Question about a video card+computer

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-R&utm_source=GoogleProducts&utm_medium=ShoppingSites&utm_campaign=HD-567X-ZNF3-FB-R?zmam=2003677&zmas=15&zmac=243&zmap=HD-567X-ZNF3-FB-R&zmam=2003677&zmas=15&zmac=241&zmap=HD-567X-ZNF3-FB-R&gclid=CM73uPOvxrUCFW3ZQgodUlMAAA

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)
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  1. 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.
  2. +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.
  3. Thank you for the replies. If I buy this card, will I have to change any other components of my computer?
  4. 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.
  5. Thanks.
  6. you are solid on that buy, enjoy the card and happy gaming {=^.^=}
  7. Actually, do you have any other alternatives that wont bottleneck or force me to change other parts?
  8. you mean like a better card? whats your budget?
  9. Under $80 preferably.
  10. 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=N82E16814161403
    What resolution is your display?
  11. 1600x900
  12. Also, will it bottleneck or make me change other parts? I don't want to spend alot cause im a cheapass lol.
  13. in the details it says a minimum of a 400watt psu, your current rig has a 300 watt, i'd stick with the 5670
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Ah ok.
  17. 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
  18. Ah I do see it. Its in the details lol. I had just looked at the overview. Thanks.
  19. Damn it the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150467 also requires 400 PSU or higher... Any other suggestions that will run Guild Wars 2 on medium settings without bottlenecking or making me change other parts?
  20. 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)
  21. 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?
  22. if you can find this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102612 somewhere....i saw itt on amazon used for $85

    i'd recommend just upgrading your psu, and getting the better card
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Could the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150467 still work on my computer without upgrading anything else?
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. So I can buy the 7750 with some small problems, not big ones?
  29. So I can buy the 7750 with some small problems, not big ones?
  30. 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)
  31. Ah ok. Thank you for the answer. I'll buy the 7750 and eventually i'll upgrade my PSU.
  32. You won't have any problems. The card will work fine. It's only a 55W card at MAX, for goodness sake.
  33. Im just wondering because it is cheap and I might as well upgrade it now.
  34. superkino said:

    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=N82E16817182199
    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.
  35. ^+1
  36. Can you recommend one that is under $40? I am on a budget and Im willing to spend alittle more, not a lot.
  37. 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.
  38. Oh. Any better ones you recommend?
  39. superkino said:
    Oh. Any better ones you recommend?

    Not at less than $40. I don't have much experience with PSUs in that price range. This Corsair, though, I would trust. But it is $45 w/free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    1 x 32A rail

    This Antec I would consider at that price range too. $43 w/shippng: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045
    2 x 18A rails
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