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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|04-09-2013 07:57 PM|
So in the end, a low power solution would be the best idea to not throw a lot of money into this aging computer?
XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card FX775AZNP4;FX-775A-ZNP4
Would this suffice?
|04-05-2013 09:17 AM|
|04-05-2013 08:24 AM|
Is it one of those GPU's like the OP mention in the first post, or is it higher than that?
For instance, I have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE. Is that mid range?
It's certainly not the top, but it's no slouch either.
I figured that the $50 to $100 GPU's were low end, and $100 to $200 were mid range and $200 up were high end.
Am I close?
|04-05-2013 08:07 AM|
|LiquidRetro||I don't think I would throw much money at this computer. Your processor is getting a bit old at this point (4 years?). To put in a mid range GPU you will need a PSU as well. Upgrading to more than 4gb ram won't help your gaming performance.|
|04-05-2013 05:17 AM|
Less powerful than you were originally suggesting, or more?
As far as I'm concerned, installing a card like that GTX 650 and a decent power supply that has the necessary 6 pin connector/s, would be super fine for your PC and to increase the results by 20% from that, would mean doubling your budget, as the very top of the line graphics cards are really overpriced.
You could even toss in an extra 4 gigs of ram for pocket change.
|04-05-2013 02:42 AM|
Well this thread is a month old now, and I'm more curious about upgrading my machine into a more well rounded gaming computer. It is practically stock at this point, so I'd to hear some suggestions.
Upgrading Power Supply
Upgrading Graphics Card
Let's say I have about $200-300 budget?
|03-05-2013 02:34 PM|
|03-01-2013 07:35 PM|
-4GB is pretty solid, so i wouldn't upgrade that. for mid range gaming you wont see a difference
-power supply by itself will give you 0% improvement. The reason to upgrade your power supply is so that you can upgrade other things such as video card.
-Video card would be your best/cheapest option if you wanted to get into mid range gaming. You wont be able to get anything too crazy with such a "small" power supply but you should be able to upgrade to something.
Kinda light on time, cant go too detailed, but i hope that helps.
|03-01-2013 09:59 AM|
|03-01-2013 09:22 AM|
the unit stays cools since I had a friend modify the side cover...power draw is enough for the 300W to support...
|03-01-2013 09:16 AM|
What kind of solution did you come up with for your unit?
|03-01-2013 09:08 AM|
|03-01-2013 07:56 AM|
I have more or less the same unit which I use as an HTPC..I'm not a gamer but with the power draw of the unit alone + the video card, it's enough for the power supply to support it...
if you put in more ram and a bigger video card, that might max out or your p/s might not be able to support it anymore...you can try but you bear the risk of breaking the p/s and the components tied to it like the mobo and such...
|03-01-2013 06:34 AM|
|komondor||When I did some benchmarking for work a few years ago memory was the only thing that made a difference in the real world but for gaming a video card will help your limit will be your power supply.|
|03-01-2013 05:56 AM|
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