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May 18, 2012 4:15:16 AM

So i want a new graphics card and i play a lot of games and idk which will fit and be the fastest for my computer on a $150 budget. I have a dell xps210 and i don't know what my power supply either.

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a c 153 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:16:50 AM

Can you look at the sticker on the power supply?
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May 18, 2012 4:30:05 AM

It says 275w max output.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:32:14 AM

Yikes. What games do you play, and what settings do you want?
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May 18, 2012 4:35:50 AM

How much do power supplies run for thats a decent one? Umm im trying to get it to play diablo 3 without it running slow or anything. Best possible settings.
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:38:09 AM

That's rough. What is the rating on your +12v rail - It's also on the sticker; will look something like +12v @ XXa.

Your +12v rail isn't likely to be able to support any card that requires a 6 pin connection (you'd probably need an adapter for one anyway). The PSU *may* support an HD 7750. That's the fastest card that's powered through the pci-e bus (~$110).
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:42:07 AM

You might be SOL on a new power supply. The XPS series use an unusual small form PSU.
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May 18, 2012 4:44:01 AM

How much is an adapter for an hd7750? It says +5v /18a. I think thats the one lol
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May 18, 2012 4:47:00 AM

Yeah thats my computer. A low profile card? What's that?
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:49:29 AM

s**t out of luck.

A low profile card is one small enough to fit into that case. It won't fit a normal size card.

The strongest low profile card out right now is the HD 6670.
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May 18, 2012 4:49:47 AM

So even if i get an adapter i still can't use a good graphics card?
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:51:51 AM

Correct. Your power supply isn't strong enough to support one.
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May 18, 2012 4:51:52 AM

Oh ok gotcha. The HD 6670 is a decent one and will be able to play diablo 3 without it being slow?
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 4:53:38 AM

What resolution will you be running diablo 3 at?
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a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 5:00:26 AM

The 6670 will give you smooth framerates in D3 on pretty high settings at that resolution.
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May 18, 2012 5:03:54 AM

Ok thanks. Well what kind shold i get for hd 6670. Theres different types. Idk which one is best.
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
May 18, 2012 5:08:03 AM

Doesn't really matter, most manufacturers are fairly reputable. Off the top of my head, Asus and XFX are a couple of the more reputable companies in the video card market. Gigabyte, sapphie, HIS, and MSI are all decent, too.
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