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I'm getting graphics card in few days, can i install games for it, before i install the new card?

I want to install GTA 4, saints row the third, just cause 2 and tomb raider 2013. Can i install these games beforehand, and then install the graphics card, or will that cause issues
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  1. Nope, that's fine! It does not matter which GPU you install it on. Hope this helps!
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    flavion3 said:
    I want to install GTA 4, saints row the third, just cause 2 and tomb raider 2013. Can i install these games beforehand, and then install the graphics card, or will that cause issues


    No it'll be perfectly fine. Just install them and don't play them...or do go ahead and play them with your current graphics card (though the games may not run so pleasantly), either way it cause any adverse effects or anything. However, I must say that some of those games can be quite graphically intensive so just to make sure you're getting something up to the task for those games and so you don't end up buying those games just to find out your card can't handle it, what's the name of the graphics card you're planning to buy?
  3. gt 210
  4. flavion3 said:
    gt 210


    That is a very poor, non-gaming GPU. I recommend you at least get a radeon 7750.
  5. flavion3 said:
    gt 210


    WOAH. Sorry, my friend but a gt 210 will not play a lot of the games you mentioned very well at all unless you're doing at less than 1280x720 resolutions and then MAYBE that'll get you low or medium settings there with acceptable frame rates. In fact, I didn't even know they made GT 210s anymore. I hope you haven't bought it yet, because you may want to reconsider your purchase. Shell out some extra money and get something like a Radeon HD 7750 if you want to have a good time playing any of those games. Otherwise you're wasting your money on that GT 210.

    ADDENDUM: Here's the link to a good Radeon HD 7750:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814102969&gclid=CI7ogrHYnbkCFYuk4AodoUwAgA

    If you're spending less than $90 on a GPU, 99.999% of the time I'm willing to bet it's garbage and isn't even worthy of entry level gaming.
  6. I know that, but my pc has a lot of limiting factors, so that's why i'm going for that one. If i could, i would of bought a titan
  7. And i know that these games will work with my PC, as others have posted gameplays with the same graphics card on youtube
  8. flavion3 said:
    I know that, but my pc has a lot of limiting factors, so that's why i'm going for that one. If i could, i would of bought a titan


    Yea, but I don't think you realize JUST how BAD a GT 210 is. I mean, I'm POSITIVE Intel HD 4000's which are integrated GPUs perform better than that, so in all fairness your upgrade would probably be meaningless unless this PC is absolutely ancient (like 6 years). Take a look at the performance difference on the following and see the fps range in the descriptions:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9rar3RS38g
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EF6JOfbEe4

    As for your limiting factors, a 7750 is very lenient. What's your CPU and PSU? Even some of the most pathetic CPUs should cope well with a 7750, and as for PSU wattage you shouldn't need more than 350 W if even that. Even if your hardware really would limit just to a GT 210, it'd still be throwing money onto the fire considering the price to performance ratio. What would the price even be? they're not manufactured anymore anyway.
  9. flavion3 said:
    And i know that these games will work with my PC, as others have posted gameplays with the same graphics card on youtube


    The 210 was never meant to game, even when it was released many years ago. What is your entire build then?
  10. My case is a SFF - so they would have to be low profile cards
    My psu is 280 SFF - its a rare power supply and 280 is the highest out there on the market, so it's non-upgradable

    I have two expansion slots, but only one of them are PCI, and its on the wrong side, so i wouldn't have space for graphic cards that are two expansion slots wide like the 7750

    I have Core 2 Duo E6550 - its fine for gaming
    I have 3GB ram - its alright
  11. flavion3 said:
    My case is a SFF - so they would have to be low profile cards
    My psu is 280 SFF - its a rare power supply and 280 is the highest out there on the market, so it's non-upgradable

    I have two expansion slots, but only one of them are PCI, and its on the wrong side, so i wouldn't have space for graphic cards that are two expansion slots wide like the 7750

    I have Core 2 Duo E6550 - its fine for gaming
    I have 3GB ram - its alright


    Jesus...if that's the case (no pun intended), why wouldn't you just get a laptop? Or if that's still an issue, why wouldn't you just upgrade your case for $40? I have a $60 Mid tower and it's more than enough for everything I need.
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