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Windows 7: im looking to upgrade my graphics card, what do you suggest?

13 Jan 2013   #11
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skrillek View Post
3.3 volts sorry fps group?
fps350 60 hcc
FSP350, maybe?

That could be a 350W Fortron power supply. That would limit your graphics card choices to relatively low-powered cards, which wouldn't use auxiliary PCI-E power connectors. (A card that uses 75W or less can get all of its power through the PCI-E slot.) 350W might be enough for a card based on the nVidia GeForce GT640 chip (according to www.eVGA.com). www.sapphiretech.com requires 400W for a Radeon HD 7750.


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14 Jan 2013   #12
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

What do you use your computer for?
What is your budget?
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14 Jan 2013   #13
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

iv got games like need for speed and far cry 3 and i got a lot of lag and low fps, which isnt good enough
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14 Jan 2013   #14
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

And your budget?

Here's a $500 build (assuming you're in the UK) that will run those games at a nice FPS. AMD FX-6300, Sapphire Radeon HD 7870, Zalman Z9 Plus - System Build - PCPartPicker United Kingdom
Building your own is pretty simple, there's a lot of youtube guides out there. This one is very thorough (however not using the same parts as the build I've linked. The build on the video is prety good as well).
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14 Jan 2013   #15
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

so if i got the
Sapphire
11199-00-20G


it will work with my current machine? i dont want to change my whole computer
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14 Jan 2013   #16
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Well the rest of your computer is very low-end.
Even with a new graphics card, your processor and motherboard are still bad, so there wouldn't be much performance difference.
I also wouldn't run a mid range card like that on that power supply either.

You can't just upgrade 1 component and expect a big difference, hardware relies on other parts being at the same level as well.
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14 Jan 2013   #17
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skrillek View Post
so if i got the
Sapphire
11199-00-20G

it will work with my current machine? i dont want to change my whole computer
No.

Sapphire requires a 500W PSU with two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors for that card:

SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5#

Cheat on that at your peril.
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14 Jan 2013   #18
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

gaming
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14 Jan 2013   #19
azasadny

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

The HD7750 doesn't require any additional power, as the PIC express slot provides 75watts. At around $100, it will leave you enough $ to buy an SSD for your rig!
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14 Jan 2013   #20
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
The HD7750 doesn't require any additional power, as the PIC express slot provides 75watts. At around $100, it will leave you enough $ to buy an SSD for your rig!
No, a better CPU would give a much better performance boost than a SSD would. SSD's only help with I/O speeds (loading and booting), there won't be any FPS difference. However because of the motherboard, he'd need to get a new on of those as well.

I suggest getting the motherboard and cpu from the build I suggested. Only ~
150.
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