Whats the best low profile card that will work with my computer?

I have:
Computer: Acer Aspire x1 420g It is a 64-bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 645 3.10 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB (3.75 GB usable)
Current Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150se nForce 430 (It's integrated)
My power supply is 220 W (PFC, 80 Plus-certified, more than 82% efficiency)
I have 1TB Hard drive
Here's a link to my computer model specs: http://support.acer.com/us/en/acerpanam/desktop/2011/acer/aspire/AspireX1420G/AspireX1420Gnv.shtml

I also have a new power supply picked out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338063
Ive seen other forums on about the same thing. But the cards they used are hard to find now and a bit outdated.
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  1. In terms of performance for gaming, a Radeon HD 6670 is your best bet and will fit very nicely with your PSU. Here's a link to a pretty good one, but you can shop around for one on sale for less.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102958
  2. Will that only work with my PSU i linked to? Or will it work with 220w?
  3. It should be fine, the 6670 doesn't draw much power at all and the system will work fine. If you're really paranoid, or planning on adding an SSD or another HDD, you can buy the new PSU. I guess it depends on your budget.
  4. I'll put in a word here.

    I had an Acer Aspire X1301, very similar to yours, and I concluded that the power supply was not upgrade able. Why? The power supply cut-out on the rear of the case was meant to only fit the power supply that was in it.



    Here is what I am talking about. The power supply you have picked, which should no doubt work with the 6670 BTW, will most likely not fit in the case. You see the hole for the connector is very specific.

    That being said my X1301 is older than yours and this might not be the case. But thought I would say something.
  5. On other forums on this website a guy with the same computer as me got it in there he didn't mention that. but i'm now just planing on buying the card and psu.
  6. Also are there any other cords to plug in from the card to the board like for the fan?
  7. no the hd 6670 does not require a power connector to run
  8. The 6670 draws all it's power from the the PCI-E port on the motherboard. If you have concerns about the PSU fitting, keep in mind to run the 6670 you won't need very much power at all and will run on the 220W.
    If the PSU isn't upgradable, and you're really concerned about the not having enough power, you can wait for low profile Radeon HD 7000 series card. They draw an unbelievable low amount of power and are very efficient.
    However, there really isn't any reason to worry, a 220W PSU will run that card just fine. I was just reading an article where a person who whose PC had significantly more inside it to draw power, was able to very successfully run it on a 280W PSU.
  9. I've ran a 6670 on my Acer Aspire before. I wouldnt recommend it, but its something you can do at your own risk.

    Sure you can run it and it would work like mine did, but I wouldnt trust it for long term use. If you want, you can mount all your stuff in a new case with a new power supply for pretty cheap and then you can run better cards.
  10. That's actually a pretty good idea, if you don't mind getting your hands dirty. Corsair sells a very nice 430W unit for pretty cheap that would be perfect for you.

    I personally recommend this case to a budget builder, I've used it for two builds and it's great deal for the price. Good airflow, well designed, sturdy, easy to work in, and tool less. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154098

    This is the power supply I mentioned. I've used it once, and seen it in a number of budget builds from friends and it holds up pretty well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    And it will let you put in a nicer video card then the 6670. If it's in your budget, either of these would complement your current system well.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127606
  11. At the moment i just want something thats better than my terrible integrated card. The hd 6670 is what i think im going to get. As for the new case thing i would rather get a new computer completely. I don't know that much and all probably end up messing it up.
  12. I have another question for anyone that comes across and sees this. On the 6670 it pretty long and the fan extends past where there are cuts in my case. Wont this lead to alot of problems?
  13. nfsfreak101 said:
    At the moment i just want something thats better than my terrible integrated card. The hd 6670 is what i think im going to get. As for the new case thing i would rather get a new computer completely. I don't know that much and all probably end up messing it up.


    putting togeather a computer is easy, really it is you can go from not know one thing to being pretty good with computers just searching around toms hardware.... and its like putting legos togeather, if you need there are a ton of guides out there also. IMO i would just go for it!
  14. Learn by doing my friend. I built my first PC at 14. It's a very easy, simple process. Anyone who can use a screw driver, can build, or in your case, transfer a pc to a new case.
  15. It is really easy. I rebuilt an old HP from the ground 5 years ago. Its pretty easy and is the much better option in my opinion.

    There are numerous guides out there, but the Newegg one is one of the best ones there is.

    I would highly recommend a re-build if you really want to game.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
  16. Quote:
    It is really easy. I rebuilt an old HP from the ground 5 years ago. Its pretty easy and is the much better option in my opinion.

    There are numerous guides out there, but the Newegg one is one of the best ones there is.

    I would highly recommend a re-build if you really want to gam


    This right here. Best option possible. If you felt confident enough to swap PSU's and add a video card, you can build a PC! :D
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