Upgrading Mom's GPU
My mom has a HP Pavilion desktop with an E2140 dual core, 2 gigs of ram, and a 320gb hard drive. Once in a while, I will use my Logitech G25 Racing wheel on her computer since my desk doesn't allow the clamps to fit (-_-).
Anyway, the computer itself doesn't have its own video card. My mom will never really need one, but I wouldn't mind sticking something in there that could at least handle Live for Speed and some other games fairly well. I'm not looking for PERFECT graphics at high resolutions, but I want something strong yet cheap. Best bang for the buck I guess..
Two things worth mentioning...
1. I tried putting in my old Radeon X700 from my Sony (RIP) but its an AGP card, and my mom's tower only has a PCI-Ex16 slot available if I remember correctly. The card has to be PCI-E.
2. The PSU is only about 250 watts. Is this going to be a problem? As I said, I don't want a crazy card, just something that will show a good improvement over on-board graphics.
I'd like to see what you guys think. I'm surfing NewEgg right now, too.
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