Graphics card help

Hey id like to upgrade my graphics card as i think its the only thing stopping me playing higher end games i would like some advice on what to get and how to approach it thanks.

Specs:
LENOVO Lenovo H420 Lenovo

8gb ram

Proccesor:
3.30 gigahertz Intel Core i3-2120
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
3072 kilobyte tertiary memory cache

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family chip set
Dac type: internal
memory size: 1760 mb

Board: LENOVO
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: LENOVO DPKT21A


Im new to this so if theres any more information you need to help me just say.
21 answers Last reply
More about graphics card help
  1. A good entry level card is the 650ti, it should get you 1080p medium settings gameplay

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127710&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    This will only set you back $110

    The next card I would consider would be the 7850 2Gb which will let you hit high/ultra settings 1080p
    There is a 1GB version but in some games at 1080p it will be VRAM bottle necked
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77602&vpn=FX-785A-CNL4&manufacture=XFX

    What power supply are you running right now?
  2. depends on your budget, get a 7770 if you are low on budget. or get a 660Ti if you can. 7950 maybe?

    also, since you have a prebuilt, check the PSU, you might need to get a better one if you want a powerful card. a good 550w (seasonic, antec, corsair, etc) is a good place to start.

    for reference i have an x760 seasonic, (it is higher than what i need i know) and im using gtx 670 with 4ghz procie
  3. Im pretty sure its a low 280 psu
  4. Unless you've already updated your psu, as Cons29 and stickmansam have said you're going to have to upgrade its' power supply. A look at the specs reveals that it comes with a low end 280W psu.
    Good luck

    Edit: Lol Ashey_54 you beat me to it.
  5. So im not sure if i can get better than i have with that PSU
  6. that won't cut it, maybe the 7770 but i personally would not risk it. get a better psu, it will serve you well.
  7. You will probably need to get a new PSU with anything higher than a 7770/650ti - IRRC both draw less than 100W load but depending on how the rails are arranged, there may be issues

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    This is a really good and cheap PSU right now and is a good one
  8. Would there be any problems attaching this to my current setup or would everything be normal?
  9. Almost all power supplies are a standard ATX format
    The case you have also from what i can see on the net is a mid tower mATX case which can fit the PSU fine
  10. where exactly in the EU are you?

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/

    yop right coner allows you to select some EU countires

    here is a UK list
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#m=52,50,11,57,94,29,95,51,56,39&sort=a7
    I prefer Corsair, Coolermaster GX, Some thermaltake ones, antec, seasonic and rosewill
  11. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450sx2b9

    This would be my suggestion. It should be fine up to 7870 levels I think (7850 for sure)

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu600cxv2

    Those two would have more life in them if you want to get a way stronger card in the future

    This 7770 card if on a budget 720p ultra or 1080p low/med
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd1gd5

    The 650ti is priced too close to the 7850 to be competitive

    This 7850 card for 1080p high gaming
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx785aznfc
  12. Have fun building :)
  13. I use HDMI cable to connect to my TV would the card be ok with that
  14. Yep that 7770 has a HDMI out but you won't get audio out of it until you install the AMD drivers IIRC
  15. Ok thanks
  16. Hi sorry to bother again im kind of worried that the 450 w psu would run this card i linked are you sure it could handle it?
  17. Yep the max power usage of the 7770 is about 100W

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7770_Vapor-X/26.html

    The XFX 450W can provide 34amps x 12v = 408w, which is plenty for a 7770 + cpu + other things

    I once ran a 7850 (130W TDP) on 14amps x 12v = 168 watts

    The XFX PSU's are pretty high on the quality and reliability scale
  18. Thanks for everything i ordered the PSU just waiting for some more money before i order my Card. :)
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Lenovo Memory Graphics Product