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Old 07-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I came here for some computer help today. Normally I can fix my own problems, but this time I'm dealing with something I'm unsure about.

So I now have a Radeon HD 4200 that's integrated into my motherboard. All the games I play experience graphics issues. At time I can see right through my firearm or character.

So I need some help on getting a graphics card. I'll cut to the chase and put my questions below

-Which should I get? Budget is around $50-80. I want to be able to run recent games at an okay quality. Games like Fallout New Vegas, Borderlands, Arma 2

-How do I install it? As I said earlier, the one I have now is integrated. I'm not even sure where to begin, short of putting the GPU in the black slot

-Will it fit? I don't know if it will even fit in my computers case. I'll post pictures below
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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You want to get a graphics card that uses the PCI Express x16 interface.
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With a budget of that low, it would be VERY laggy at even borderlands. In order to run borderlands at medium, budget would be around 150 or so. At low, 100 ish.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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Any ideas as to what GPU I should buy? I've never bought one before.

I play Borderlands now. It's a wonderful game. I just have the same graphics issues. I went into this one little hut and it looked like a bunch of crystals were all over the walls cause of my graphics issue.
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a ddr5 1gb card is what your lookin for. Maybe a Radeon hd5770 or hd5850. May be worth gettin second hand from Ebay.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-HD5...ywords=5770+hd xfx arnt the best but good budget cards.

and this one is better for overclocking due to better cooling

http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-ATI-Rade...item4aba5eb9f6
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So how do I know if my motherboard will be compatible with a certain GPU? And my PSU? I think it's been established that I have the PCI Express x16 slot.

I'm looking at this: Newegg.com - MSI R6570-MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6570 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
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Gt 430 would work just as well, and it's for around 60 bucks.
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So how do I know if my motherboard will be compatible with a certain GPU? And my PSU? I think it's been established that I have the PCI Express x16 slot.

I'm looking at this: Newegg.com - MSI R6570-MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6570 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
your mobo has a pci-e x16 so it is compatible with any card that fits.

that card is the old ddr3. Your gonna have to change it again in 6 months.

the power requirement is low for that card. if you have 400w or over, your golden. depends what else you have on the pc tho (no. of hdd, dvd etc)

(You should save more cash, or look at second hand. Your wasting your cash)
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Can't say I've heard of ddr3 before.

So how would that Gt 430 do? Newegg.com - PNY VCGGT4301XPB GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
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That is also a 1gb ddr3 card. But iv never used nvidia cards as the price makes them never worth it.
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