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Upgrading Business Desktops In To Gaming PC. Need Help.

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November 1, 2013 2:27:52 AM

I want to upgrade a Business Desktops in to a Gaming PC.
Here are the specs:
Case: Case that comes with Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 72 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
CPU: Inter Core i7-3770 3.40GHz
RAM: 16GB DDR3
GPU: Intel HD Graphics
Motherboard: Intel H61

This are the basic specs. I was thinking of just buying a new GPU but i dont know if this Motherboard supports it or are there any other problems i may run in to. And if I me only going to need a new GPU which one do you recommend (i want to play BF3 and 4, Minecarft...) for around 250$.
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November 1, 2013 2:44:32 AM

It has a PCI-E 2.0 slot so any modern GPU should be compatible, what's the PSU though, you may need to replace that as well.

For those games a Radeon 7950 would be an excellent option, or this 7870 XT which performs very close to the 7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 1, 2013 2:52:43 AM

rolandzhang3 said:
It has a PCI-E 2.0 slot so any modern GPU should be compatible, what's the PSU though, you may need to replace that as well.

For those games a Radeon 7950 would be an excellent option, or this 7870 XT which performs very close to the 7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What about space in the case. Could i have any problem with that (GPU too big for the case)?
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November 1, 2013 2:58:25 AM

It's listed as a Tower, I'd assume it'd fit, though it would be easier to determine if you could provide a picture of the motherboard area inside the case
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