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Upgrade GFX Card $150 budget

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September 11, 2010 7:26:00 AM

Well the time has arrived to upgrade my video card and maybe even the power suply on my three year old HP. Here is a link to the specs of my system This rig now has a 1 TB HD with a memory upgrade of 4GB. The system has a 256 mb Geforce 7500 LE with a 300 watt power supply on board. Im pretty sure that any upgraded card will consume much more power than this dated supply can provide. So, I am looking to you guys for some suggestions on my possible options. I have seen budget cards for around $60, but I cant seem to put my finger on a power supply that will work for me. Im heading off to school next spring to major in electrical engineering, so it may be in my best interest to buy a new pc altogether? Ill give this PC to my niece if I decide To go that route. Looks like she will be get a refreshed system. :D 

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September 11, 2010 11:02:58 AM

You can buy a 5670, that will work on that PSU. Then you wouldn't need a PSU upgrade.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5670,2533...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want a cheap decent PSU....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that you could run better graphics cards, but you wouldn't have enough money to get too much better than the 5670 anyway. Maybe a 5750 if you don't mind MIRs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 12, 2010 12:06:32 AM

thanks for the quick replies guys. i luke te specs of the 5750 but will the 380 watt power supply feed that beast? i googled and found recommendations of at least 450 watts. i also am wondering if this card will fit it my rig. this appears to be a" double decker" . how will i know if it fits before i order it? i know that is a silly question, but i want to be sure. im typing this on my phone so please excuse the grammer mistakes.
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September 12, 2010 1:29:34 AM

That's even better news. Just ordered both of them through newegg. All reviews say the 5750 is a great mid range card for the price. Will my cpu and mono allow me to fully push this card. Also, what avenue can i pursure in order to mildy overclock this thing without causing too much of a fuss voltage wise? Maybe you guys have some quick tips for getting the most out of this card? Thanks again!
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