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Old 10-14-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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I'm in the market to buy a new video card for gaming purposes, i would like your guys opinions on what one to buy, my range in price is about 125-150, all my specs are on this website, HP Pavilion a6803w Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP® Support

My motherboard is m2n68-la (narra5)
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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Given your budget, I'd say that this...

Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2653-KR GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

for $139.99 is probably about the best you can do. Your CPU will be the bottleneck even with this lower end card.

The good news is, the performance increase over what you're using now will be phenomenal.
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and this video card will work with the motherboard that i have ?
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and this video card will work with the motherboard that i have ?

The motherboard should have no problem, it's the PSU you'll need to check. I didn't check that. You'd need at least a 400 watt power supply. Even the low end decent graphic cards these days need at least a 400 watt supply.

If your PSU is one of those bare bones 250~300 watt minimum supplies, that OEMs package with inexpensive computers, you'll need to change it for sure.

Even then, like I said earlier, your CPU will limit your performance.

You'll never make a gaming machine out of that computer. If that's your goal, I'd either buy a new one, or build your own.
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Any PCI Express Cards will do, here's a close match to your budget!
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@Qwurp,

I agree that HD 7750 will work for you as well, but it's a lot less expensive here, ($97.99)...

Newegg.com - ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Again, watch your PSU requirements.
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I think it's lame that you can post anything about newegg, but if I post about somewhere else it gets removed
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I think it's lame that you can post anything about newegg, but if I post about somewhere else it gets removed
Here's the difference...

When people ask for suggestions, best prices, etc., there's nothing wrong with posting a link to a sale, or a product. It may be from Newegg, Directron, Amazon, CompUSA, Best Buy, or any where else including Computer Outlet.

However, when you signed up for membership you used your company name as your screen name. Then, you drop that name at every opportunity, whether it's asked for or not. Then you welcome new members by telling them you work for Computer Outlet, and you be glad to help them with issues.

Your entire demeanor has been one of self promotion of your business. No forum will allow that. I'm not trying to sound rude, or nasty, so please don't take it that way. I'm simply supplying an answer to your comment.
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