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Upgrading GeForce 6150SE 220W PCIe x16/x1 slimline PC

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July 12, 2012 2:31:36 AM

I currently have a GeForce 6150SE integrated graphics card in my "slimline" PC. I'm looking to add a low profile graphics card to my system so that I can run games more smoothly. I'm having trouble finding any kind of card on newegg that my computer could run and I really need something that'll give me enough power to play games like Diablo 3 on decent settings without lag. Can anyone point me to one?

PCI slots:
PCI Express x1 (1/1)
PCI Express x16 (1/1)

Power Supply:
220W

Bays (I've got no clue what these are but apparently they're important to upgrading):
1 x 5.25" external bay
1 x 3.5" internal bay


Any advice or links to a solid card that would work for my system would be supermega greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading. :) 
a c 99 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 4:55:06 AM

The best card you can do is a 6450 especially on that power supply, well worthy upgrade from an integrated 6150SE. You don't need to connect a power connector the card.

Can see the benchmark
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
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July 12, 2012 5:24:45 AM

fantastik250 said:
The best card you can do is a 6450 especially on that power supply, well worthy upgrade from an integrated 6150SE. You don't need to connect a power connector the card.

Can see the benchmark
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php


Lol that site rates it the lowest in performance and value. :S Is there anything more high-quality I can get that would still fit my system maybe?
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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 5:32:55 AM

For your PSU, it's considered a big upgrade and that is the best you can do for your system. The benchmarks is higher than the 6150SE.
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July 12, 2012 5:41:44 AM

fantastik250 said:
For your PSU, it's considered a big upgrade and that is the best you can do for your system. The benchmarks is higher than the 6150SE.


The AMD website says 500W is recommended... I don't think my PSU could even handle this anyways.

Would something like this work? http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...
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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 6:04:09 AM

If you look at actual benchmarks the 6450 barely scratches the PSU at around 30W of usage.

The GT 430 uses around 51W. So, overall, I am not too keen on the higher consumption of the GT 430.
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July 12, 2012 6:08:19 AM

fantastik250 said:
If you look at actual benchmarks the 6450 barely scratches the PSU at around 30W of usage.

The GT 430 uses around 51W. So, overall, I am not too keen on the higher consumption of the GT 430.


Alright, it's just that I could get the GeForce card at my local store, which is great because shipping prices to Canada are expensive enough to make the Radeon cost more than the GeForce. Is the power consumption just too high on it, or could I get by? Or would upgrading my PSU be better in the long haul? Or should I just get a completely new computer with more options in terms of upgradeability?

I look to you for advice, oh Gods of PC knowledge. :o 
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a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 6:50:20 AM

A slim tower severely limits what kind of hardware you can put into it. So you would be better off in the long term getting a new case + PSU.
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July 12, 2012 7:07:12 AM

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July 12, 2012 9:00:40 AM

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