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January 10, 2013 3:09:29 PM

Hello, i made a topic a long time ago about upgrading my graphics card. I actually bought the 6770 but it broke on me so i ended up getting a full refund, i am now looking for a new card.

I have an Acer Aspire M3400 Blu-Ray Tower and wish to upgrade it. I have been recommended to buy an Asus AMD Radeon HD 6670. This card looks fairly small so it's a bonus for me as i have limited space. What's the minimum PSU i will need? i don't know the dimensions of my pc case so i can't really help there?

I just want this card or something like that for some Gaming, mainly SWTOR on high-max settings, GW2 on mid-High and BF3 at least playable :D 

If this is not the card for me, any suggestions? i have budget of around £120 or lower. Cheap i know but christmas was expensive.

Also if i were to shop for myself how do i find out what type of card i need? i ran cpu-z and it says i have pci-express with link width x16,max supported x16. if that helps at all?

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January 10, 2013 3:23:07 PM

Hi,

The Radeon 7750 is a nice upgrade for most PC's :) 

It has more or the same performance as your old 6770 but with much lower power requirements, even lower than the suggested 6670 but with significantly more performance!

These are graphics cards that work for can fit in small space and without having to upgrade the power supply.

Performance in various tasks:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/613?vs=535
GPU and Power specifications:
http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=676&card2...

Newegg links for recommended parts:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It would be good to know more about your power supply though.

Would you care check the label on it and tell us more about the labelled 12V current output?
Like so: "12V1: 18A | 12V2: 16A" or "12V: 22A"

And could you tell us the full specifications of your computer or give us a link to the it's correct webpage?
a c 178 U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 3:24:07 PM

Get hd 7750.what is your current psu.
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a c 178 U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 3:26:19 PM

What is your full pc specs and max screen resolution.
January 10, 2013 3:34:39 PM

How can i provide full specs, can i upload a CPUZ HTML file? would that help you guys?

All i know is my current card is a geforce 315 which is around 6.6 inches long, i have about 3 inches spare before it runs out of space, i have a slot above that i won't mind losing either.

These are the only specs i can think of:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1035t
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 315
Ram: 8gb Crucial memory
a c 178 U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 3:44:35 PM

You should get hd 7750.it is only best low profile card available.
January 10, 2013 3:44:58 PM

Grass Peer said:
Hi,

The Radeon 7750 is a nice upgrade for most PC's :) 

These are graphics cards that work for most PC's without having to upgrade the power supply.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It would be good to know more about your power supply though.

Would you care check the label on it and tell us more about the labelled 12V current output?
Like so: "12V1: 18A | 12V2: 16A" or "12V: 22A"

And could you tell us the full specifications of your computer or give us a link to the it's correct webpage?


This is my pc with Geforce 315 card, my PSU is standard so it's not above 300w
January 10, 2013 3:50:14 PM

With that PSU, a Radeon HD 7750 for sure. It will serve you well and you should have no space issues.
January 10, 2013 3:51:31 PM

Daedalus12 said:
With that PSU, a Radeon HD 7750 for sure. It will serve you well and you should have no space issues.


I dont mind upgrading the PSU as long as the card can run SWTOR on max Settings and BF3 on mid-high :D 
a c 178 U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 3:53:12 PM

Search into amazon for sapphire hd 7750 low profile.
January 10, 2013 3:57:30 PM

Thanks guys i will order one tonight.
January 16, 2013 8:24:42 PM

I have had a problem, the pc i planned to upgrade broke on me. The CPU fan is working, but there is now no beep on start up.

I am now looking to buy a cheap card and PSU for my HP6320uk Desktop pc.

My PC is here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

Now i am aware i need to upgrade my PSU so with this pc what is my best option? for playing SWTOR,GW2 on high settings?

I have a budget of around 150 GBP, however if i can get a half decent Card only for around 120- it would be greatly appreciated.
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