Graphics card help

Ashey_54

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Hey id like to upgrade my graphics card as i think its the only thing stopping me playing higher end games i would like some advice on what to get and how to approach it thanks.

Specs:
LENOVO Lenovo H420 Lenovo

8gb ram

Proccesor:
3.30 gigahertz Intel Core i3-2120
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
3072 kilobyte tertiary memory cache

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family chip set
Dac type: internal
memory size: 1760 mb

Board: LENOVO
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: LENOVO DPKT21A


Im new to this so if theres any more information you need to help me just say.
 
A good entry level card is the 650ti, it should get you 1080p medium settings gameplay

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127710&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

This will only set you back $110

The next card I would consider would be the 7850 2Gb which will let you hit high/ultra settings 1080p
There is a 1GB version but in some games at 1080p it will be VRAM bottle necked
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77602&vpn=FX-785A-CNL4&manufacture=XFX

What power supply are you running right now?

 
depends on your budget, get a 7770 if you are low on budget. or get a 660Ti if you can. 7950 maybe?

also, since you have a prebuilt, check the PSU, you might need to get a better one if you want a powerful card. a good 550w (seasonic, antec, corsair, etc) is a good place to start.

for reference i have an x760 seasonic, (it is higher than what i need i know) and im using gtx 670 with 4ghz procie
 

a little black duck

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Unless you've already updated your psu, as Cons29 and stickmansam have said you're going to have to upgrade its' power supply. A look at the specs reveals that it comes with a low end 280W psu.
Good luck

Edit: Lol Ashey_54 you beat me to it.
 
You will probably need to get a new PSU with anything higher than a 7770/650ti - IRRC both draw less than 100W load but depending on how the rails are arranged, there may be issues

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

This is a really good and cheap PSU right now and is a good one
 
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450sx2b9

This would be my suggestion. It should be fine up to 7870 levels I think (7850 for sure)

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu600cxv2

Those two would have more life in them if you want to get a way stronger card in the future

This 7770 card if on a budget 720p ultra or 1080p low/med
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd1gd5

The 650ti is priced too close to the 7850 to be competitive

This 7850 card for 1080p high gaming
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx785aznfc


 

Ashey_54

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Hi sorry to bother again im kind of worried that the 450 w psu would run this card i linked are you sure it could handle it?
 

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