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Upgrading my video card

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#1 Snowman3


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

Hello, I'm thinking about upgrading my video card and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Or, I guess, if it would be worth it. The specs seem kind of obsolete compared to others I've seen listed here, but I don't have problems running most games on it.

I currently have an NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT. I'll post my system specs below. The system is 4 years old, but I've owned it for the last 3. I was hoping I could get an upgrade in the range of $100-$150 or so.

The system uses 32-bit Windows XP (hence the not wanting to spend a lot). I generally use it for casual gaming (WoW, League of Legends, Diablo 3) and PhotoShop.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz, 3.5 GB of RAM
Motherboard: ASUS P5G41T-M LX
Current Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT
Power Supply HIPRO HP-P3507F5W 300W ATX12V, 300-watt Power Supply

Let me know if I should post anything else for specs.

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

You will probably have to replace two components for the upgrade, your power supply and the GPU itself.

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB - Make sure your case isn't low profile or slimline before you get this.



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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for the quick response. When replacing a power supply, do I have to worry if it's compatible or anything?

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:02 AM

No, that power supply should be compatible with your system

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

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