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Upgrade fron Nvidia Geforce GT 630


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#1 B5Anteros

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 01:21 PM

Hi,

 

   I want to upgrade from my current GPU, a Nvidia Geforce gt 630. I have no idea what to get or what would work with my system. How do I go about determing the card that I can use? Also, any suggestions as to what card I should get? Not looking to spend more than $150-$200 because I need to upgrade the PSU also. :mellow:

 

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HP Envy 1417c = Intel i7 3770 at 3.4 GHz = 12 GB RAM = Pegatron 2AD5 Motherboard = 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164 Disk Device = Several External HD's = 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 = Windows 8 64 bit = Mozilla Firefox = Avast Free = Windows Defender.


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Posted 06 December 2014 - 11:16 PM

I think any relatively short (under 9") graphics card in that price range would work, sufficient power supply permitting. The length limit I took from someone on the HP support forum and you should verify yourself, but it's a micro ATX system so it's very unlikely a really large card will fit.

 

MSI offer a short GTX 760 which might be worth considering for the top end of budget - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n7602gd5ocitx also Zotac "Amp" version - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7040210p

Most all GTX750 Ti's will fit and they are considerably cheaper, but still quite good (no PSU upgrade needed either) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43751kr

A few Radeon R9-270's are short enough, but most R9-270X's I could find are too long.  They are just clocked a bit lower than the R9-270X - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr92702gbd5tdheoc

Finally Radeon R7-265's also usually come in at just under 9" so might be OK and offer great performance per $ - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r7265acnj4

 

Rank in terms of performance (fastest to slowest) GTX 760, R9-270, R9-265, GTX 750 Ti.  Most of the GPU's I mention are in these charts for quick performance comparison purposes.

 

If your system came pre-installed with Windows 8 and has UEFI then you may need to disable Secure Boot to change the video card as per these instructions.


Edited by jonuk76, 07 December 2014 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:25 PM

Thank you so much for that detailed reply! It was very informative. :thumbup2:


HP Envy 1417c = Intel i7 3770 at 3.4 GHz = 12 GB RAM = Pegatron 2AD5 Motherboard = 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164 Disk Device = Several External HD's = 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 = Windows 8 64 bit = Mozilla Firefox = Avast Free = Windows Defender.





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