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#1 bshaven

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:19 PM

I need help with selecting a video card. I'm looking to play game such a CS:GO, COD, WOW, and  MODDED  MINECRAFT in Medium to   High  quality... 

My computer details are listed below and I can spend no more that $250

Computer: Dell Optiplex 7010
Computer type: Mini Tower
 Operating  System: Windows  7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.20GHz, Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0KRC95 (CPU 1)
Graphics: DELL E2211H (1366x768@60Hz), Intel HD Graphics (Dell)
Storage: 931GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
 Optical  Drives: HL-DT- ST DVD+-RW GH82N ATA Device

Audio: Logitech G430 Gaming Headset



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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:56 PM

Your budget?

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#3 bshaven

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:57 PM

Your budget?

I said in the topic - $250



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:18 PM

I would look into a r9 380x which should play all those games at that resolution at ultra settings, just check your gpu to see if it can support the wattage.

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:07 AM

GTX 960 is also a good choice, make sure your PSU can provide enough power to the card.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UOYQ5LA/ref=twister_B00UTH4YPG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:25 AM

GTX 960 is also a good choice, make sure your PSU can provide enough power to the card.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UOYQ5LA/ref=twister_B00UTH4YPG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

I would look into a r9 380x which should play all those games at that resolution at ultra settings, just check your gpu to see if it can support the wattage.

 

Ok so as of right now my PSU is marked at 275W and I am positive I will need an upgrade to run these cards.. Maybe we can look at a downgrade of the card and a upgrade of a psu... I would like to still run at those same settings. Do you think this is possible w/ a budget of $250?

 

 

Maybe this - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H33SFJU/?tag=xov-20


Edited by bshaven, 23 December 2015 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:52 AM

I encourge you to get at least 750W PSU if you plan to run high-end graphics card, here is a good PSU: http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-TOUGHPOWER-Modular-Supply-PS-TPD-0750MPCGUS-1/dp/B00IUQRPQS

 

You have to get a cheaper graphics card to keep the price within your budget, EVGA GTX 950 is quite good actually. You can always upgrade to a much better GPU, example GTX 970 or 980 later when you have budget and the PSU can handle it.


Edited by batman1234, 23 December 2015 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:05 AM

I encourge you to get at least 750W PSU if you plan to run high-end graphics card, here is a good PSU: http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-TOUGHPOWER-Modular-Supply-PS-TPD-0750MPCGUS-1/dp/B00IUQRPQS

 

You have to get a cheaper graphics card to keep the price within your budget, EVGA GTX 950 is quite good actually. You can always upgrade to a much better GPU, example GTX 970 or 980 later when you have budget and the PSU can handle it.

And both of those will work for my computer for sure?

 

Also. I checked the measurements for that card and it will not fit in my computer. The one for $159.99 is a bit smaller and can almost run at the same speeds but it will fit in my computer. The wattage on that card is 110W and my computer is alreadty running at 275W so do you think its neccesary to have 300-400W extra? I would like to save money if possible.

 

Here is the link

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Cooling-Graphics-02G-P4-2951-KR/dp/B013WQCC8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450887498&sr=8-1&keywords=EVGA+GeForce+GTX+950+SC+GAMING


Edited by bshaven, 23 December 2015 - 11:18 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:04 PM

You would risk blowing a psu if you use your current one.

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 11:23 AM

But what if I upgraded to a 500-600 watt... Not 750

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 11:29 AM

But what if I upgraded to a 500-600 watt... Not 750

 

Good quality 500-600 watt PSU is OK and can handle most graphics cards. That 100W makes big difference though.



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Posted 25 December 2015 - 11:31 AM


But what if I upgraded to a 500-600 watt... Not 750

 
Good quality 500-600 watt PSU is OK and can handle most graphics cards. That 100W makes big difference though.
So if I do get the GTX 950 and like a 500W PSU I should e fine right? Because I should only be at 375-400W

Edited by bshaven, 25 December 2015 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 12:27 PM

Will this work with my computer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B013XFK0R6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1451064039&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=gtx+950&dpPl=1&dpID=51FHSKV-CCL&ref=plSrch#immersive-view_1451064371084

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 02:28 PM

 

Main problem is that your machine is OEM and guaranteed to work only with original parts it came equipped with. So without switching to better PSU, there is no guarantee it will work.

 

With 500W PSU, you can put even better card. Then budget becomes problem. With 300$ you can get much better GPU. Can you save a bit or do you need new card right now?



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Posted 25 December 2015 - 02:37 PM


Will this work with my computer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B013XFK0R6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1451064039&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=gtx+950&dpPl=1&dpID=51FHSKV-CCL&ref=plSrch#immersive-view_1451064371084

 
Main problem is that your machine is OEM and guaranteed to work only with original parts it came equipped with. So without switching to better PSU, there is no guarantee it will work.
 
With 500W PSU, you can put even better card. Then budget becomes problem. With 300$ you can get much better GPU. Can you save a bit or do you need new card right now?

I think I'm just going to go with these 2 and upgrade in a few months or so. The GTX 960 / 970 doesnt fit in my computer. I know a few people that would buy the card off of me when I upgrade. Just wanted to make sure these parts will work in my computer with no problems at all.

GPU - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B013XFK0R6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1451064039&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=gtx+950&dpPl=1&dpID=51FHSKV-CCL&ref=plSrch#

PSU - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00J2FD6JQ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER




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