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Need help with upgrading graphic card in an old system.

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October 5, 2013 8:26:22 AM

I bought this HP Compaq Presario CQ3495AN PC about a few years ago now, and was well aware of its low specs. I wanted to upgrade into something better, and willing to spend about 200 - 400 AUD, and you guys seems to be the best people around to ask.
October 12, 2013 10:10:06 PM

IF your looking at maxing out your budget, get an amd r9 280x for yourself, new card, performs almost as well as a 770 and for $100 less, and yeah australia gets ripped of for their graphics cards. If your only willing to spend your lowest part of your budget, a gtx 650ti would be good or maybe at $300 you could get an r9 270x or a stock-ish gtx 760

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October 12, 2013 11:47:27 PM

If it's this

Then it has an i5 650, so there would be a bottleneck if you went for something like a 280x, especially since OC'ing in a prebuilt case with no airflow would be a bad idea. At the same time you should get a new power supply (if the one it currently has is the 250W). A 2 gig 7790/ 260x or 650 Ti Boost should be below $200 aud as far as I'm aware.