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August 27, 2013 3:02:27 PM

Hello, I have a HP Envy 700-74 and I'm looking to put a graphics card into it. I don't have much knowledge on building computers so I was wondering what my options were. I can put down about $130 on a card.

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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2013 3:13:35 PM

For that price range a HD 7790 is your best bet.

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August 27, 2013 4:01:47 PM
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Throw in another ten dollars and you can get an HD 7850. I also use this graphics card and it's amazing considering how cheap it is. Here is the link.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007MJGN5I/ref=s...

I don't know how long this deal will last, so If you want it, you should jump on it.
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a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2013 4:06:58 PM

^+1 Indeed, if you can get a deal like that on the 7850 and can spare the $10 go for it, the performance increase is well worth the $10 ,
On the other hand if the $130/$140 seems steep, the HD7770 is a fine card as well and can be had in the $100 range.
August 27, 2013 4:29:28 PM

rvilkman said:
^+1 Indeed, if you can get a deal like that on the 7850 and can spare the $10 go for it, the performance increase is well worth the $10 ,
On the other hand if the $130/$140 seems steep, the HD7770 is a fine card as well and can be had in the $100 range.


are either of those compatible with my machine? I feel like I don't have enough power.

This is what im working with.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

August 27, 2013 9:53:10 PM

byogamingpc said:
I'd go with the Sapphire HD 7850 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093172HQ/ref=as_li_q... which is $140 after rebate. Unfortunately, the HIS that I've been recommending is on back order now and ships in 1-2 months, sheesh.


I recently scooped one up on Saturday. Got it today through Amazon. I'm pretty impressed considering it only cost me $140. I guess I got lucky with the typing.
August 27, 2013 9:55:36 PM

possum5454 said:
rvilkman said:
^+1 Indeed, if you can get a deal like that on the 7850 and can spare the $10 go for it, the performance increase is well worth the $10 ,
On the other hand if the $130/$140 seems steep, the HD7770 is a fine card as well and can be had in the $100 range.


are either of those compatible with my machine? I feel like I don't have enough power.

This is what im working with.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...



That is a pretty decent machine, but the power supply brings up some questions. I really don't know if it could support any graphics card. Do you know how many amps on the 12V rail it has? The only spec I saw with amps in it was 3A, and that's kind of worrying.
a c 191 U Graphics card
August 27, 2013 11:30:16 PM

That power supply should be fine for a 7750, and maybe a 7770 if the numbers on the power supply itself are decent.

3A on a 12V rail wouldnt run the processor, let alone anything else lol :) 
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