Graphics card help Tags: Graphics Cards Lenovo Memory Graphics Product Last response: January 31, 2013 5:04 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Ashey_54 January 27, 2013 11:29:43 PM 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. More about : graphics card stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 27, 2013 11:44:34 PM A good entry level card is the 650ti, it should get you 1080p medium settings gameplay http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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... What power supply are you running right now? Cons29 a b U Graphics card a b } Memory January 27, 2013 11:45:44 PM 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 Related resources Graphics card - short circuit - HELP ! - Forum Crossfire or single graphics card ? help please - Forum Help me choose a better graphics card - Forum Will new graphics card help Lightroom on ASUS P6T - Forum Need Help picking Graphics CArd - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ashey_54 January 27, 2013 11:49:32 PM Im pretty sure its a low 280 psu a little black duck a b U Graphics card January 27, 2013 11:50:27 PM 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. Ashey_54 January 27, 2013 11:50:56 PM So im not sure if i can get better than i have with that PSU Cons29 a b U Graphics card a b } Memory January 27, 2013 11:52:59 PM that won't cut it, maybe the 7770 but i personally would not risk it. get a better psu, it will serve you well. stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 27, 2013 11:53:51 PM 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=N82E168... This is a really good and cheap PSU right now and is a good one Ashey_54 January 28, 2013 12:08:39 AM Would there be any problems attaching this to my current setup or would everything be normal? stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 28, 2013 12:31:14 AM 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 Ashey_54 January 28, 2013 12:45:10 AM Couldn't find an EU equivalent do you think this would be fine http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-Power-Suppl... ? stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 28, 2013 2:08:59 AM 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,... I prefer Corsair, Coolermaster GX, Some thermaltake ones, antec, seasonic and rosewill Ashey_54 January 28, 2013 1:33:07 PM UK stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 29, 2013 5:55:15 AM http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450s... 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-p1550s... http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cm... 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-r7770pmd... 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-fx785azn... Ashey_54 January 29, 2013 6:56:05 PM Think I'm going to go with http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450s... And http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd... Thanks for your help stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 29, 2013 9:15:23 PM Have fun building Ashey_54 January 30, 2013 5:39:25 PM I use HDMI cable to connect to my TV would the card be ok with that stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 30, 2013 6:59:13 PM Yep that 7770 has a HDMI out but you won't get audio out of it until you install the AMD drivers IIRC Ashey_54 January 30, 2013 7:15:35 PM Ok thanks Ashey_54 January 31, 2013 4:05:06 PM 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? stickmansam a b U Graphics card January 31, 2013 4:58:29 PM Yep the max power usage of the 7770 is about 100W http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7770_Vap... 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 Ashey_54 January 31, 2013 5:04:18 PM Thanks for everything i ordered the PSU just waiting for some more money before i order my Card. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources PLEASE HELP CANT PLAY SKYRIM ( GRAPHICS CARD !) Forum Help me choose Graphics card for AMD A6 3670K Forum Graphics Card Help Forum Graphics Card Help Forum Graphics Card Drivers causing Windows to not boot! HELP ! Forum Graphics card or monitor issue? (n00b needs bigtime help !) Forum Graphics card OC-ing help . 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