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March 2, 2013 5:21:35 PM

Right now my graphics card is GeForce 6150SE which is integrated in the motherboard. I want a better graphics card. any recommendations? I play mostly League Of Legends and I want to play it with good quality and stuff
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CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 645 Processor
Motherboard: Acer Aspire X1420
RAM: 4GB ( usable 3.75GB)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SEnForce 430
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Wattage: 220w
I don't know what my power supply is so if someone could tell me how to get that info and a tutorial of how to change the graphic card that would be helpful as well.
I could change the motherboard as well if I have to. cheaper the better :D 

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March 2, 2013 7:10:16 PM

With that slim line you are going to have to use a 'low profile' gfx card. And with the tiny 220W PSU, you should probably not go bigger than this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will be a major improvement over your integrated video you use now.
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June 23, 2013 9:44:33 PM

clutchc said:
With that slim line you are going to have to use a 'low profile' gfx card. And with the tiny 220W PSU, you should probably not go bigger than this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will be a major improvement over your integrated video you use now.


This card says minimum of a 400 Watt power supply. I'm I missing something here or would you need to upgrade PSU also?
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June 24, 2013 9:58:56 AM

Those wattage ratings are CYA numbers. The HD 6670 is only a 63W TDP card: http://www.hwcompare.com/10817/radeon-hd-6670-oem-1gb/
And it will only consume the 63W if totally maxed out. That relates to only 5.25amp draw from the +12V rail.


Another way to look at it, is it does not require any extra power; getting all its power from the 75W PCIe X16 slot. Any properly designed system should be able to provide minimum power for the slot.
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June 24, 2013 4:11:11 PM

clutchc said:
Those wattage ratings are CYA numbers. The HD 6670 is only a 63W TDP card: http://www.hwcompare.com/10817/radeon-hd-6670-oem-1gb/
And it will only consume the 63W if totally maxed out. That relates to only 5.25amp draw from the +12V rail.


Another way to look at it, is it does not require any extra power; getting all its power from the 75W PCIe X16 slot. Any properly designed system should be able to provide minimum power for the slot.


I see, awesome thanks man. :D 
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June 24, 2013 8:35:24 PM

Well I found out the 6670 doesn't fit the x1935 model. :( 
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June 24, 2013 8:39:31 PM

Why not?
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June 24, 2013 11:09:29 PM

clutchc said:
Why not?


It's just a little bit too big.
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June 25, 2013 3:26:52 PM

Yeah, that's a 2-bay wide card. But I would have thought it would still fit. That's a shame, nice card. Gonna take it back? Newegg is a really safe place to order from if you are unsure. Very reputable. Or maybe search Amazon for 'low profile hd6670'.
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June 25, 2013 4:36:46 PM

clutchc said:
Yeah, that's a 2-bay wide card. But I would have thought it would still fit. That's a shame, nice card. Gonna take it back? Newegg is a really safe place to order from if you are unsure. Very reputable. Or maybe search Amazon for 'low profile hd6670'.


Yea I'm going to return it. Will check other places out then most likely get it on Newegg. Thanks for all your help man. :D 
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