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Windows 7: Advice On What To Do With My PC For Gaming Please?

26 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 10
Advice On What To Do With My PC For Gaming Please?


So recently I've had a problem with my PC crashing on every game and after spending a week to try to fix it, I've sold the graphics card and took out my 20 dollar crappy power supply. I know the problem might have been my power supply unit crashing, but I didn't want to buy another one and still have a problem with crashing. I honestly didn't know what the main problem was. But anyways, my main question is: I have around $130 dollars to spend and I see an nvidia gtx 750ti on sale until tomorrow for 105 dollars and free shipping. Credit to discovering it by pcpartpicker's recommendations. I wanted to see if I may get it for my lenovo h50-50 desktop but the only weakness is my psu that has around 170-200 watts.

My other psu has 450 watts and I had an nvidia gtx 960. I personally think that it wasn't a good combo, especially in a business PC and not gaming one. But it's too late now so please don't say how I shouldn't have sold the gtx 960 if you're going to say that.

So the main question:

May I get a gtx 750ti for my pc with around 170-200 watts, or will it fry it? I've used an nvidia 8400gs and it requires a 300 watt psu but it ran just fine and my psu wasn't loud or didn't pop. I'm just looking for a decent gpu better than my intel hd graphics 4400 and one that doesn't have an external power requirement.

If I shouldn't get it, should I keep gaming on my PC (with intel HD 4400), or just move to console?

Thanks in advance.

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26 Sep 2015   #2

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

The website for the 750Ti says 60W for the card and 300W min psu. Your i7-4710HQ has a TDP of 47W, then you've got HDD's, RAM, fans etc all drawing power. If your 200W psu is not gold or bronze certified ie 80-90% efficient, this new gfx card story could have a bad outcome.

A psu is the very last thing you should economise on. Although not a gamer, I have a 750Ti in one of my machines that I use for graphic design. It's a great card for the money and can drive several screens. That particular pc is overclocked, so what with the hot cpu, several HDDs and half a dozen fans I use a Coolermaster 750W bronze psu - fit it and forget about it.

Also bear in mind that, depending on the source, the 750Ti might need aux 12V (mine does, some don't), so if that's the case you need a psu with the correct connector - no lash-ups with splitters etc.

TL-DR - get the card and a decent branded psu.
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26 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 10

Oh sorry, my PC specs are from my old gaming laptop. This Lenovo tower is a lot different, the cpu is a core i3 4160 3.60ghz. Does that still apply? And the gpu I'm looking at is one that doesn't require an extra power source like it's not a FTW edition just a standard gtx 750 ti.

Do I still need a new psu? My PC needs a special adapter because it's only a 12 or 14 pin (can't remember exact number) and I have it but rather not use it. It's all just extra money that's not in my budget and I feel like ill be back where I was in the first place. I sit here thinking and I don't think my PC is made for other psu's, especially since it requires an extra adapter.

I guess I should say as the main question: if my PC can run a 300 watt 8400 gs gpu, can it run a 750 ti standard with this?

I'm trying to make sense but have no idea if I am at all..
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28 Sep 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

A 350W can supply that 750 Ti with enough power, but I'd reccomend getting a

CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -
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28 Sep 2015   #5

Windows 10

Ah, thank you. I just bought myself a 600-watt power supply unit earlier today made by the same company you recommended. I notice that it said I can have a rebate by 9/30/15 and i printed it out and all(the rebate form). however, i have to wait for the item to arrive to get my upc if i'm not mistaken. Will it be too late to get my rebate? it says 4-7 days, or is it fine since i activated it today? thanks and this is my last question since i just figured out last night that it WAS my power supply after all... gosh i feel so foolish. but it's ok we all make mistakes i guess.
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28 Sep 2015   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

What brand did you buy ?

A low watt Corsair (Anything below 750 watts) is garbage.
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28 Sep 2015   #7

Windows 10

Corsair CX-600M. I was afraid that 750 was too much...
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28 Sep 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Corsair CX-600M. I was afraid that 750 was too much...
I don't understand this.
The 750 is to much.
To much for what? If it will fit in the tower/case use it.
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28 Sep 2015   #9

Windows 10

Guess I got carried away. I've read something about people having too much power and causing the pc to crash. I just didn't want to run into that problem again thats all.
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28 Sep 2015   #10

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Too much power ?
Too little power will crash a system
The plugs on a psu will never deliver too much power than the device insists on,
The device dictates the power
The psu just delivers it if it can which is why you'd never want a psu that isn't capable of delivering as much as the hardware requires.

I can't even imagine connecting any hardware to a psu
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