Hey guys, i recently found the need to upgrade my graphics card so i can have a bit better performance for the games that I do play. I was restricted to not play higher-end games on PC because i simply cannot play it with my current PC, and I have a console for that. Recently, I picked up Bloodline Champions, and to even get a moderately desirable performance i need to put windows mode on, and every graphics settings on the lowest setting and I don't want to have to buy a new PC. So please help a computer newbie (I have never even opened the case to a computer) upgrade his graphics card . And please tell me if this is the only thing I need to do to get good performance on some games.
I currently have a eMachines ET1810-03r with an
- Intel Pentium processor E2210
- NVIDIA Geforce 7050 Integrated
- 360 GB Hard Drive
- 3 GB DDR2 memory
Budget: I'll settle for around $150 tops (If I REALLY need to spend more to boost performance, i will)
Usage: Sleek and crisp performance for games, I don't care about running it at it's highest graphics settings. I'll play a game on it's lowest setting as long as it performs well.
I understand, but are you comfortable with the 250 Watt power supply?
If that question was directed to me, i'm not comfortable with it as of now because i cannot upgrade my graphics card without a higher power supply, but it has sustained me for awhile since I was not playing games that require that many resources. Now i'm on the edge of deciding to simply buy another computer or just spend around $130-150 to upgrade this one. Anyone know of some good cheap gaming computers? Most viable ones that i've seen cost $800+