Hello everyone. I have a 320 watt psu made by gigabyte with a intel intergrated gpu and im thinking of putting one of the Nvidia GT 630/GT 640/GT 440 graphics cards in my box. However im worried about the power I have and I simply do not have the money to purchase another psu. I plan to play games like empire/napoleon total war and arma 2 as well as fsx. Will the psu be enough and willl the above cards be able to play the desired games decently (not on max e.t.c). I need to know as im on a tight budget and can you recomend any better but similar cards that will work on the mentioned PSU? Thanks.
i3 540 3.06 ghz, 2gb ram (can take care of) , motherboadrg gigabyte -h55m-s2v
windows 7 32bit (i know), running off the cpu's intergrated card, PSU is gigabyte gc320. thanks 4 the arma 2 replay's, gonna enjoy arrowhead. I need to know more on fsx and empire total war with regards to the gt640, 630 and the 7750.
the psu is not purchasable as a seperate item but rather if you buy the gigabyte m1 chassis that comes with it (alouth you can buy just the case alone) anyway the main point is that will the 7750 be able to run fsx and empire total war well enough now that ive recognised that 320w will be good enough? Arma 2 I may be able to run on normal but what about the others?
its not a pre built computer like HP or dell. Its custom built and bought from a computer shop who bought parts and put them together to make a pc. At that time I wasnt gaming so I didnt need a video card (Work). I can upgrade my psu if I had the money, but I dont. The psu came with the chassis. everything else was bought seperatly and assembled by a computer shop.
The 7750's relative low power consumption and being directly powered off any standard PCI Express slot instead of a PSU adapter make it the obvious choice. If your PSU still end's up being underpowered after switching to the 7750 then there are 480W ATX PSU's on microcenter for around $25. At 1280 x 720 with a couple of AMD Vision settings set to "quality" and using Lost Planet 2 bench-testing tool, ON MY SYSTEM (FX-6300 @ 3.5GHz) using a 7750 video card it benchmarked to 58 fps accross the board during "Test A" and 43 fps on average during "Test B" which hovered mostly around 30 fps during the last 1/4 of the "Test B" run, so that's what you can expect although "your mileage may vary ".