Graphic Card needed

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by sudcell, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    Hi guys
    I am a newbie here.
    My name is sudhanshu and i want your help in choosing my next graphic card :)

    I really don't know what all to look for before making the purchase so your help is needed right from determining what kind of CPU, GPU etc i have as of now and based on that what kinda card is best for my needs.

    I am a moderate gamer and the graphic card that i need is just for gaming purposes! nothing else
    Your help is highly needed and will be appreciated

    Thanks for reading my post and your help (in advance) :)


    Right now i have i3 processor -- 3.07 Ghz Intel processor, 4 GB kingston ram (2GB x 2 sticks), 1GB Nvidia 8400GS DDR3, and 22" LED screen :p

    I am also planning to replace one pf my Ram's by a 4Gb stick so that i have a total of 6GB Ram with me. Please suggest this change will help in any way or not? (additional 2GB ram)
     
  2. Gun

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    What's your budget?
     
  3. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    150$ max. is what i can spend
    Would be great if i can find something within this budget and be able to play Games like SAINTS ROW :p
     
  4. Gun

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    Okay. Well don't take my word for it (because I haven't been keeping an eye on PC hardware lately), but I think a gtx 750 ti might be a good option. I think it costs around $160-$170 but it's worth spending that little bit more.

    Again, wait for someone else to respond before purchasing anything, that's just the best I could find :)
     
  5. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    Thanks for the reply and your valuable input

    Are you sure that this one will be supported by my pc's motherboard and processor?
    I have nothing additional to what stock PC's have. Though mine is assembled.
    I did it myself. Nothing special i purchased like you guys talk about power ratings and all. I don't know about that
     
  6. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    Should work with your motherboard as far as PCIE x 16

    What case have you got and what PSU have you got?
     
  7. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    :confused::confused:

    No idea
     
  8. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Any way you can find a make a model of your PC. We can find the rest of the info if you get us an actual model number. A 750 TI is probably going to be your best bet and you might be able to get by on the power supply that's already in machine.

    4GB to 6GB might help a little bit, but don't expect a night and day difference, your video card will have the biggest impact.
     
  9. ninjabubbles3

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  10. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    You guide me how to catch the exact model no.?

    if it WILL help then i will consider upgrading it
    If NOT then i don't need to upgrade the RAM :)
     
  11. ninjabubbles3

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    and A PCIx16 slot, do you have a graphics card in there right now? If so, it just goes into the same slot. What motherboard to you have?
     
  12. ninjabubbles3

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    RAM will help if you multitask a lot, if not, maybe save it for later.

    For model number, look on the back of the case.

    Again, did you build it yourself?
     
  13. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Are there any stickers on the outside of the machine that say anything on them that looks like a model number? Also what brand is it? Probably says somewhere on the outside like Dell, Acer, HP, etc.

    Ninja, stop double posting. Also if he doesn't know the model number or what a PCI-E slot is then I seriously doubt he built it. No offense to OP or anything. If he can find a model number I can find the rest. Also if it's got an i3 processor it almost guaranteed has a PCI-E x16 slot.
     
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  14. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    Yes i have a graphics card right now. Its there from the day i purchased the entire system. Nvidia 8400GS 1GB DDR3 is what i have right now.

    No stickers on the outside :(
    Its an assembled unit.
    I went to the seller and asked him for a HDD (1TB-WD), 2Gb ram x 2 - kingston, 8400gs 1Gb and Intel i3 processor with Intel motherboard.
    There wasn't any discussion on the Power input part. He just gave it himself whatever the system has right now!
    And Lg 22" LED Screen.
    Thats my system :(
     
  15. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    I don't multitask A LOT!
    Don't use the PC professionally..
    Just want this upgrade for gaming, again, am a Moderate Gamer :)

    I will try finding out the Model no. by looking around, or maybe on the BILL?
     
  16. goranpaa

    goranpaa New Member

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    That is a PCI E 16X video card. What I and likely the other guys posting would like to know is what Wattage your power supply is? Look at the sticker on the side of the power supply inside the case. We need to know that to give you a suggestion of the best bang for buck videocard that the psu can handle. But an Nvidia GTX 750 TI as suggested before should'nt be a problem if you have a psu at 300 - 350W.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8906803&CatId=7387
     
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  17. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    I just checked outside the rear fan there is a sticker!
    Output: 220V - 1.5A 50Hz
    Input: 220V - 4A Hz

    [​IMG] http://imgur.com/cnv10Pe
    AND
    [​IMG] http://imgur.com/AGM15nl
     
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  18. Darren

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    Yeah that doesn't tell us anything. Open up the side of the case with the computer off and see if there's anything on the power supply that says anything at all. You said seller, which makes me think you bought this from a person. Did they build it or is it a name brand machine?
     
  19. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    :(

    Pics uploaded :D

    Yes, they supplied the wiring and power supply on their own :(
     
  20. sudcell

    sudcell New Member

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    Yes u're right!
    I just spotted that written on my motherboard as well! :)
    Pics uploaded for reference
     

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