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Upgrading My Graphics Card

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September 28, 2012 2:58:50 AM

Hello guys, I am interested in a new GPU and I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I have an HP Pavilion Slimline S5-1020, but the problem about this computer is that it has a small form factor. So i am going to need a decent GPU for the newest games, which I currently can't even run Mass Effect 3 on lowest settings. So I was thinking about getting this GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 814150633.

Right now i have two monitors, but i can only use one because of my on-board graphics issue with my intel G41. So I thought this graphics card would be a good choice. However, this graphics card requires 350W when the PSU only supplies 220W and the motherboard alone uses 73W. But that just creates more problems because then i would need a 430W PSU or higher and the case is less than 3 inches wide and i would need some special PSU that they don't even make. If you ever find a good graphics card for me I have a budget of $50-250 total.

I am so lost somebody please help me (facepalm).

PS: If possible I would like a Nvidia Graphics card but don't really care that much.

Crappy Computer Specs:
1TB hard drive
Intel Pentium E6800 @ 3.33GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
Full Specs:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02...

Also I looked into an external PSU that i could put somewhere here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817104054


And i have also looked into this but it is only 400W so I would need a graphics card that uses less than 327W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817338080
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2012 3:10:30 AM

robomanlamb said:
Hello guys, I am interested in a new GPU and I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I have an HP Pavilion Slimline S5-1020, but the problem about this computer is that it has a small form factor. So i am going to need a decent GPU for the newest games, which I currently can't even run Mass Effect 3 on lowest settings. So I was thinking about getting this GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 814150633.

Right now i have two monitors, but i can only use one because of my on-board graphics issue with my intel G41. So I thought this graphics card would be a good choice. However, this graphics card requires 350W when the PSU only supplies 220W and the motherboard alone uses 73W. But that just creates more problems because then i would need a 430W PSU or higher and the case is less than 3 inches wide and i would need some special PSU that they don't even make. If you ever find a good graphics card for me I have a budget of $50-250 total.

I am so lost somebody please help me (facepalm).

PS: If possible I would like a Nvidia Graphics card but don't really care that much.

Crappy Computer Specs:
1TB hard drive
Intel Pentium E6800 @ 3.33GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
Full Specs:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02...

Also I looked into an external PSU that i could put somewhere here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817104054


And i have also looked into this but it is only 400W so I would need a graphics card that uses less than 327W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817338080


Your CPU and PSU are huge bottlenecks, however you can still run an ok gpu.

Radeon 7750-$95 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This gpu takes power from the PCIE slot and doesn't need any power cables plugged into it.

a 220 watt PSU should handle this card.
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2012 7:50:11 PM

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You links run into a dead end. That PC takes a half height card and I am sorry to tell ya that none are really going to run any PC games that are demanding. The link that max refers to won't fit in your pc. I am afraid to tell you to upgrade as it will entail changing too many things to be worth it. Consider saving some dough to build your own PC.


Yes a new PC would be great but if he just wanted a new gpu the 7750 is will be a good match for his pc.
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September 28, 2012 7:52:45 PM

Yes,You need upgrade to avoid huge bottleneck!!!
a c 198 U Graphics card
September 28, 2012 9:01:41 PM

I feel like this question is familiar.
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