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September 1, 2013 6:24:10 PM

I am starting to enjoy PC gaming and am wanting to upgrade my PC with a bit more "umph" if you catch my drift :) 

I have a HP Pavilion HPE

Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB DDR3
System Type: 64-bit
OS: Windows 7 home premium
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HHD 5450

I would immensely appreciate any assistance you can give me thanks in advance :) 
September 1, 2013 6:33:13 PM

Which HPE model # & we can max it out for you.
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September 1, 2013 6:33:24 PM

What is your budget here/ power supply? The best that processor will handle is either the GTX 660 or Radeon 7870.
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September 1, 2013 6:38:49 PM

The fastest way to improve gaming frame rate is with a new, faster graphics card. Depending on the make/model of your PSU, you can either get a little or a lot of improvement. If you have a stock PSU of 300W or so, you will be limited to an AMD HD 7750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Or a Nvivia GTX 650: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
...either of which would be an improvement over what you have now. What resolution is your monitor?

The next move would be to upgrade the PSU to something that could handle a faster card. Following that, would be a processor upgrade.
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September 1, 2013 6:53:40 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Which HPE model # & we can max it out for you.


HPE-337C
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September 1, 2013 6:56:02 PM

Gam3r01 said:
What is your budget here/ power supply? The best that processor will handle is either the GTX 660 or Radeon 7870.


I would enjoy keeping this under 500$ if at all possible
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September 1, 2013 7:53:49 PM

Sooner535 said:
ur6beersaway said:
Which HPE model # & we can max it out for you.


HPE-337C


Since you have a 300w PSU the best GPU to buy is either the Radeon HD 7750 (73w max power) or the GTX 650 (68w max power). The GTX 650 is almost 10% on average more powerful than a stock speed HD 7750 and 2% faster than an OC'ed HD 7750, but it also cost more. Here's a performance chart and a link. Click the link for the source and review with benchmarks:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7750_IceQ_X/2...



Based on newegg prices the cheapest GTX 650 is the following MSI N650-MD1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 650 1GB for $99.90 after a $10 rebate. It is slightly overclocked by 71MHz.

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

The least expensive Radeon HD 7750 with DDR5 RAM (don't go with DDR3, there is a performance penalty) is the PowerColor AX7750 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7750 1GB for $70 after rebate.

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

However, I do not like the design because the heat does not exhausted out of the back of the graphics card. It simply gets dumped inside the PC case. Therefore, I rather buy the following $75 after rebate XFX FX775AZNJ4 Radeon HD 7750 1GB DDR5.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 1, 2013 9:32:13 PM

jaguarskx said:
Sooner535 said:
ur6beersaway said:
Which HPE model # & we can max it out for you.


HPE-337C


Since you have a 300w PSU the best GPU to buy is either the Radeon HD 7750 (73w max power) or the GTX 650 (68w max power). The GTX 650 is almost 10% on average more powerful than a stock speed HD 7750 and 2% faster than an OC'ed HD 7750, but it also cost more. Here's a performance chart and a link. Click the link for the source and review with benchmarks:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7750_IceQ_X/2...



Based on newegg prices the cheapest GTX 650 is the following MSI N650-MD1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 650 1GB for $99.90 after a $10 rebate. It is slightly overclocked by 71MHz.

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

The least expensive Radeon HD 7750 with DDR5 RAM (don't go with DDR3, there is a performance penalty) is the PowerColor AX7750 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7750 1GB for $70 after rebate.

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

However, I do not like the design because the heat does not exhausted out of the back of the graphics card. It simply gets dumped inside the PC case. Therefore, I rather buy the following $75 after rebate XFX FX775AZNJ4 Radeon HD 7750 1GB DDR5.

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


Thanks for the info, most informative. Would you suggest more RAM or perhaps are replacement for my processor? Or just the upgraded GPU? Also your sure my motherboard will support this?
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September 2, 2013 1:27:00 PM

Sooner535 said:


Thanks for the info, most informative. Would you suggest more RAM or perhaps are replacement for my processor? Or just the upgraded GPU? Also your sure my motherboard will support this?


Based on the PC's specs there is no real reason to upgrade anything else for the graphics card.

The GTX 650 is a PCI-e 3.0 card and it should be backwards compatible with a PCI-e 1.0/1.1 slot which is what your mobo seems to have. I haven't heard of any incompatibility issues, but most who upgrade to a PCI-e 3.0 graphics card have a mobo with a PCI-e 2.0 slot in this forum.
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September 3, 2013 5:43:34 PM

jaguarskx said:
Sooner535 said:


Thanks for the info, most informative. Would you suggest more RAM or perhaps are replacement for my processor? Or just the upgraded GPU? Also your sure my motherboard will support this?


Based on the PC's specs there is no real reason to upgrade anything else for the graphics card.

The GTX 650 is a PCI-e 3.0 card and it should be backwards compatible with a PCI-e 1.0/1.1 slot which is what your mobo seems to have. I haven't heard of any incompatibility issues, but most who upgrade to a PCI-e 3.0 graphics card have a mobo with a PCI-e 2.0 slot in this forum.


Just to be sure will the XFX FX775AZNJ4 Radeon HD 7750 1GB DDR5 CI-Express 3.0 x16 Video Card work on my PC with no problem? Also does it have a VGA connection or something else? Sorry about all the questions and I really appreciate your time and answers
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September 3, 2013 5:46:57 PM

YES no problem.no vga, but comes with a dvi/vga adaptor.
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September 13, 2013 6:37:19 PM

ur6beersaway said:
YES no problem.no vga, but comes with a dvi/vga adaptor.


So my VGA cord will work with the graphics card, awesome thanks for all your help and to everyone else here as well you've all been a whole bunch of help
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