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June 5, 2013 10:52:31 AM

Ok I always hear people with PCs talking about how games look so good on PCs' compared to consoles...
So i saved up and went and bought me an HP desktop, here are the specs:

Mine is the i7 model

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/desktops/product-deta...

i7 Vpro 3.4 ghz
4 g DDR3
500 GB
2 empty graphic card slots
320 watt max power supply
i wont be using a monitor because i will be connecting it to my LED .. ( that's ok right??)
Price range max 200 $

I want to get a good graphics card one that lets me play games on hi setttings.. I'v been reading a lot ... so i am very confused i don't want to play on mutiple screens or use it for scince i just want to play games
So what do u recommend ?

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a c 105 U Graphics card
June 5, 2013 10:57:26 AM

3770?

ps is low. list specs.
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June 5, 2013 11:01:26 AM

In order to have a chance beating out console graphics you will need a discrete GPU. Problem is, your OEM PSU wont support one, and then you have to worry about space in your case too
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a b U Graphics card
June 5, 2013 11:07:31 AM

OP, never buy OEM again. It downright sucks. You don't have the optimum amount

of gaming RAM and your PSU has to few watts to get a good GPU. So next time, come on the forums,

listen your uses and budget and ask for suggestions for custom builds :) .

Graphics on PC is indeed superior. However you ought to list which games you want to play on high.

As there's a difference between Crysis 3 and Minecraft. You ought to be able to get a decent mid-range

GPU for 200$ I think. But then again, depends what you play. You also don't need multiple screens, although

most modern GPUs can output to more than 1 screen in a pretty okay fashion. It's just that the more screens

and the higher resolutions, the more GPU power you need and thus usually a better GPU altogether.

Using one screen is just fine however. You should go for at least a Full HD resolution in my view (1920 x 1080p).

Perhaps you could get a Radeon 7850 or GTX 650 Ti Boost. But then that would require a new PSU. Something of

the order of 500W.
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June 5, 2013 11:08:59 AM

AMD's 7770 is probably the best gpu u can use with that power supply. it only consumes about 75w. its a huge step up over integrated graphics and its also relatively cheap, there is one at Canada Computers(i'm in canada) for only 99$ after rebates.thats alot of card for under 100$
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June 6, 2013 12:52:01 AM

Hi guys thanx for the info...
Custom made u say .... Hmmm
I should have thought of that...
Well i cant un do it.. So help me with what i'v got please
First thing i did is that i went out and changed my PSU to 850 watts, i know its high but i want something that will support a very high end GPU in the distant ... Very distant future, because as u all know the PS4 and Xbox one are coming out this year and i dont want to buy any of them..
So what card do u guys think will keep me in a good place for the next 2 yrs or so...
I'v been doing the math i can go as high as 300 $
Also do u think i should increase the RAM?
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 2:33:43 AM

Radeon 7950 is around 300 I think. Probably too high.

Check my signature for RAM.

A GTX 660 or will also do you well.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 2:58:08 AM

Dude, return that garbage if you can. You can get much better for taht money.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 10:16:30 AM

alexander0884 said:
Dude, return that garbage if you can. You can get much better for taht money.


I think he said he kind of wants to but kind of can't.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 10:24:02 AM

alexander0884 said:
Dude, return that garbage if you can. You can get much better for taht money.


Although not optimum, I think you are being alittle harsh.
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June 6, 2013 10:43:42 AM

$200 hmmm

buying decent psu $60
buying second hand gtx 295 2gb $60 this card still kicks a**


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