Help on buying a card

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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  1. 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=654

    Newegg links for recommended parts:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202002
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612

    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?
  2. Get hd 7750.what is your current psu.
  3. As you have some case space issue, the I recommend you the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which has a compact dimensions 5.75" x 4" http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-benchmark-gk106,3318.html
  4. How limited is the space you are working with? Is it a length limit, or a slot limit?

    I would go with the Radeon HD 7770 at that price point.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600100181%20600286767%20600298539&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207770%20GHz%20Edition

    It's a better performing card than the 6670, and is close to the same power requirement so you should be fine.
    http://www.hwcompare.com/11887/radeon-hd-6670-oem-vs-radeon-hd-7770/
  5. What is your full pc specs and max screen resolution.
  6. 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
  7. Daedalus12 said:
    How limited is the space you are working with? Is it a length limit, or a slot limit?

    I would go with the Radeon HD 7770 at that price point.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600100181%20600286767%20600298539&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207770%20GHz%20Edition

    It's a better performing card than the 6670, and is close to the same power requirement so you should be fine.
    http://www.hwcompare.com/11887/radeon-hd-6670-oem-vs-radeon-hd-7770/



    It's a length limit, i have a slot available above my current card
  8. You should get hd 7750.it is only best low profile card available.
  9. 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=N82E16814202002
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612

    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
  10. ASHISH65 said:
    You should get hd 7750.it is only best low profile card available.


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007R1SQ1K/ref=asc_df_B007R1SQ1K11416467?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B007R1SQ1K is that the one? and what PSU would i need?
  11. With that PSU, a Radeon HD 7750 for sure. It will serve you well and you should have no space issues.
  12. 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
  13. Search into amazon for sapphire hd 7750 low profile.
  14. Thanks guys i will order one tonight.
  15. 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/Document.jsp?objectID=c01993830&lang=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=4079858&prodTypeId=12454

    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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