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Upgrading my desktop graphics card

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December 27, 2013 9:31:32 PM

Hello, i'm new to the building your own PC and I want to start gaming on a desktop.
I have a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF and here are the specs:
Windows 7 professional 32-bit(6.1, build 7601)
Intel(R)Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU E6550 2.33GHz
4GB RAM
1TB HDD
Direct x11.

What do I need to upgrade to start gaming?
Please and thank you

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December 27, 2013 9:32:44 PM

You need to find out what power supply you have, list your budget, and that's about it
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December 27, 2013 9:34:33 PM

With that cpu, just buy a 650ti and that will be about the max you can get before wasting money due to your cpu bottlenecking a higher end card.

The 7770 is another card that would do for around the same price. To have either of these cards, you will need a compatible power supply
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December 27, 2013 9:37:47 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
With that cpu, just buy a 650ti and that will be about the max you can get before wasting money due to your cpu bottlenecking a higher end card.

The 7770 is another card that would do for around the same price. To have either of these cards, you will need a compatible power supply


Yes i'm sorry I forgot to mention it's power supply is 275W.
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December 27, 2013 9:40:07 PM

Ok, basically you have no room for upgrade with that power supply and would be better off building a new system with gaming in mind. A decent gaming system can be had for $600 that will rival the ps4 while still having all the function of a full fledged computer
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December 27, 2013 9:42:55 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
Ok, basically you have no room for upgrade with that power supply and would be better off building a new system with gaming in mind. A decent gaming system can be had for $600 that will rival the ps4 while still having all the function of a full fledged computer


Yeah I had a feeling I was going to have to get a new PC or build one at the most.
Thanks for your answers.
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December 27, 2013 9:46:20 PM

If you need tips on building a pc feel free to message me and i'd be glad to help you build the best gaming pc for your budget (help you find deals depending on where you live, n such like that)
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December 27, 2013 10:05:43 PM

Will do much appreciated.
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