Graphics card question

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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  1. It might handle it, but an 8400 is a very old and low end card. What do you do with this computer?
  2. I been trying to get into gaming, everything is good except for the graphics card.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121624
    $210 AR and this graphics card will play any game in 1080p excellently.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030
    $55 plus $2 shipping and here'a a power supply that can handle the Radeon 7870 with a lot of headroom left.

    This would be ideal for getting into 1080p gaming. Do you want to do something else, or will this suit your *needs*?
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 1337RPG
    Look at latest news column in Toms Hardware.
  8. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-gpu-radeon-graphics-card,17606.html

    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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