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Video upgrade advice needed!


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bobkn

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Alright, so I've recently purchased an Acer AX1420G-U5832 desktop PC and wanted to upgrade the Video card to something where I can enjoy smooth gaming. I'm not a heavy gamer but I'd still like to play games such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent and such. I've noticed that my PSU is only 220w and most cards for gaming requires a better PSU. Can anyone suggest a half-height video card for my PC without purchasing a new PSU? If there's no way of finding a decent video card for my desire, can anyone suggest both a card and PSU compatible for my PC? Thank you
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Digerati

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Hi bobkn and :welcome:

You need to set a budget then I think you are just going to have start searching Newegg and other sites for cards, then look up those cards at the card maker's sites to see their system requirements. You certainly are limited by that PSU. Note you may have better luck searching for low profile graphics cards.

Note that upgrade options are typically very limited with entry-level computers, and by small form factor (SFF) computers, and your Acer is both. Replacement SFF PSUs with higher power capability are even harder to find - especially since there are more than one type as seen here.
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