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I kinda upgraded my parents PC (not by much). What video card can I add?

#1angermngment101Posted 8/19/2013 9:48:22 AM
Ok so the only changes I made to it was change the CPU from the 170u to the Phenom X3 8400.

I also added a 2 gb stick of RAM, bringing it to its maximum capacity of 4GB.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02481302&prodSeriesId=4269863


What kind of GPU should I add to this thing? Should I even bother? What if I only care to play like league of legends on it or something?
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#2angermngment101(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 9:51:51 AM
I think the PSU on there is a huge limitation.
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#3maybecallsPosted 8/19/2013 9:57:04 AM
Yeah, 250w PSU......... HD 7750? Or is even that pushing it?
#4Zombified_ToastPosted 8/19/2013 10:00:38 AM
Why replace their computer's parts rather than keep them for yourself and build your own machine?
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#5angermngment101(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 10:26:19 AM
Zombified_Toast posted...
Why replace their computer's parts rather than keep them for yourself and build your own machine?


Well I already have something a whole lot better. I just wanted to upgrade it a little for my little brother.

It was absolute garbage until I changed the CPU and added some RAM, but it needs a graphics card, so idk what my options are.
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#6DerPancakePosted 8/19/2013 10:40:18 AM(edited)
http://www.amazon.com/EAH6670-DIS-1GD5-Radeon-128-bit/dp/B004X8EODY

It easily works with a 300w PSU, but I'm not sure about 250w.

I was able to get Starcraft 2 to run at 1080p with high/ultra settings at 30-40 fps with a few drops to 25fps, so yes you can probably play League of Legends but with lower settings so you can keep a steady 60fps.
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#7Zombified_ToastPosted 8/19/2013 10:37:31 AM
angermngment101 posted...
Zombified_Toast posted...
Why replace their computer's parts rather than keep them for yourself and build your own machine?


Well I already have something a whole lot better. I just wanted to upgrade it a little for my little brother.

It was absolute garbage until I changed the CPU and added some RAM, but it needs a graphics card, so idk what my options are.


Oh ok, from reading your original post, I thought it was you that was gaming on the machine.
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#8angermngment101(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 10:50:51 AM
Hows this?

Im trying to stay on the extra cheap side.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102882&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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#9SnickleseedPosted 8/19/2013 10:54:26 AM
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687
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#10angermngment101(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 11:26:45 AM
angermngment101 posted...
Im trying to stay on the extra cheap? side.

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