Need graphics card under $120 for xps 8100

Sk20872

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Hi,

I have a Dell Studio XPS 8100 with the following specs:

Windows 7 64- bit OS
Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 8 GB

old GPU (which is now completely non functional after 4 years): ATI Radeon HD 5670

I don't know too much about graphics cards and their compatibility with my machine, which I why I really need some help.
I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5 along with similar programs. Also, I'm not a gamer in the true sense but I do like to play games like Braid, Machinarium, Psychonauts etc. occasionally.

All the extensive research I've been trying to do has just left me more confused than ever. It would mean a lot if anyone could recommend a few options within the budget, that I could look into.

Thank you in advance,
Sam
 

geriimyers9

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EVGA GT 740 just $199. The brand is worth with just that budget. You can visit http://allcomputerhardware.tk/vga/evga-geforce-gt-740-4gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-mhdmi-graphics-cards-04g-p4-3748-kr/
 

geriimyers9

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EVGA GT 740 just $199. The brand is worth with just that budget. You can visit http://allcomputerhardware.tk/vga/evga-geforce-gt-740-4gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-mhdmi-graphics-cards-04g-p4-3748-kr/
 

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Hi geriimyers9, thank you for your reply! I really appreciate your help. Just a quick question though.
According to the features, it requires ‘400 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 20 Amp on the +12 volt rail’.
Mine only has 300 Watts power supply. Does this mean I should buy a power supply unit additionally?
Would something like this work?: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/9241426276990435807?rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS409US409&es_sm=93&biw=1061&bih=672&q=power+supply+unit&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.&bvm=bv.92885102,d.cWc&tch=1&ech=1&psi=PPRPVcD7MoLisASIrYDoCQ.1431303262720.5&ved=0CCQQpis&ei=ZfRPVfzPA8OIsQSEroCoAg
 

geriimyers9

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Hi Sam, with PSU you have of course you have to upgrade your PSU first, idk that your PSU is just 300 watts. Maybe you can stretch your budget that will enough for GPU and PSU.
 

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Sorry, it is 350 Watts. I think I may have to do that if there is no better option. Thank you for taking time to reply! I appreciate it.
 

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