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June 7, 2013 4:27:38 AM

Hey, I am looking to upgrade my graphics card so that I can use a second monitor. However I would also like a graphics card that can run games, i currently get around 10 fps which is very poor in comparison to others. I am looking at buying a new one (Link further down) I do not want to spend too much as I am currently trying to save. Would this be suitable or is there a better alternative?

Current: NVIDA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Looking to buy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-127-...

Computer specs: HP G5200uk-m with a AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor (2CPUs), ~2.8ghz, 3072MB RAM

P.S. As I am sure you noticed I know very little about computers, any help is appreciated!

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June 7, 2013 4:52:25 AM

You could save about $15 (after mail in rebate) by going to the Sapphire version of the same card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise, I'd say go for it if that's about the amount you're looking to spend. It should be a pretty big upgrade for your PC. One note though - what games are you trying to play? It's likely you'll encounter processor bottlenecking in many games.
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June 7, 2013 4:59:21 AM

I play games such as World of Warcraft and League of Legends, games like those, I am prepared to spend up to 80 maybe. It dosen't have to be amazing but I would be overjoyed with anything over 30 fps, if that's possible :D  I have looked at the card you suggested and I see it requires a 400W power supply, can my computer provide that power?
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June 7, 2013 5:36:03 AM

Williamah said:
I play games such as World of Warcraft and League of Legends, games like those, I am prepared to spend up to 80 maybe. It dosen't have to be amazing but I would be overjoyed with anything over 30 fps, if that's possible :D  I have looked at the card you suggested and I see it requires a 400W power supply, can my computer provide that power?


I would say a 6570 can probably go over 30 FPS at Medium/High settings in those games, depending on resolution. Your PSU is only 300W rated, but it still should be ok (the 6570 doesn't require an external power plug and so has limited power draw). Any higher card and you'd have to replace the PSU as well - I've had bad experiences trying to replace the PSU in HP computers.
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June 7, 2013 6:00:37 AM

I do not want to replace my PSU as it will be expensive and I know very little about computers and would damage it no doubt. I will look at getting the sapphire one you suggested, thank you so much for all your help!

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