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Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:11:56 Reply

I was thinking of getting a graphics card for my computer so I can play games and such. What should I get between the $50-$125 price range. Should I post my specs?


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Response to Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:12:59 Reply

At 12/11/10 09:11 PM, chipotleaway wrote: I was thinking of getting a graphics card for my computer so I can play games and such. What should I get between the $50-$125 price range. Should I post my specs?

Whatever you do make sure your computer has slots for a graphics card, i made that mistake and had to send the one i bought back.


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Response to Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:15:12 Reply

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Response to Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:16:23 Reply

make sure your PSU can power it

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Response to Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:18:06 Reply

How do I check my PSU and my slots?


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Response to Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:26:53 Reply

Open the computer up and check if you already have a graphics card. If you do then you don't need to worry about the slot. If you don't have a card and have integrated graphics look for a PCI expres slot. there should be a slot for something and it is says "PCI express" or "PCI-E" Next to the slot then ou are okay.

To check the PSU's power rating, just go to the power slot at the back of the computer and looks for a label that has power ratings and stuff on it. If you have anything higher than 450 Watts. You should be okay.

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Response to Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:29:45 Reply

At 12/11/10 09:26 PM, mario-dude wrote: If you don't have a card and have integrated graphics look for a PCI expres slot. there should be a slot for something and it is says "PCI express" or "PCI-E" Next to the slot then ou are okay.

Oh god what happened here.

I meant to say that if there is no graphics card. Look for a slot that is quite long and look for any writing next to it. If there is some writing along the lings of PCI Express. Then that is the graphics card slot.

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Response to Graphics Card 2010-12-11 21:34:08 Reply

- Make sure you're looking for a card with the correct type of DDR interface.

- Make sure you have the correct port, which is hopefully a PCI-Express x16 port for maximum performance.

- Opt for the version of the card with the most on-board video RAM.

- You will likely need to upgrade your power supply unit (PSU) to something that can put out more watts.

- Make sure it has a built-in fan.

Graphics cards eat up electricity, but their performance gain in gaming is worth it. Integrated graphics just won't cut it. You may need to have as much as 200-300 watts more of power. Check out the reviews and specifications for guidelines on power consumption and check to make sure the model isn't prone to fan failure. CPUs and GPUs will almost always fail without constant cooling. You can hook up more than one similar GPU with SLI or Crossfire if you need more power.


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