Jump to content

Need a new Graphics card?


Twinklestar7

Recommended Posts

I regularly play the Sims 3 on my PC; my partner sometimes plays a game or two if the xbox is out of order. I'm wanting a graphics card that will play Sims 3 on high to very high settings. We've been looking at the nVidia GTX 260 but we're afraid it won't fit; we know we'll need a new PCU of at least 700w too..

 

Has anyone got any suggestions? If so, where can we get them rather cheap?

 

My specs are atm:

 

iXtreme M3720 Packard Bell

Graphics card: nVidia 7100 (plays on medium at a push without advanced rendering on)

4GB RAM

Processor: Intel® Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHZ 2.50GHZ

64bit Operating System

Windows 7

PCU is 250w

 

Thanks in advance..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You won't need a 700watt PSU, 500watt should be fine.

 

I'd recomend this graphics card (juding by the price of of the GTX 260) The Asus HD 6770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card is cheaper and a better spec, from Overclockers UK (I cannot post a link due to only having a low post count)

 

Hope this helps :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm struggling to find a manual or picture of the inside of your PC so i don't know if you can take a dual slot card. However Danny1107 is right, a decent quality 500W PSU will be fine, but be careful as some manufactures fit non standard Power Supplies.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I regularly play the Sims 3 on my PC; my partner sometimes plays a game or two if the xbox is out of order. I'm wanting a graphics card that will play Sims 3 on high to very high settings. We've been looking at the nVidia GTX 260 but we're afraid it won't fit; we know we'll need a new PCU of at least 700w too..

 

Has anyone got any suggestions? If so, where can we get them rather cheap?

 

My specs are atm:

 

iXtreme M3720 Packard Bell

Graphics card: nVidia 7100 (plays on medium at a push without advanced rendering on)

4GB RAM

Processor: Intel® Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHZ 2.50GHZ

64bit Operating System

Windows 7

PCU is 250w

 

Thanks in advance..

 

As Danny said, you won't need a 750w. I have a similar spec to yours with a better gfx card & I only have a 500w.

My system according to a calculator I found online will only use 308w when it's at it's max limit.

 

As for the graphics card, it comes to your budget. Your current card uses a PCI-Express (PCI-E) connector.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You won't need a 700watt PSU, 500watt should be fine.

 

I'd recomend this graphics card (juding by the price of of the GTX 260) The Asus HD 6770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card is cheaper and a better spec, from Overclockers UK (I cannot post a link due to only having a low post count)

 

Hope this helps :)

 

I have pretty much the same card arriving today. I couldn't find anything better for the price, and i did quite a bit of looking.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It arrived yesterday yeah. Bumped my PC's index score up to 7.6 so that's quite good, compared to the 3.6 it was before. It didn't come with a DVI-VGA adapter though. Bare that in mind if you have a VGA monitor. Also check your PSU has the right 6 pin connector to power it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.