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What Graphics Card Can I Purchase that would be compatible?

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July 17, 2013 8:01:34 AM

Hello,
I am trying to purchase a graphics card or my Desktop, but when it comes to compatibility I wouldn't want to risk purchasing one from the knowledge I have right now, I would appreciate any help.

I am trying to get a decent graphics card specifically for gaming, my computer specs are below:

Processor: Intel Quad Core 2/ 2.50GH
RAM: 4GB
OS: 64Bit (Windows 7)
Current Graphics Card: Radeon 5450 ATI (Standard)
Model: Aspire M3802/Acer
Power Supply: 6Pin PCI-E 500W/ Dual 12V Rail (Recently Purchased)

The only slot on the motherboard I can see says PCI-E Gen.2 next to it, I don't think I have an x16slot (I'm not great With computers)

I would be grateful for anyone's input on which sort of Graphics Card I should buy, also anything additional I should be looking at buying next for the gaming side of things.

-Thanks.
a c 218 U Graphics card
July 17, 2013 8:25:54 AM

What is your budget? Also, what games/applications do you intend to use?

BTW, that slot you mention is an x16 slot.
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July 17, 2013 8:31:22 AM

COLGeek said:
What is your budget? Also, what games/applications do you intend to use?

BTW, that slot you mention is an x16 slot.


Hello,

I am not really up on the latest technology I wouldn't really want to spend more than £150 as I want to start customizing my computer fully. I intend to (be able) to play the latest games for the next 2,3 years which would include games such as battlefield, the new arma & sims etc. Which I guess would take up a lot of room on my Hard drive.
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 17, 2013 9:44:00 AM

Here is an option as well: http://www.misco.co.uk/product/Q583568/PNY-GeForce-GTX6...

Any stronger card would be overkill given your C2D CPU.

You could also consider this AMD solution: http://www.misco.co.uk/product/193899/Sapphire-Radeon-H...
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 17, 2013 12:03:50 PM

One is a Nvidia based video card and the other is an AMD (formerly ATI) based solution....
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a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2013 1:17:30 PM

Both Nvidia and AMD make great cards. Some are better than others and cost is also a factor in the equation. If you want the best card for the money the GTX 760 http://amzn.to/15J0OZX holds that title right now.
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July 18, 2013 5:15:05 AM

COLGeek said:
One is a Nvidia based video card and the other is an AMD (formerly ATI) based solution....


I have decided to go with the amd card. Thanks for your input I appreciate it.
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a c 218 U Graphics card
July 18, 2013 7:00:02 AM

You are welcome! Have fun!!
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