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Looking for video card upgrades with only a 300w powersupply requirement

#1BlackmonPosted 3/10/2014 4:21:28 PM
I'm looking for a video card upgrade for an old computer. I'm looking to upgrade the video card enough to play Elder Scrolls Online on low settings @ 1024 x 768 resolution (since the monitor that it comes with can only do that max resolution.

According to "Can you run it", the video card is the only thing failing. The computer's current specs are:

AMD Athlon II x2 250u processor (2 cpus) ~1.6ghz
Nvidia geforce 210
4gb ram
windows 7
max monitor resolution 1024 x 768
300 watt powersupply 80plus bronze certified

Can anyone please list or give example of video cards that could run elder scrolls online properly at lowest setting at 1024 x 768 resolution (or even lower) that only requires 300w powersupply ?

Thank you in advance.
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#2Rolen47Posted 3/10/2014 4:33:23 PM
The Radeon R7 240 could run on that PSU.
#3JockoPosted 3/10/2014 4:34:22 PM
The GeForce 750 Ti would work.
http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/newegg/msi-video-card-n750ti2gd5oc

The AMD 6670 would probably be able to run it to at those specs for cheaper.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=602622&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&utm_source=Linkshare&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=8BacdVP0GFs&AffiliateID=8BacdVP0GFs-ffxJ58puVP2xKskYNf7dmQ
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#4DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/10/2014 4:45:56 PM
750Ti or 750 are the way to go.
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#5Blackmon(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 4:50:45 PM
Thanks for the replies.

So any of those would be able to run Elder Scrolls Online decently at lowest settings (1024 x 768 resolution)?
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#6JockoPosted 3/10/2014 4:58:22 PM
Blackmon posted...
Thanks for the replies.

So any of those would be able to run Elder Scrolls Online decently at lowest settings (1024 x 768 resolution)?

I think the 750Ti would make mincemeat of it at those settings.
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#7Blackmon(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 5:04:11 PM
Thanks. Looking around more, I found that the radeon 7750 would be able to run ESO as well? According to the guy, it runs fine with a 300w psu.

Here's the link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2036546/upgrading-graphics-card-power-supply.html

I'm looking to go for as cheap as possible. Thank you.

If looking for a budget. $100 is the max.
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#8The_Count_FooPosted 3/10/2014 5:10:08 PM
Get a ps4 if all you care about is ESO. Unless your friends are getting it on PC or something.
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#9Blackmon(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 5:38:01 PM
The_Count_Foo posted...
Get a ps4 if all you care about is ESO. Unless your friends are getting it on PC or something.


I have no idea what you're talking about. If i had that much money, I could get a better desktop with a better CPU and then get a better GPU separate.

This is a 2nd computer. I have a main computer that could run ESO just fine. I'm just trying to upgrade it.
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#10Blackmon(Topic Creator)Posted 3/11/2014 4:27:03 PM
Hello everyone. I decided to try out the Radeon R7 240 video card that was recommended since I have 30 days to return it and get something else if I decided it's not worth it.

My question is, this card is much better than the 210 that I have but it runs Resident Evil 6 slow. The geforce 210 card I had had no problem running resident evil 6 at the same settings. Am I missing something here? Is it bottlenecking?

Also the clerk I talked to recommended and showed me the Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 ti. He said that they just came out 2 months ago and they consume less power and that it should have no problem running on a 300watt powersupply. For just a couple more dollars, I'm almost tempted to exchange it for that. He said that it's at least 4-5 times better than the r7 240 that I got.

I have 30 days to decide and I'm wondering what your thoughts are.
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