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Best Graphics Card for Inspiron Dell 620 (305W Power Supply)

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May 10, 2012 7:54:15 PM

Hello,

What would be the best graphics card for PC gaming without having to upgrade my PSU. I dont see any extra power cables running out of the PSU to connect to a video card either?

Will this one work?

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-128bit-Express-H667FS1...

Thanks!

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May 10, 2012 8:08:06 PM

The best GPU would probly be an HD7750 as they don't require extra PCIE power and make very little heat.

HIS iCooler H775F1GD Radeon HD 7750 1GB on New Egg for $110. About double the performance of a 6670 GDDR3, super quiet and Windows rates it at 7.4/7.4 on the Windows Experience rating...(yeah its not the best benchmark I know)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


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May 10, 2012 8:39:47 PM

While it's recommended to definitely have a 400 to 450 Watt PSU, it doesn't look like it's really required. So chalk up another vote for the 7750.

I'm going to go ahead and suggest that you upgrade your PSU regardless - I'd imagine the thing still has the original supply, which would be junk. This is an affordable, high-quality PSU that can easily handle what you'll be working with.
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May 10, 2012 8:55:22 PM

The card will fit well and dell' PSU is well made. I use the ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 for my HTPC (dell Vostro 220 C2D with a 300 W PSU).
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May 11, 2012 1:06:05 AM

Hi

Check out these power usage charts... HD7750 43Watts MAX, HD6670 62Watts

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/24.html

The motherboard PCI-E slot provides 75Watts and since there is no external PCIE power connection it would seem 75 Watts is the max it would ever draw...

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May 18, 2012 5:20:09 PM

So where did we land? Which is the best graphics card if price is not an issue?

I am not a turbo nerd gamer, so would this one be totally okay for occasional WOW and other old games?:
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-128bit-Express-H667FS1...


• 300 Watt Power Supply (Mini Tower)

Also, what would be a good power supply option that would fit the case withoutmodification?

Thanks for the input!
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May 18, 2012 5:58:53 PM

Hi the 7750 is the stronger card, I would spend the extra $10 and get this XFX Double D FX-775A-ZDP4 Radeon HD 7750 from Newegg.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Comes with Dirt 3 and Dirt Showdown $100 free games!
$104.00 after rebate!!


Sorry didn't notice this HD7750 requires a PCIE power plug.

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May 18, 2012 6:05:14 PM

I have installed many sapphire HD5000 and HD6000 series GPU's and never had a problem that wasn't the users fault (bad flashing). I would suggest HIS but not with this cooler design, so go with the Sapphire you wont be disappointed, it should be almost double the performance of the 6670 and still be very quiet and cool.

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May 18, 2012 6:14:54 PM

Perfect. Thank you for the straight answer, Fungi.

And thanks to everyone else for your input.
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May 18, 2012 6:15:34 PM

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May 29, 2012 3:58:04 AM

Hey guys, I went with the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750, and it was piece of cake installing it (had to rip out some random flimsy metal junk by the slot, but that was no big deal). It fits perfectly, and it is a pretty sweet card. Best I've ever had, as I tend not to splurge on components, and I also have a company to run from the same comp, so a really sweet graphics card would be rather distracting.

I tested an old WOW account, and maxed out the settings and got 60fps...better than the 24 I was getting on "Good" settings.

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