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Windows 7: Upgrading GPU "How do i know what to buy"

06 Apr 2014   #11
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zap9x View Post
..... im thinking about an upgrade for GPU too .... can u guys suggest a GPU that is somewhere between 150 ~ 200$ please , i have only a 450 PSU , but i can upgrade it if needed , also im thinking about buying a 2.35 or 1080 monitor ...
For your current PSU I'd go for the GPU I mentioned above (ASUS HD7850-DC2T). If you're planning on upgrading the PSU does that come out of your $200 budget? You don't want to scrimp on a PSU.


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06 Apr 2014   #12
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zap9x View Post
..... im thinking about an upgrade for GPU too .... can u guys suggest a GPU that is somewhere between 150 ~ 200$ please , i have only a 450 PSU , but i can upgrade it if needed , also im thinking about buying a 2.35 or 1080 monitor ...
For your current PSU I'd go for the GPU I mentioned above (ASUS HD7850-DC2T). If you're planning on upgrading the PSU does that come out of your $200 budget? You don't want to scrimp on a PSU.
.... ty for your suggestion , well i believe i'm going to buy that if i dont wanna buy a better GPU , oh well ... its a bit out of my range , in vietnam its 270$ , but well i think i can save enough money for it :)
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08 Apr 2014   #13
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Okay i have a 300w power supply.. Something about 280 max watts with so many rails.
Its a desktop and don't know why it says laptop under settings.
My budget is 150-200.. If i have to upgrade my power supply to 500w i will but only in budget. Also note this is my first install on gpu and power supply. I have done mem before many times.

i have plenty of space long ways another 3 inches or more..

Also if i upgrade my psu can i have some recommendations please..Saw one for sale for 25 bucks on newegg. Is that price right for 500w psu
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08 Apr 2014   #14
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

A $25 PSU will not be any good.
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08 Apr 2014   #15
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

you could get a power supply for less than ten dollars.. but it would be stupid.

think of your power supply as THE most important part of your computer, without it nothing will work, not enough consistant power and it wont work, cheap unregulated chinese rubbish.. well if it fails theres a very high chance it will takw out your motherboard, cpu, ram and graphics card...
basically it has the potential to destroy everything in your computer.. you may be able to salvage your hard drive!!

I read in a magazine somewhere that the power supply should account for about 15 to 20% of your computer budget. so on a $1000 dollar machine youd look to pay $150-200 for a power supply. scale that down to a budget pc and your still looking at $80-100 upwards.
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08 Apr 2014   #16
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Corsair CX500 - 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply - Rakuten.com Shopping

what about this one?

and how do i determine which one will fit?
and cables fitting my computer.. I have a HD dvd/cd drive and motherboard..
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08 Apr 2014   #17
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

you cant go wrong with corsair products!
It will fit all midi, mid tower and ATX cases, basically anything other than mini ITX.
It will come with all the standard molex and SATA power connectors as well as 20+ 4 pin power connectors and 6/8pin GPU connectors. so youll be fine with that.
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08 Apr 2014   #18
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
you cant go wrong with corsair products!
It will fit all midi, mid tower and ATX cases, basically anything other than mini ITX.
It will come with all the standard molex and SATA power connectors as well as 20+ 4 pin power connectors and 6/8pin GPU connectors. so youll be fine with that.
So my tower should be fine??
Also the fan vent is up. My psu is on the top of my tower. Installing it with fan vent side down is a must?
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08 Apr 2014   #19
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

you can orientate a PSU in any direction you like, as long as the fan has enough airflow. you can point the fan down to fit in your case no problem. MY psu is mounted sidways in my case with the fan about 2cm away from the side panel/vent.
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08 Apr 2014   #20
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
As Badger said; you can't go wrong with a Corsair. Be aware though that a 500W PSU will still limit the GPU you can install to an extent. If you can stretch to a 650W you'll be much better off.
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