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February 21, 2013 12:48:11 AM

I have the Dell Inspiron 560 http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-560/pd

I want to play Guild Wars 2 on it.

On the website Can you run it, it said I have everything except the video card.

I want to be the XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR5 PCI Express (PCIe) DVI Video Card w/HDMI, DisplayPort & HDCP Support

I want to be it from the website Geeks.com http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=HD-567X-ZNF3-FB...

Is the website reliable, as in I wont get scammed.

Also, can I install that video card without my computer getting bottlenecked?

Thank you all.

EDIT: Also, I don't want to upgrade other parts of the computer (like my PSU or my GPU)
February 21, 2013 1:04:49 AM

you can use that card without any problems, and i've seen people play that game with integrated graphics just fine.

when you get the graphics card, just install it, boot the system and install the drivers with the disk

i've never bought anything through geeks.com ( i prefer newegg ), i would google their reputation and see what you come up with as far as reliability.

you shouldn't have any bottlenecking issues. see if you can get a demo of it and if you like the performance, get the game.
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February 21, 2013 1:34:44 AM

+1^
That card will work fine for your PC. I have no personal experience with geeks.com, but a friend bought a refurb'd laptop from them and it it's still working nicely. Likie the person above, I prefer Newegg for components.
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February 21, 2013 1:38:40 AM

Thank you for the replies. If I buy this card, will I have to change any other components of my computer?
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February 21, 2013 1:43:50 AM

superkino said:
Thank you for the replies. If I buy this card, will I have to change any other components of my computer?

Not a thing.
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February 21, 2013 1:52:42 AM

you are solid on that buy, enjoy the card and happy gaming {=^.^=}
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February 21, 2013 1:53:47 AM

Actually, do you have any other alternatives that wont bottleneck or force me to change other parts?
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February 21, 2013 1:55:51 AM

you mean like a better card? whats your budget?
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February 21, 2013 1:56:55 AM

Under $80 preferably.
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February 21, 2013 1:58:24 AM

superkino said:
Actually, do you have any other alternatives that wont bottleneck or force me to change other parts?

Best card for a PC that has a small PSU is the HD 7750 1GB.
Ex: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
What resolution is your display?
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February 21, 2013 1:58:52 AM

1600x900
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February 21, 2013 1:59:34 AM

Also, will it bottleneck or make me change other parts? I don't want to spend alot cause im a cheapass lol.
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February 21, 2013 2:01:35 AM

in the details it says a minimum of a 400watt psu, your current rig has a 300 watt, i'd stick with the 5670
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February 21, 2013 2:02:05 AM

I've bought things from Geeks before. They aren't a fly by night company if thats what you are worried about. They are ok and a good source for older parts if you want to avoid ebay.
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February 21, 2013 2:03:01 AM

superkino said:
Also, will it bottleneck or make me change other parts? I don't want to spend alot cause im a cheapass lol.

That card would be perfect for that resolution. And no worries, plug it in, install the driver, and play. In fact, if you are using Win7, it will load a driver for it. But I recommend going with the one on the CD. Or better yet, download the latest driver from AMD.
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February 21, 2013 2:04:13 AM

clutchc said:
That card would be perfect for that resolution. And no worries, plug it in, install the driver, and play. In fact, if you are using Win7, it will load a driver for it. But I recommend going with the one on the CD. Or better yet, download the latest driver from AMD.


But I thought it would require 400 PSU
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February 21, 2013 2:07:19 AM

Ah I do see it. Its in the details lol. I had just looked at the overview. Thanks.
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February 21, 2013 2:10:16 AM

if you want to get into the bigger cards, you need to upgrade your psu, they draw too much watts for small psu's....nvidia cards are a little better when it comes to consuming watts....but amd's are a little cheaper (price wise not performance)
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February 21, 2013 2:12:07 AM

Do you have any suggestions for a card that could run Guild Wars 2 and one that is in my price range,under $100 and meets all my criteria?
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February 21, 2013 2:15:46 AM

The HD 7750 dooes not require a 400W+ PSU. It is a 55W gfx card: http://www.hwcompare.com/11727/radeon-hd-7750/
That relates to 4.6A on the +12V rail(s). The card gets all its power from the PCIe slot which is designed to provide up to 75W of power.
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February 21, 2013 2:19:39 AM

correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't that depend on how well his psu puts out under a load? which given a dell, its probably pretty sub par
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February 21, 2013 2:27:45 AM

HoboCannibaL said:
correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't that depend on how well his psu puts out under a load? which given a dell, its probably pretty sub par

Dell has always used under-rated PSUs. There should be no issue with his use of the HD 7750 on a 300W PSU. However, there are a few HD 7750s that require a 6-pin power cable. Avoid those.
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February 21, 2013 2:31:53 AM

i have to ask, if you're wanting graphic performance for gaming, why'd you buy a dell?
(not trying to be rude, just curious)

in all honesty, after researching the 7750 i found its a 75 watt (max load) card, and is pretty efficient, check your watts, and if you got some head room, then the 7750 is the way to go. You'll probably be fine with either card, i think those 400w requirements are assuming that your computer has components that are running more watts than what you're running.
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February 21, 2013 2:34:49 AM

So I can buy the 7750 with some small problems, not big ones?
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February 21, 2013 2:34:58 AM

So I can buy the 7750 with some small problems, not big ones?
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February 21, 2013 2:36:22 AM

the worst that'll happen is that you'll be in a game, and your comp may crash, in that case just upgrade the psu (which i would do anyways lol)
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February 21, 2013 2:37:35 AM

Ah ok. Thank you for the answer. I'll buy the 7750 and eventually i'll upgrade my PSU.
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February 21, 2013 2:40:06 AM

You won't have any problems. The card will work fine. It's only a 55W card at MAX, for goodness sake.
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February 21, 2013 2:51:12 AM

Im just wondering because it is cheap and I might as well upgrade it now.
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February 21, 2013 2:56:19 AM

superkino said:
Would this be good for PSU? http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Supply-RS50...

It's OK, but Cooler Master makes everything good... except PSUs. I would recommend spending a bit more and getting this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I've put these in several budget gaming PCs and they never fail. But you seem worried you can't run the HD 7750 with your present PSU. If you get the 550W PSU, you can go with a much more powerful card, if you are thinking that way.
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February 21, 2013 3:02:44 AM

Can you recommend one that is under $40? I am on a budget and Im willing to spend alittle more, not a lot.
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February 21, 2013 3:09:07 AM

superkino said:
Can you recommend one that is under $40? I am on a budget and Im willing to spend alittle more, not a lot.

Then go for the Cooler Master. It will be fine. I'm not saying it is a piece of junk. It is an OK $40 PSU. Probably the equivalent of the one in your Dell. According to the nameplate, it is about a 350W PSU in reality; 2 x 18A +12V rails.
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February 21, 2013 3:11:16 AM

Oh. Any better ones you recommend?
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