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Upgrading a Packard Bell ixtreme m3720

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December 17, 2013 4:31:41 AM

Hi, I recently got a Packard Bell, and have learned very quickly that it's not the best choice for a desktop, but it's all I have the money for right now, so I'm going to stick with it.

My question is what is it like in terms of upgrading the graphics card? It comes with intergrated Nvdia 7100 card which I know is terrible, so I wanted to know what would be recommended?

I play games like WoW, Starcraft and League of legends, so nothing insanely expensive, but anything up to £150 is fine..

Also, does anyone know whether I would need (Or if I'm able to) to upgrade the PSU, assuming it requires a higher amount of watts. Considering the current PSU I use is only an ATX-250PA (250 Watts)

Thank you,

If you need any other information, I will be sure to provide it.
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December 17, 2013 4:39:12 AM

With that budget you can get a decent graphics card ( a radeon 7790 or an r7 260x) but you need a decent power supply to run it (any brand 450w PSU should be okay)
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December 17, 2013 4:40:26 AM

G3ox said:
With that budget you can get a decent graphics card ( a radeon 7790 or an r7 260x) but you need a decent power supply to run it (any brand 450w PSU should be okay)


I was told I need to go Nvdia because of my motherboard, I also have nvdia software installed, so I thought that would be the best to go with.

I was told I might not be able to upgrade my desktop though, is that true?
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December 17, 2013 4:47:38 AM

That's a really old computer. And yes you need nvidia, but not many cards will work with your mobo.
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December 17, 2013 4:48:07 AM

You can go with a nvidia card but AMD offers much more performance for this price point so I recommend you go with a Radeon. The installed software makes no difference at all, you should uninstall it when you upgrade. You can definitely upgrade your PC the only thing to check for is that your motherboard has a PCI-E slot, if you could provide the specifications to your system it should help.
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December 17, 2013 4:58:47 AM

I wasn't sure what specifications you needed, so I just took a picture of a few things that I could find, and yes I do have a PCI-Express slot



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December 17, 2013 3:12:12 PM

If you have a pci express slot you just need to get a new psu from a good brand and get a decent graphics card. For your needs a 450w power supply and a radeon 7770 should be perfect.
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