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November 15, 2012 2:22:46 PM

I am looking at buying a new graphics card as my current one is sucky and looking to spend about £150.
I am a majorly nooby so please dont make me cry
I have a PSU of 500Watts in a black series micro shade case, however i don't think i have a 6 pin adapter.

I have an ASUS P8H61M motherboard and the current graphics card is an MSI Geforce N520GT.
I have 2 4gb RAM and an intel 5 core processer i feel its just the graphics letting me down.

First post so please go easy on me.

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a c 290 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 2:42:16 PM

I agree with bigcyco, that's the card you should aim for.

However, you'll need a new power supply with a 6-pin connector to run that card (though I'd first check if your power supply really doesn't have the connector).

I'd recommend this one:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/430w-corsair-builder-ser...

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November 15, 2012 3:10:19 PM

Cheers guys, as said before I'm not the best with computers. Just wondering if I do or don't have a 6 pin connector as my current graphics card dosent appear to have any power supply to it. Also getting a new PSU may be difficult as it is built into the case itself.
November 15, 2012 3:12:09 PM

Also if i dont have 6 pin connector could i use a Molex adaptor?
November 15, 2012 3:17:17 PM

The 7850's are great performers, and MSI make fantastic cards.

The PSU Sunius has mentioned will feed your system no problem, but will leave no headroom for upgrades.
a c 290 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 3:30:54 PM

Bigdog365 said:
Also if i dont have 6 pin connector could i use a Molex adaptor?


I would highly not recommend it. A 500 watter without native 6-pin connector connected to a graphics card with an adapter calls for trouble. Also, power supplies aren't built into the case.. Show us a picture and we'll tell you how to take it out. Usually there are 4 screws from the outside.

As for finding out whether the PSU has it, just open up the case and check whether it's coming out of the PSU:



a c 185 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 3:32:39 PM

Sunius said:
I would highly not recommend it. A 500 watter without native 6-pin connector connected to a graphics card with an adapter calls for trouble. Also, power supplies aren't built into the case.. Show us a picture and we'll tell you how to take it out. Usually there are 4 screws from the outside.

As for finding out whether the PSU has it, just open up the case and check whether it's coming out of the PSU:

http://topicstock-tech.pantip.com/tech/hardware/topicstock/2011/06/HP3011882/HP3011882-8.jpg

+1 i would take this advice seriously!
November 15, 2012 3:40:17 PM

Just had a look and yes i can remove the PSU to get another. Just wondering if anyone has any recomendations just so it is still compatable with my mother board as well as all my other components.

Also, is it just becasue my current graphics card is too weak to require any additional power supply or is it connected with another connecter?
a c 290 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 4:01:45 PM

I have already recommended you a power supply unit.

And yes, it's a low power card, that's why it doesn't need additional power. It can get all the power through the slot.
November 15, 2012 4:07:15 PM

thanks for the help
November 15, 2012 4:10:31 PM

What would be the down sides of using an adapter from the spare '(white ended)' power cables?
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 4:17:24 PM

Bigdog365 said:
What would be the down sides of using an adapter from the spare '(white ended)' power cables?


:o  :lol: 
November 15, 2012 4:26:22 PM

well, if you want, you can use Sapphire HD 7750 GDDR5 or Asus GTX 650 (expensive) or even Asus GT 640 GDDR3 (found it bit more expensive than Sapphire HD 7770 standard. not sure why). but... if you using molex adapter, better get HD 7770 version. from what did i know, by retail (before rebate) price, the HD 7770 GHz would be $150. not sure for now... also, HD 7750 is little brother from hd 7770 and it should perform same bandwidth speed.

if you are going for no-no pci-e pin, go for HD 7750 GDDR5 or GTX 650 (much more expensive than HD 7770). if you are using molex adapter or buying a new psu, go for HD 7850 or higher instead (invest more money im afraid)
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