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Windows 7: I want to buy a new graphic card, can someone help me chose?


16 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I want to buy a new graphic card, can someone help me chose?

Right now i got a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 and i want a new graphic card. Im looking for a gaming card to buy and i dont know much about graphic cards thats why i need help choosing. Something about my PC:

AMD Phenom(TM) 9650 quad core processor, ACER x193w monitor (1440x900), NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, 5 years old pc

Right now i got 1400 dkk which is 187.69 euro and im going to buy my graphic card from this site Grafikkort - Hardware - EDBpriser - find og sammenlign de bedste priser og tilbud på danmarks bedste prisguide

I can also save up more money if needed.

Edit: my pc is from packard bell model: PBBGL00 x64-Based PC


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16 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

What size, brand and model is your PSU?
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16 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wait a few minutes im going to check it.
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16 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

FSP250-60HEN The dimensions of the PSU are 150mm x 140mm x 86mm

PSU has the connectors listed below:

1 x 20/24-pin ATX Connector
1 x 4-pin P4 Connector
3 x Molex IDE Connector
1 x Floppy Connector
1 x SATA Connector

Max. Output Power: 250 W
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16 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

You will need a new, trusted and 80+ certified PSU if you want any other card, or any new hardware component for that matter.
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16 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michalodzien View Post
FSP250-60HEN The dimensions of the PSU are 150mm x 140mm x 86mm

PSU has the connectors listed below:

1 x 20/24-pin ATX Connector
1 x 4-pin P4 Connector
3 x Molex IDE Connector
1 x Floppy Connector
1 x SATA Connector

Max. Output Power: 250 W
The bad news: you'll have a hard time finding even a low-end graphics card that will (officially) require less than a 350 or 400w power supply.

The good news is that it looks like the PSU is a standard ATX one, so replacing it would be straightforward. (The 140mm length is shorter than some, but I doubt that'll be an issue.)

The further bad news is that good power supplies aren't free. I suggest at least a 500W PSU from one of the trusted makers (Seasonic, Corsair, and Antec, although there are others).
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16 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can someone find me the cheapest psu please, i really dont know where i should look for one.
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16 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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16 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Is there any chance of you building a new computer in the next year or so.....or after this upgrade, will you keep using this computer for awhile? The reason I ask is because if you are just needing one for this upgrade, you can get away with a lower power unit, but if you plan on building a new computer soon, you should get a better power supply that you can use for the new build. Thinking ahead will save you money.
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17 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Is there any chance of you building a new computer in the next year or so.....or after this upgrade, will you keep using this computer for awhile? The reason I ask is because if you are just needing one for this upgrade, you can get away with a lower power unit, but if you plan on building a new computer soon, you should get a better power supply that you can use for the new build. Thinking ahead will save you money.
Im not planing to building a new computer. Im going to use this computer long time.
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