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Upgrading Business Desktops In To Gaming PC. Need Help.

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=N82E16883265186)
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$.
Thanks!
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    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=N82E16814131484
  2. 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=N82E16814131484


    What about space in the case. Could i have any problem with that (GPU too big for the case)?
  3. 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
  4. So this is the card Im going to buy
    http://www.mlacom.si/sapphire-radeon-hd7850-2gb-pcie
    You say this is fully compatible with my system. And how powerful PSU should i get? What about performance? Am i going to be able to max out Battlefield or at least get close to that?
  5. A Corsair CX500 or EVGA 500W should do fine, the 7850 is not going to max out BF4, that game is demanding but high settings should be very manageable.

    http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-benchmarks/
  6. rolandzhang3 said:
    A Corsair CX500 or EVGA 500W should do fine, the 7850 is not going to max out BF4, that game is demanding but high settings should be very manageable.

    http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-benchmarks/

    Thank you. You were very helpful! :)
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