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Windows 7: [Q] power supply upgrade

08 Apr 2013   #11
crazymonkey05

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service pack 1
 
 

Well I can play games like mine craft with minimal lag already so yea I don't plan on being a big PC gamer that's what my Xbox is for I just plan on playing small inde games like slender man and amnesia


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08 Apr 2013   #12
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

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Well I want a better PSU because I want a graphics card so I can play games on my PC but most recommend a good 400 watt supply and I have like a 180 watt supply, so yea that's why
Do you have a particular graphics card in mind?
Well I was hopeing on this one would be good to stick in my pc
The 5450 is a low-end, low power card. 2GB of onboard memory may be a waste on it. If you can live with 1GB, and you're in the US or Canada, you can get cards for $35 or less.

A 6450 would be better, for about $5 more. They are similar, except the 6450 has twice the number of stream processors as the 5450.

I doubt that you really need a good 400W power supply with either. They are very low power cards, and they are available at half-height for small form factor systems. (You can use a half-height card, but buy one that includes a full-height bracket.)
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