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Windows 7: i have a power supply of 550w what graphics card should I get

19 Apr 2015   #11
RGerard

windows 7 x64
 
 

What power supply and GPU can I get that does not exceed 250$


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19 Apr 2015   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can get a good PSU for 60 or 80 dollars that would be powerful enough for any GPU you could buy for 170 to 190; 250 for both pieces.

Look for the Seasonic G series. There are models at 360, 450, 550 watts.

SeaSonic SSR-360GP 360W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

SeaSonic S12G-450 450W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply, Intel Haswell Ready - Newegg.com

SeaSonic S12G S12G-550 550W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
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20 Apr 2015   #13
RGerard

windows 7 x64
 
 

What GPU should I get
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20 Apr 2015   #14
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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20 Apr 2015   #15
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

You haven't indicated what your machine's case is. That's really more important than the PSU.

The HD6450 you currently have is probably a low-profile card which can be used in a small-form factor (SFF) case. The retail card also comes with a full-size bracket that can be swapped with the half-size bracket, so that you can actually use the card in either a SFF or tower case.

But only a tower case will handle a full-size card (which of course requires a full-size bracket). The EVGA 750ti (and SC) family of cards are full-size. They are excellent cards, require very little power (i.e. they do not even need additional 6-pin PCIe power connection to the PSU, but survive simply on the PCIe bus), and provide terrific performance for the price (around $130-$150). But they are full-size, so they can't be used in a SFF case if that's what you have.
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20 Apr 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

EVGA - Products - EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GS Power Supply - 220-GS-0550-V1

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 750 2GB FTW w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-2758-KR

Get everything directly from EVGA, and do not forget to register the PSU and GPU at evga.com after you get them

I posted what I think is EVGA`s best low priced PSU, as I would never go with less then at least 550 watts.

And I would never get a card with less then 2 GB of memory.

That comes to $239.98, shipping is very cheap with EVGA and they don`t charge tax, not for me anyway. And they have excellent warranties.

You would be set for a longtime

PSU Warranty:

This product comes with a 5 year limited warranty with registration.
EVGA offers several warranty solutions for our customers to choose from. Please refer to the suffix of the part number and our Warranty Terms for details.

GPU Warranty:

This product comes with a 3 year warranty. Registration is recommended.


And the 750 Ti

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-3755-KR


Pick out what you`d like to get then compare the prices between Newegg and EVGA, including tax and shipping, Newegg can really get you on tax.
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20 Apr 2015   #17
RGerard

windows 7 x64
 
 

Raidmax cobra atx 502 wbg is the case I have the plug for my GPU is on top and my hook ups for my video are on the left
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20 Apr 2015   #18
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RGerard View Post
Raidmax cobra atx 502 wbg is the case I have the plug for my GPU is on top and my hook ups for my video are on the left
Perfect. Tower.

So you can get any full-size card.

Again, the EVGA GeForce 750ti family is very low-power, while providing terrific performance, while being priced right. It can be used just fine in machines with a 280W PSU (e.g. standard Lenovo mid-tower boxes like the M93p), so for sure your 550W PSU is acceptable as-is. No need to change it, and there's no 6-pin power connection needed from PSU to the card. It's very low-power, that's it's real claim to fame for providing great performance at low-power.

But, if you want to get a super-card which requires lots of power, you're better off taking the advice from others. I'm not a gamer myself, so for me a 750ti SC would be an excellent choice to stay within budget.
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20 Apr 2015   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just some constructive criticism, but please post links to parts you already own and are going to keep using, it helps us out alot

Of course we can do it, but it`s nice when the OP does it for us

Direct manufacturer`s links are best, but this is what came up when I googled your case.

RAIDMAX Cobra ATX-502WBG Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
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