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#1 NpaMA

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:14 PM

Just recently bought a new PC and as usual the default (integrated) graphics card sucks. Looking to upgrade it to do some gaming, It doesn't have to be the best (ex: Crysis doesn't have to run at 1080p HD on the highest settings) but I'd like it to be able to atleast play most popular games on a medium (or higher) setting.

PC I got: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02859337&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=5099022#N68

I'm pretty sure the processor and ram is good enough for gaming, and I'm also running dual monitors on the PC so any gfx card recommended please make sure it has DVI and VGA ports (most do, but just saying).

Try to keep prices around $150-175 if possible.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:21 PM

Your power supply will most definitely need to be upgraded to at least a good reliable 500 watt PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150505 - XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - 159.99

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:35 PM

Upgrading the PSU is certainly doable aswell, but I have another question. I asked on a different site and they state the processor would basically be useless (not those exact words, but that's the point I got from their post) - would you feel the same way? As I said originally, I'm not looking for the best but just something to do here and there.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

The CPU is fine, here is a PSU I recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023 - GS600 for 89.99 available at Best Buy.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:23 AM

A quad core processor is basically perfect for gaming and 6GB of ram is plenty for gaming too.

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $175 - This is a faster card then the 6850 and it is free postage.

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