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HELP: - wht graphic card to buy?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hmmduh, Jan 3, 2008.

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  1. hmmduh

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  2. brite750

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    I'm not getting a good feeling about this, first off you will have to see if you have an AGP or PCI-e16x slot, you will have to open the case, unplugged of course.
    secondly your PSU is probably not even close to being able to power a gfx card, while you are in there copy down the info on the power supply, looking for watts, amps on 12+ rails etc.
     
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    from what I'm finding it has no graphics slot, pci only and the psu looks like a 350watt but please verify this
     
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    Well, like Crysis, COD4? THe computer you have might be pain in the ***. I wouldn't use the business computer to do this. Whats your processor and your ram?

    Its very had to find out the video card that is less than $200? The lastest games would require an NVIDIA 7900 or more or maybe an 8800 Series, or an ATI 2600 or more or maybe 3850. Those cards will cost more than $220 bucks. If you want an high card less than $199, I suggest wait for Black Fridays :(.

    Also you'll need to get a new computer and buy a decend card.
     
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    HP Compaq Business Desktop
    the word "Business" is a dead give away that your gaming future has been terminated, business usually means strip down low powered office machine for running Word and e-mail program.
     
  6. hmmduh

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    hmm i checked it has 185W PSU and PCI slot.........ya dont knw much abt gamin computers.

    Duh..so hey can i still put a reasonable graphics card which consumes less power but wud make me run some reasonable games.

    thx
     
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    to be honest we would really have to know what games you are talking about, maybe solitare. you are going to be very, very limited by the lack of a gfx card slot, you can buy pci card only (not the same as pci-express), very slow limited bandwidth, however better than ob gfx you have now.
     
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    for you it may very well be that a console gaming system is the way to go. pc gaming is for folks with deep pockets but that is your decision
     
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    If your not familiar with pc gaming, then go with game consoles. Most gamers use at least 500 W of Power supply.
     
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    I agree with Gamerbryon and Brite. For you, a console would be a better choice. That motherboard is too old to do much of anything- you would have to buy a completely new computer. Go with a XBox 360- cheaper and has many more games than the PS3, although there is a monthly fee to play online.

    $239 Refurbished XBox 360
     
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