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What cheap graphics card should I get to replace integrated graphic?

#1TheSageOfAwsomePosted 6/17/2012 5:53:49 PM
I want to be able to play some newer games.

I have a 300 watt power supply and a PCI Express x16 slot.

Here's my full computer specs:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03066698&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5180010#N1217

I was thinking of just getting this:
http://www.staples.com/HP-NVIDIA-GeForce-210-GPU-1-GB-64-Bit-DDR3-SDRAM-Memory/product_IM1DT6968
Tell me why that's a bad idea
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#2JustPlainEvilPosted 6/17/2012 5:56:17 PM
Upgrade your PSU and get a better GPU.
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#3TheSageOfAwsome(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2012 6:00:46 PM
I'll need recommendations for a power supply then
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#4NicoC96Posted 6/17/2012 6:11:14 PM(edited)
TheSageOfAwsome posted...
I'll need recommendations for a power supply then


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341047
$40 after promo and mail in rebate

Bare minimum for a graphics card would be a HD 7770 or HD 6850:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150598
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150573

The HD 6850 is the better deal, more power and you get 2 free games.

Oh and the 210 is a very bad deal. It can't play any new games and is VERY sluggish. I'm not even sure it can do HD video playback smoothly. Like I said above, HD 7770 is ideal for gaming on a tight budget, but the slightly older HD 6850 is a little better with a kickstart to your game collection!
#5Son Of SpamPosted 6/17/2012 6:13:05 PM
How much are you willing to spend on upgrades? The GPU you picked out wouldn't be an upgrade at all.
#6JustPlainEvilPosted 6/17/2012 6:13:12 PM
what will be your budget?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

I personally use this, and it's been good to me. Can easily handle CFX/SLI
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#7TheSageOfAwsome(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2012 6:18:51 PM
I have 200 dollars to spend, but I don't really want to spend more than i have to. 150 for both the PSU and GPU would be ideal
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#8ShubPosted 6/17/2012 6:20:59 PM
You could just get a Radeon 7750 and it would run fine on your existing PSU. It will run every game out there, although how well depends on the resolution, and in some cases you will have to turn down the detail levels.
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#9THEB0SS666Posted 6/17/2012 6:23:47 PM
I think you can find a 560gtx for around $200 is this for heavy gaming or casuak use.
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#10DiehardFFv2Posted 6/17/2012 6:25:51 PM
From: THEB0SS666 | #009
I think you can find a 560gtx for around $200 is this for heavy gaming or casuak use.


You can get a 6950 with battlefield 3 and Dirt 3 for 200. Spending that much on a standard 560 is stupid.
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