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#1 bouzlah

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:15 PM

Acer x3400-E3102 Is my computer. It has a power supply of 220w, and graphics cards require usually more than that.
So obviously most people would say that i should upgrade my psu, but i won't do it.
So i want to know what's the best graphics card i can get for my computer?
Also, please suggest me an actual video card instead of telling me to upgrade my PSU

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:56 PM

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/Aspire/AspireX3400/AspireX3400sp2.shtml List of OEM cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=5570+low+profile

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=6570+low+profile

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gt+520 Low profile only.

The Nvidia card pulls about 30 watts, the 5570 about 45 watts, the 6570 about 50 watts. AMD tends to be closer to truth as far as power requirements are concerned. Don't forget, you will need a low profile card.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:14 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121441

Asus makes some nice quality graphics card. It has all the basic connections like the VGA, DVI and HDMI.Inlcudes low profile bracket.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:57 PM

Can any of you tell me how (briefly) to install them?
I mean do i plug the VGA ports to the computer, or do I use HDMI to plug it or do i even plug it to the monitor?
IDK D:

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:11 AM

You would have to use use either HDMI or DVI since your changing the it to a low profile bracket which you lose the VGA and hopefully your monitor has a HDMI or DVI connection.


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:29 PM

So you are 100% sure that with this Asus model, it will work with my computer (Acer ax3400-E3120)?

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:00 PM

Yep :)

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