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eMachines ET1331G-03W, are these graphic cards compatible? which one?

I was going to upgrade my graphics card to Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti, or MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 650. I dont really need one but I'm a gamer, and don't really want to buy a new computer at the moment, I'm more interested in building one ( I just want to be able to play sims 3 and sims 4, thats all) I just invested in a new hard drive, 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB , and I think my psu is 5v/12v ( if that's not it I will look else where so let me know). I have AMD Anthlon ll X2 235e Dual core processor ( i heard dual processors SUCK now) This computer was great for gaming, I'm just upgrading somethings. But I don't want to put a new graphics card and blow my whole computer to smithereens. Let me know if this is a good move or not; and if not what is a good AFFORDABLE move that I should make, recommend me a compatible gaming graphics card, or any other upgrades that could help.. & inform me if you need more Specs.

750 GB HDD
6GB DDR2 memory
(I'm sure this changed due to change in hard drive)

Best Regards!
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  1. Yeah, you'll need to check the nameplate on your PSU to be sure. Most OEM PCs have a weak 300W PSU.
    Look for the +12V rating. It will be listed in amps (A).
  2. clutchc said:
    Yeah, you'll need to check the nameplate on your PSU to be sure. Most OEM PCs have a weak 300W PSU.
    Look for the +12V rating. It will be listed in amps (A).

    2.0A/2.5A , I read that it is unfortunately 300 W. How could I increase this? What part would i have to buy? & what would the result be in putting in either graphics card into computer?
  3. clutchc said:
    Yeah, you'll need to check the nameplate on your PSU to be sure. Most OEM PCs have a weak 300W PSU.
    Look for the +12V rating. It will be listed in amps (A).


    Some Specfics :
    INPUT: 100 -127v ~/7A 60Hz; 220-240v ~ / 3.5A, 50 Hz
    OUTPUT: =12v1 /10A _ 3.3v/20A _ 5v /16A _ 12v2/12A _ 5vsb / 2A _ -12v/0.5A
    Max:300 w
  4. Those amp specs are apparently the line side. You need to read the secondary side ratings. But if it is a 300W OEM PSU, you can use the GTX 750 Ti. If you buy one that does not require a PCIe 6 pin connector, it should run fine on the 300W PSU. Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487024&cm_re=gtx_750_ti-_-14-487-024-_-Product
    I ran that one on a 300W PSU with no issues. And it will be faster than the GTX 650 Ti by a good margin. Even a tad better than the GTX 650 Ti Boost.

    But try to find the +12V rail ratings.
  5. clutchc said:
    Those amp specs are apparently the line side. You need to read the secondary side ratings. But if it is a 300W OEM PSU, you can use the GTX 750 Ti. If you buy one that does not require a PCIe 6 pin connector, it should run fine on the 300W PSU. Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487024&cm_re=gtx_750_ti-_-14-487-024-_-Product
    I ran that one on a 300W PSU with no issues. And it will be faster than the GTX 650 Ti by a good margin. Even a tad better than the GTX 650 Ti Boost.

    But try to find the +12V rail ratings.


    Thanks for the recommendation, I think i will go with that one, and its 2 GB. But if I bought an active power supply will that help for this computer I'm considering this one http:// its extremely affordable.
  6. Best answer
    Yes! Go with the Antec. I just noticed you posted new ratings since my last post. The +12V rail is a bit light for the GTX 750 Ti. It will work, but can cause issues over time. Grab that Antec Neo. I've used them in budget builds before. A good little PSU for the money. You'll be able to get an even faster card if you have that.
  7. clutchc said:
    Yes! Go with the Antec. I just noticed you posted new ratings since my last post. The +12V rail is a bit light for the GTX 750 Ti. It will work, but can cause issues over time. Grab that Antec Neo. I've used them in budget builds before. A good little PSU for the money. You'll be able to get an even faster card if you have that.


    Great! Thanks so much for the help! But I Think imma go with the Cooler Master i600 - 600W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Bronze Certification. I heard the Cool Masters were pretty good products. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG! Is there a more reliable power supply you would recommend? But Thanks again for the help!

    Best Regards!
  8. Cooler Master makes some great things, but PSUs aren't their strong suit. That one's not too bad. But don't go overboard on size. Your dual core Athlon II isn't going to be able to utilize a card the size of which you'd need that large of a PSU for. And upgrading the AM3 socket MB with a faster CPU is not going to be easy any more today. Those CPUs have all dried up. All you'll be able to find is used ones of questionable quality.
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