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I need help picking between two video cards for my currently unmodified emachines el1358-53

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March 24, 2014 4:17:20 PM


I need help picking a video card for Gaming. Right now its a tie between the

ASUS Graphics Cards HD6570-2GD3-L- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BBNZNVG/ref=olp_pro...


And thee

ASUS 2GB Graphics Cards R7240-2GD3-L-http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-2GB-Graphics-Cards-R7240-2GD...


An answer soon would be appreciated as I have to order one within the week and i have to ship it out of the states to my country, so please help me as i wouldn't be able to return it if it didn't work or fit in my Emachines el1358-53, and THANKS IN ADVANCE.



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March 24, 2014 4:22:34 PM

Tell me your current computer specifications so I can name you a GPU that doesn't bottleneck.
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March 24, 2014 4:24:34 PM

With only the stock 220w power supply, neither is going to be a sure thing to work in your rig. Of the 2 of them, I would suggest going with the "new" tech and going with the R7. Both GPUs will perform similarly.

Good luck!
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March 24, 2014 4:25:49 PM

TechCIDLC said:
Tell me your current computer specifications so I can name you a GPU that doesn't bottleneck.

This is the rig in question. The big factor for GPU upgrades is the weak 220w PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 24, 2014 4:27:05 PM

COLGeek said:
TechCIDLC said:
Tell me your current computer specifications so I can name you a GPU that doesn't bottleneck.

This is the rig in question. The big factor for GPU upgrades is the weak 220w PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Well, if I was in that case I would buy a new power supply and the R7 240.
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March 24, 2014 5:15:16 PM

You should strongly consider a PSU upgrade as well. 220w is really too little. I would recommend a solid 500-550w PSU for future growth. You really could go as little as 400w with these GPUs as well. I recommend Seasonic, Corsair, and XFX PSUs. There are several other good brands as well.

What is your budget for a PSU upgrade, along with the GPU upgrade?
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March 24, 2014 5:19:19 PM

Your rig could work with either GPU just fine, for a period of time. However, for long term use, you will really be pushing it.

Make sure NOT to overclock the new GPU with the 220 w PSU (the emachines BIOS should not let you OC the CPU/memory). Also, keep you system interior clean and your airflow as unimpeded as possible.

Like I said earlier, both GPUs will perform similarly, but I would recommend the R7.

Good luck!
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