Hi , just bought a new computer and im hoping to upgrade the video cardright now it has a radeon 7350 in it and im hoping to put something in it that will be able to play most current games on medium to high settings for under 200$ I will be playing at 1920x1080 and mostly play league of legends , starcraft 2 but i want to be able to run more graphics intensive games
The computer has an i5 2320 , 8 gm ram and the only issue is that it has only a 300 watt power supply. Any advice on if a psu replacement and a new vid card is required or if there is a vid card that can work with this psu , would be greatly appreciated.
Unless you upgrade the power supply, the best graphics card you can hope for is the Radeon HD 7750. Pretty impressive performance for a graphic card that can work with a 300w PSU, but it will not live up to your expectations.
The PSU doesn't need to be $80-100. The one I listed for $40 is fine for all the cards above (HD 7850, HD 7870, GTX 660) with plenty to spare. You can get the HD 7850 1GB for $150. I'd recommend going with 2GB though. But if your budget is really limited, it might have to do.