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December 11, 2012 3:39:35 PM

I currently have a Radeon 6450 graphics which is not good for gaming. I want to upgrade it but my computer only has 300w and i dont know whether i could upgrade my video card without change my power supply too. What is a normal video that could play games like League of Legends at mid settings with no lag. I dont want to change the power supply, i just want to get a better video card, but i dont know which one to get. It doesn't need to hella good, but good enough to watch 1080p movies and play games without lag. Please help and thank you

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December 11, 2012 3:47:58 PM

first of all what are your other pc specs?, and also to be honest it would be super worth it to spend $40 and get a good psu that will also help you for future upgrades.
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December 11, 2012 3:49:40 PM

Radeon HD 7750 is the best card you can get without upgrading your power supply unit. Without more information (like where you are from and what is your case size like) I cannot recommend a specific model and provide a link to a shop.
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December 11, 2012 4:05:18 PM

Sunius said:
Radeon HD 7750 is the best card you can get without upgrading your power supply unit. Without more information (like where you are from and what is your case size like) I cannot recommend a specific model and provide a link to a shop.


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Get radeon 7750, it doesn't even require any pin connecters. It draws the power right from your MOBO.
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December 11, 2012 4:32:32 PM

Dnx said:
first of all what are your other pc specs?, and also to be honest it would be super worth it to spend $40 and get a good psu that will also help you for future upgrades.


Here are the computer i have:

http://www.frys.com/product/6944247?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Description is on the bottom
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December 11, 2012 4:38:29 PM

I want best price video card that has good performance on games and watching 1080p videos. I have a price range up to $120. I dont know alot about computers. How do i find out if i could even replace or add a video card in my computer? Is there like an extra slot?
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December 11, 2012 4:38:59 PM

7770 might be able to be handled at 300w depending on your power supply and if it can output enough 12v's
7750 is the safest option though.
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December 11, 2012 4:44:32 PM

If you have a problem with power try switching to Nvidia some card have lower power consuption than others. Otherwise i'll stick to ATI radeon ones. Do not take requirements so hard, they always put higher value of power consuption than it realy needs. People have no problem with runing HD 7750 with 300W psu. But u need to be carefull, some psu-s are ***** bad and it's not worth pushing them to the limit. You can damage your PC. You should check your model of psu and tell us. But still it will be wise to buy new psu to avoid risk. You can find good cpu-s (let's say 600W) for good price! I'm sure you'll find something that fit with ur budget.
With upgraded psu you can also think about more powerfull cards HD 5850. The choise is yours. Sorry for my bad English. Hope you'll understand. :D 
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December 11, 2012 4:47:22 PM

Should I get Radeon 7750 or 7770? Which one is better for the price and performance? and is a safe choice? is 7750 good enough to handle Skyrim with good fps?
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December 11, 2012 4:48:20 PM

I think 7750. It will be safer.
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December 11, 2012 4:50:33 PM

HD 7750. HD 7770 needs more power than you have available. I'd personally go with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 11, 2012 4:52:48 PM

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December 11, 2012 4:53:18 PM

yup 7750 is the best option although I would STRONGLY recommend a PSU upgrade since I'm not 100% sure that it will work even on a 300W since dell PCs are usually have the bare minimum spec PSU to run it.

Also the 7750 consumes about 20watts more than a 6450 so even if it runs fine it will be very close to the PSU's max power capabilities.
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