

GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are great options for these prebuilt systems. Have low power requirement, and pretty well priced. Will run league of legends and minecraft very well.
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August 18, 2014 8:14:21 AM

RobCrezz said:
GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are great options for these prebuilt systems. Have low power requirement, and pretty well priced. Will run league of legends and minecraft very well.



Okay, will I need a new computer fan or power supply? Is there a special boot-up method when I first install the card?

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August 18, 2014 8:14:33 AM

Hell why u bought this check its psu power
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 300 W?
,ost of the new card need more than that
gut go for gtx 750 u caan get it around 100$ and it only need 300 watt
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August 18, 2014 8:17:53 AM

Okay so what i'm understanding is this video card doesn't need anything else I just need to buy the card? That would be fantastic but is there a video showing how to install a card like this? and special boot-up post installation of the card?..
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August 18, 2014 8:18:21 AM

adominkovics1 said:
RobCrezz said:
GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are great options for these prebuilt systems. Have low power requirement, and pretty well priced. Will run league of legends and minecraft very well.



Okay, will I need a new computer fan or power supply? Is there a special boot-up method when I first install the card?



No you should be fine, they hardly create any heat due to having the latest architecture and using very little power (60w).

You simply install it when its switched off(obviously). Plug the monitor into the new graphics card instead of the onboard. Switch computer on. Then go to nvidia.com and download the latest drivers and install.
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August 18, 2014 8:19:29 AM

Tons of videos on youtube if you search "installing 750 ti", its very easy.
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August 18, 2014 8:23:10 AM

RobCrezz said:
Tons of videos on youtube if you search "installing 750 ti", its very easy.



Thanks man this seems a lot easier then the average person thinks, my parents didn't want me to make a system cause they feared something would go wrong so I bought random pc with a good processor and will eventually replace all the parts and even the case someday.

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August 18, 2014 8:25:45 AM

adominkovics1 said:
RobCrezz said:
Tons of videos on youtube if you search "installing 750 ti", its very easy.



Thanks man this seems a lot easier then the average person thinks, my parents didn't want me to make a system cause they feared something would go wrong so I bought random pc with a good processor and will eventually replace all the parts and even the case someday.



Youll be fine, its litterally a couple of screws to remove the side of the case usually, then another 2 screws to remove the pci-e blanking plates, then slot the card into the top PCI-e slot, screw the bracket in, plug in the pci-e power (if it has one, many 750 ti do not), then put the case panel back on. :) 
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