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Windows 7: Best graphics card that my PC can handle?

09 Dec 2011   #11
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Ah okay, thanks. So I would like to get the best graphics card for my PC below $150, who knows some suggestions? And what power supply I have to get for that one?

EDIT:
I have this GFX card in mind:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3962334&SID=

Will it run on my PC? And with what power supply?


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09 Dec 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You may consider this Silverstone 500W. It will run the card you picked and give you some room for future upgrades. It has 34A on the +12V versus your current 20A. The card manufacturer recommends a minimum 400W.
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09 Dec 2011   #13
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You may consider this Silverstone 500W. It will run the card you picked and give you some room for future upgrades. It has 34A on the +12V versus your current 20A. The card manufacturer recommends a minimum 400W.
Thank you! I would like a cheaper PSU but that could also work. Is my processor going to keep up with the Graphics card? And is it hard to install a PSU? I mean there are so many cords connected to it I don't even know where to start. Sorry for so much questions!
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09 Dec 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I would recommend Silverstone, Corsair or Antec PSU's. They are the better quality. A low quality PSU can fail and take out other components with it. Better quality ones are less likely to do that.

Replacing a PSU looks more difficult than it actually is, and this one is modular, meaning you only have to deal with the cables you need. When you remove the old PSU, just remember where the cords came from. The cords are made so that they will only go in one way. Your specs do not list your case, but if it is a normal ATX case, any ATX PSU will fit. It attaches with 4 screws on the rear of the case. You will need to disconnect the 24 pin connector , the 4/8 pin ATX connector and the hard drive power cables and the connectors that go to your graphics card. On the new one, just reconnect those connectors the same way. I believe the new card you wanted requires 1 6 pin connector, which this PSU has.
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09 Dec 2011   #15
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I would recommend Silverstone, Corsair or Antec PSU's. They are the better quality. A low quality PSU can fail and take out other components with it. Better quality ones are less likely to do that.

Replacing a PSU looks more difficult than it actually is, and this one is modular, meaning you only have to deal with the cables you need. When you remove the old PSU, just remember where the cords came from. The cords are made so that they will only go in one way. Your specs do not list your case, but if it is a normal ATX case, any ATX PSU will fit. It attaches with 4 screws on the rear of the case. You will need to disconnect the 24 pin connector , the 4/8 pin ATX connector and the hard drive power cables and the connectors that go to your graphics card. On the new one, just reconnect those connectors the same way. I believe the new card you wanted requires 1 6 pin connector, which this PSU has.
Hmm.. I don't know what case I have. Alright I'll stay with the PSU u recommended me. Going to buy the PSU / GFX card 15 december so if anyone has some better recommendations feel free to reply!
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09 Dec 2011   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

look inside your case and measure your PSU. On the details page of the link I have it has the dimensions of the Silverstone. You can determine by that if it will fit your case.
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13 Dec 2011   #17
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Doing a small verification, are these the 2?

http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-St...3801561&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
(changed to GTX 560 Ti since 550 Ti doesn't ship to my address.)

Would my processor also be able to keep up?
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07 Jan 2012   #18
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry I actually have no idea how to measure if a new PSU would fit into this case. Can some possibly identify this case for me? Sorry I'm really stupid.

I need a PSU which is able to handle a nVIDIA GTX 550 Ti
Link to GFX card:
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-M...5940953&sr=1-1

Pictures of the case:




Sorry for asking too much!
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07 Jan 2012   #19
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Bump - wow probably this is a hard question
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07 Jan 2012   #20
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Bump - wow probably this is a hard question
Not really. However, the pictures that you posted aren't very helpful in answering it.

The requirements for the graphics card are here:

EVGA | Products 500 Series Family&sw=

(Minimum: 500W PSU, 30A on the +12V line, two 6 pin PCI-E power cables.)

Here's one PSU that's relatively inexpensive, and offers some margin:

Amazon.com: Corsair Builder Series CX V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms Parent: Electronics
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