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October 17, 2012 11:37:16 AM

Hellow.
I wanna upgrade my graphics card in this machine because it was bought for me 3 years ago and I didn't know about computers much then. I wanna upgrade to a 7750 or a 7770. If it can support it.. Even a 460. I currently have a 5450 in it. Here is my PSU: http://view.samurajdata.se/psview.php?id=bd666739&page=...

Edit: The full sized one. The 305w one.

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October 17, 2012 12:54:29 PM

id suggest getting a new power supply like the xfx 450w to run a 7770. for the graphics card, id suggest getting a gtx560 or a 6870 at the minimum. anything lower doesnt really provide a good gaming experience

the 460 is still good though
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October 17, 2012 6:02:09 PM

TheBigTroll said:
id suggest getting a new power supply like the xfx 450w to run a 7770. for the graphics card, id suggest getting a gtx560 or a 6870 at the minimum. anything lower doesnt really provide a good gaming experience

the 460 is still good though

Sorry haven't mentioned it. This build will go to my young brothers (One is 5 and one is 8) And they will be playing some Most Wanted and a small bit of Skyrim because they caught me playing it and won't forget it LOL. So my question is.. Does this PSU handle a 7750??
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October 17, 2012 6:17:01 PM

That PSU will have no trouble with a HD7750. Its 20A of total +12V current is probably not enough to reliably run a HD7770 for extended periods of intense gaming; close, but not quite.
On lowered settings, a HD7750 can play modern games quite well, especially at lower resolutions. At 1366x768 (720p), you'll probably play on high.
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October 17, 2012 6:17:05 PM

Ummm .... Skyrim is not really kid appropriate. By any stretch of the imagination.

It's worth the $25-$30 to get a new PSU for the PC before adding in a video card.

If you want a more comprehensive assessment of performance you will need to give us system specs though.
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October 17, 2012 6:35:49 PM

deadlockedworld said:
Ummm .... Skyrim is not really kid appropriate. By any stretch of the imagination.

It's worth the $25-$30 to get a new PSU for the PC before adding in a video card.

If you want a more comprehensive assessment of performance you will need to give us system specs though.

Thanks! You can read the whole PDF because I haven't changed anything. Its 4GB DDR3 RAM. Gay Dell Mobo. C2D E7500. Graphics irrelevant (ok its 5450). And If I've missed anything look up the Optiplex 780. :) 
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October 17, 2012 6:38:16 PM

Onus said:
That PSU will have no trouble with a HD7750. Its 20A of total +12V current is probably not enough to reliably run a HD7770 for extended periods of intense gaming; close, but not quite.
On lowered settings, a HD7750 can play modern games quite well, especially at lower resolutions. At 1366x768 (720p), you'll probably play on high.

Its better than my 5450. And my 5450 is quite OK for Most Wanted. Then a 7750 will kick ass. And they dont mind playing a game on 800x600 because they are just kids remember? And they are gonna play on a TV and never seen any game eye candy. Not even a PS3. LOL So a 7750 is MORE than enough. And plus. Either way its gonna be a step up from the ordinary TV they are watching heh :) .
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October 17, 2012 11:03:06 PM

Ok then, you should be set.
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October 18, 2012 3:42:18 AM

Onus said:
Ok then, you should be set.

Thanks man!
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October 18, 2012 3:43:36 AM

Onus said:
Ok then, you should be set.

And also.. This Mobo has PCIe 1 x16. Not PCIe2.0, not 3.0 its the original traditional PCIe. Will it be a bottleneck??
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October 18, 2012 10:28:18 AM

the 7750 isnt powerful enough to bottleneck
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October 18, 2012 11:24:30 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the 7750 isnt powerful enough to bottleneck

Thanks man! Its like a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot lol. SOO SLOW D:
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October 25, 2012 5:37:11 AM

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November 14, 2012 4:54:17 PM

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