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  1. Joined : Sep 2016
    England
    Posts : 8
    windows 10 home 64 bit
       18 Sep 2016 #1

    Need Help Picking Graphics Card


    I got a new PC, in a sense. The Acer I took to be fixed had died and he built me a PC using a Advent Windows 10 Tower. Long story short, it's a Advent Tower, Dell Monitor, Acer Keyboard and Mouse.

    To avoid my new PC dying , I need to get a graphics card so I can game.
    And I LOVE gaming!

    Can anyone recommend a graphics card that isnt too expensive.

    I have a screenshot of the specs, from Speccy. But my keyboard and monitor is going. It scrolls and does stuff I don't want to.
    It made writing this post on the PC impossible.
    So I am writing it on my tablet.

    I will put the picture here soon.

    So, what graphics card do you recommend? It needs to be under 100. I play free online , games from various sources, and 1 steam bought game curently.
    I may be getting some of games at some point, so it needs to handle them.
    I'm not fussy over graphics or specs. I just need to not kill the PC.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,374
    Win 10 14393.51
       18 Sep 2016 #2

    You may get better advice after you post some specs.

    However, I suggest a card based on the nVidia 750ti chipset. You can get versions of it that don't require an auxiliary PCI-E power connection, so they would work with most PSUs (> 300W).

    I suggest that you get the PC running properly before sticking in a new graphics card.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    England
    Posts : 8
    windows 10 home 64 bit
       18 Sep 2016 #3

    bobkn said: View Post
    You may get better advice after you post some specs.

    However, I suggest a card based on the nVidia 750ti chipset. You can get versions of it that don't require an auxiliary PCI-E power connection, so they would work with most PSUs (> 300W).

    I suggest that you get the PC running properly before sticking in a new graphics card.
    Thank you.
    It is running properly. The keyboards obnoxious but I figured the thing most likely to kill it is stress from no graphics card.

    The file format for the screenshot isnt uplaoding. so copy paste of it.
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    CPU
    Intel Pentium G620 @ 2.60GHz 32 C
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    RAM
    4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz (7-7-7-20)
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H61MXL/H61MXL-K (SOCKET 0) 30 C
    Graphics
    DELL S1909WN (1366x768@60Hz)
    Intel HD Graphics (Foxconn)
    Storage
    931GB Seagate ST31000524AS (SATA) 31 C
    Optical Drives
    ATAPI iHAS124 B
    Audio
    USB Audio Device
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Sep 2016 #4

    Do you happen to know the wattage of the power supply? That's going to help figure out what graphic card your system can handle.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    England
    Posts : 8
    windows 10 home 64 bit
       18 Sep 2016 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Do you happen to know the wattage of the power supply? That's going to help figure out what graphic card your system can handle.
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Foxconn
    Model H61MXL/H61MXL-K (SOCKET 0)
    Chipset Vendor Intel
    Chipset Model Sandy Bridge
    Chipset Revision 09
    Southbridge Vendor Intel
    Southbridge Model H61
    Southbridge Revision B3
    System Temperature 32 C
    BIOS
    Brand American Megatrends Inc.
    Version B63D3P04
    Date 22/09/2011
    Voltage
    CPU CORE 0.752 V
    MEMORY CONTROLLER 0.176 V
    AVCC 3.392 V
    3VCC 3.392 V
    VIN4 0.488 V
    VIN5 1.008 V
    VIN6 1.112 V
    is that showing it?
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Sep 2016 #6

    No unfortunately. Without the power supply wattage it's going to be hard to help select a graphic card.

    Do you have the model of the PC?? That might help us find the specs for the power supply.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Sep 2016
    England
    Posts : 8
    windows 10 home 64 bit
       18 Sep 2016 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    No unfortunately. Without the power supply wattage it's going to be hard to help select a graphic card.

    Do you have the model of the PC?? That might help us find the specs for the power supply.
    Its a Advent. Was Windows 7 but now is windows 10. It is refurbished, so it wasnt mine when new. So I dont know what its long name is that would be on the box etc. It has intel pentium stuff.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Sep 2016 #8

    So far I think the model is this: DT1404.

    And I haven't found out what the wattage of the power supply is and I don't want to guess what it is at this stage. I'll look around some more.
    Update: That's it.. it's a DT1404. Here's the link to the specs.
    UKT Support - Advent DT1404 PC

    The PU(power supply) could be as low as 300w or up to 400w or even 450w. If I use the 300w I'll see what you might be able to get.

    Jeff
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Sep 2016 #9

    Ok.. What I've found so far is that a GT 720 graphic card will work with a 300w power supply and isn't that bad and is in your price range. Here's one to conceder: EVGA GeForce GT 720 DirectX 12 01G-P3-2722-KR 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x 8 Video Card - Newegg.com

    You can just look for GT 720 cards and you should find other models.

    HTH
    Jeff

    PS, You can always replace your current power supply to say 500w so you can get a better graphic card later on.
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  10. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,374
    Win 10 14393.51
       18 Sep 2016 #10

    I see that the Foxconn H61MXL has a PCI-E X16 slot, revision 3.0. That's good.

    You won't normally get any power supply information from software. There is no real data interface between the PSU and the PC. The simplest way to get its specs would be to open the case. There's a sticker with its ratings on the side of the PSU. (It may not be easily readable, depending on how the PSU is mounted.)

    This is an example of the type of card that I suggest, if your PSU makes at least 300W:

    http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Prod...82E16814487025
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