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Old 09-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I have a pretty cruddy GFX card. Could anyone reccomend one in my price range?

I have just got a brand new PC, MOST of the hardware specs are respectable. But one thing seriously brings it down. The graphics card (Radeon X1300/X1550 Series)

Here are the specs.

Processor:

3.10 gigahertz Intel Core i5-2400
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

RAM:

8152 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

PSU:

150 watt (I think)

Any other specs you need just ask I'll be happy to tell

My price range is about £100-£200 ($160-$320) Do you guys know any good gfx cards I can get? (If I need to upgrade the PSU aswell that's fine, just make sure everything added up is in the price range)
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Default Re: I have a pretty cruddy GFX card. Could anyone reccomend one in my price range?

Price range doesn't give us many good options, even though I do think it would be above 150w PSU. CAn you give us the model of the computer you bought?
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Price range doesn't give us many good options, even though I do think it would be above 150w PSU. CAn you give us the model of the computer you bought?
LENOVO 7033CU1 ThinkCentre M91p

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Default Re: I have a pretty cruddy GFX card. Could anyone reccomend one in my price range?

That makes things more difficult, finding a low profile card.

This is the best low profile card so far:
PowerColor HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Low.. | Ebuyer.com

But it requires a 400w PSU.

Is it the ultra small, or not? They make 3 different kinds.
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That makes things more difficult, finding a low profile card.

This is the best low profile card so far:
PowerColor HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Low.. | Ebuyer.com

But it requires a 400w PSU.

Is it the ultra small, or not? They make 3 different kinds.
Yeah, I should've mentioned low profile before.
That gfx card looks good, will it be a good improvement? Is there any way I can tell if it's the ultra small? I don't know.
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Default Re: I have a pretty cruddy GFX card. Could anyone reccomend one in my price range?

There are 3 different models and there are no side by side pics showing the differences. I am just going by what their site says.

According to their site unless you put that card in yourself you should be running the IGP HD 4000. The 7750 would be a huge improvement over it. Thing is, your PSU probably wont provide enough power.
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There are 3 different models and there are no side by side pics showing the differences. I am just going by what their site says.

According to their site unless you put that card in yourself you should be running the IGP HD 4000. The 7750 would be a huge improvement over it. Thing is, your PSU probably wont provide enough power.
Actually, it has on board graphics before. I put the gfx card in. I could always buy a 400watt PSU:P
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You could, but I don't know what kind of case it is, so therefor I couldn't help in you finding a decent PSU for it.
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I'll try to find out today and come back to you:P
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You could, but I don't know what kind of case it is, so therefor I couldn't help in you finding a decent PSU for it.
I can only find out it's not the ultra small. I think it may be just the small. Any reccomendations for a PSU?
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