I've got the HP Pavilion P7-1010, which according to the 'net, has three PCIe x1 slots and one PCIe x16 slot.. with a 250w power supply.
I dont know anything about upgrading video card, but one thing i've heard is, i need a new power supply.
DiabloTek 350Watt ATX Power Supply - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4365849&sku=D15-1204
Its a decent price.. but has anyone ever used DiabloTek? I've never heard of it.
For the vid card:
Fan vs Heatsink? I would Fan would be better..
-I dont need the slim profile ones
-I DO want DirectX11 Compatible.
-I do NOT want a refurbished one.
-I need VGA slot.
But like, I dont really know anything.. What is better vs what?
Sparkle SXT5201024S3LNM GeForce GT 520 Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), DVI, HDMI, VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=457402&CatId=3669
Galaxy 52GGS4HX2HXZ GeForce GT 520 Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), DVI, HDMI, VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=306254&CatId=3669
Its like, I look at these 2, and it's like.. which one is better? I dont know.. They're both 1GB, yet have so different reviews?
And I'm confused by many of the reviews!
They say the Galaxy one is "No better than onboard default graphics card" Yet how CAN it be??? its 1GB vid card VS 128MB Onboard! HOW is it not better?
How do I tell which ones are 'no better than onboard'?
I really wanna spend around ~35-40$ for a vid card, I dont do a LOT of PC gaming, but I'd like to have something 1/2 ways decent for when I do. and if its no better than whats onboard, whats the point? D: