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September 15, 2012 1:54:12 AM

I currently have a ZT Affinity 7622Mi with a ATX 12V 350W power supply. I was hoping to upgrade to a EVGA GeForce 8400 graphics card. Would I need to upgrade my power supply or would the computer be able to handle it?

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September 15, 2012 2:14:33 AM

It might handle it, but an 8400 is a very old and low end card. What do you do with this computer?
September 15, 2012 2:15:50 AM

I been trying to get into gaming, everything is good except for the graphics card.
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a b ) Power supply
September 15, 2012 2:25:08 AM

It is the bare minimum. If you are going to upgrade, go with a newer model video card and a better power supply. Wait untill next week for AMD to drop prices on video cards, then make your selection.
a c 87 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 15, 2012 2:39:10 AM

It doesn't get newer generation than Radeon 7000 (although waiting to see if the price drops change anything is a good idea) and the power supply that I recommended is far more than the bare minimum. Were you referring to OP's question about the Geforce 8400 card with the 350W PSU when you said this?
September 15, 2012 2:46:36 AM

knightdog56 said:
It is the bare minimum. If you are going to upgrade, go with a newer model video card and a better power supply. Wait untill next week for AMD to drop prices on video cards, then make your selection.

This is kind of off topic, but I was wondering if someone could give me more details concerning the AMD gpu price drops.
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a b ) Power supply
September 15, 2012 2:51:57 AM

1337RPG
Look at latest news column in Toms Hardware.
a c 87 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 15, 2012 3:00:13 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-gpu-radeon-graphic...

Radeon 7850 is supposed to drop to $200 MSRP with the 7870 dropping to $240 MSRP, but you'll find them both well under their MSRPs. Heck, you could find several 7870 models below $240 even before these price cuts. Unlike Nvidia's cards, MSRP is kinda ignored for AMD's cards, although I'm not sure of why that is.
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