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[Help] Upgrading Graphics card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sslemons, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. sslemons

    sslemons Thread Starter

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    This is probably a really stupid question but I need help:

    I am currently attempting to upgrade my (quite bad) gaming PC. Which has an AMD RADEON 5570 graphics card in.

    I am looking to upgrade to something in the 7000 Series but I do not know if you can just pick and choose a graphics card or if it depends on the rest of your PC's specs.

    Specs:

    Intel Core i3-550 Processor

    1TB Harddisk

    4GB RAM

    Radeon HD5570 Graphics card

    Sorry for the newbie question, I am new to PC building!
     
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    Any semi recent video card uses a PCI-E slot. So pretty much any card that uses that slot should work. With that said, the biggest thing to watch is the power supply. Ensure you have a quality power supply that can provide enough clean power for the whole PC (including the gpu which can be quite power hungry.).
     
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    Okay, thank you very much!
     
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