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graphics card advice

45 25 August 11, 2019 at 08:17 AM
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I have a Dell XPS 8900 with an i7 6700 and a stock 460w power supply and a stock GeForce GT 730. I play Overwatch 99% of the time and it works great but I notice some other games are a bit laggy. I was thinking of upgrading the video card but didn't want to have to upgrade the PSU or spend more than say $150 because better graphics would be nice but it's not super important vs the rest of my budget. Any thoughts?

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The card I have, that came from Dell preinstalled, is this one

https://www.amazon.com/DELL-NVIDI...B01MQ604GJ
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Hi,
I have a Dell XPS 8900 with an i7 6700 and a stock 460w power supply and a stock GeForce GT 730. I play Overwatch 99% of the time and it works great but I notice some other games are a bit laggy. I was thinking of upgrading the video card but didn't want to have to upgrade the PSU or spend more than say $150 because better graphics would be nice but it's not super important vs the rest of my budget. Any thoughts?
Can see why you're getting some lag there with the 2GB card. With that power supply, you can't add anything too big. Something like this is a good idea:

https://slickdeals.net/f/13290124-sapphire-pulse-radeon-rx-570-4gb-gddr5-pci-e-dual-hdmi-dvi-d-dual-...
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You should have no problem adding a gtx 1050 Ti in that price range that will easily work with that power supply. Even cheaper if you can accept a used one via Ebay. You should be able to go with a 1060 as well. Just make sure you get one compatible with your box power connectors.
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I'd recommend a GTX 960 off of Ebay if you don't have a lot of space in that tower to replace your GT 730. Dirt cheap, very usable, a big upgrade, and should serve you well.


If you have the space then I'd look at a GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1060. Of those two, you may find a "mini" version which is about the same size as the space efficient GTX 960. Again, all of those are older cards found on Ebay but a largely substantial boost over the 730.
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