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Windows 7: Video Card Help!

17 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Video Card Help!

hey guys, just have a quick question for you all.....

i'm trying to upgrade the video card in my desktop to something more powerful to play games like Diablo 3 and other more graphically intense games. can anyone suggest a video card for my system or whatever else i need to upgrade with it?

(HP Pavilion p6754y Magnesium Gray Edition Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP® Support)

that's my current desktop^

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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18 Apr 2014   #2

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

That rig only has a 250W PSU, you wouldn't get any GPU to run in it as it stands. First off you'd need to buy a better PSU, I'd recommend a 550W as minimum (a branded one like Corsair), but depending on your budget for a GPU then maybe higher. Also be aware that that case isn't brilliant for gaming as it has limited to no airflow and your components will get very hot very quickly.
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18 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 64-bit

So pretty much i just have to upgrade my Power supply and then get the video card?

as far as Power Supplies go can i get any old PSU and but it in my case? or do i have to find a specific one for my form factor?

After all that is said and done what kind of video should i get? i was looking at the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT, looks cheap enough but still has the power i need, i really don't want to spend more than like 100/150 on one. i want something that will last and i wont have to upgrade again for awhile


thank you so much for your help!!
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18 Apr 2014   #4

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

I'd look at something like the 750ti, great performance for the price and low power consumption. Do not cheap out on a PSU though, it's the backbone of your system and you'll be putting it under constant stress when gaming.
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18 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

the 7800gt is a 6 year old graphics card. its already 6 years out of date so if you buy that youll probably need to upgrade instantly..

as stated the gtx 750ti is a great card for only $150.
its not exactly future proof though.

the upgrade life cycle rule of thumb for a high end system is every 2 years.
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