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Need help choosing a graphics card fit for gaming-ish

Basically I am looking for a new graphics card to fit in my now quite old computer so it would still run without competing with other components but would be an upgrade from the one I am currently running.

Machine name: HP-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: p7-1040uk
BIOS: Ver: CHI_714.ROM vCHI7.14
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4078MB RAM

Graphics card:
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 530
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GT 530

I need help choosing a card that isnt rather expensive lets say somewhere in the 200 pound range (320 dollar equivalent) range but that wont interfere with the rest of the system im also running a 500w PSU in this machine so I dont think that will be a problem.

I am also willing to upgrade my motherboard but the best choice would be just to upgrade my graphics card as Im going to purchase a new machine in a years time.

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This link has all the specifications if I have not explained them well enough. Anyway any help is appreciated :)
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  1. your PSU should be fine, though the wattage is not everything, it'll be enough.

    Best card for under your budget would be a R9 280, a good card indeed for the price.
  2. My question: does it support a dual card slot?

    If so, then this is the card to buy:

    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9270gaming2g

    The cheaper version, a budget cpu.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9280gaming3g

    Or the more chuck norris powerhouse version
  3. Diox55 said:
    My question: does it support a dual card slot?

    If so, then this is the card to buy:

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R9-270-GAMING-2G/dp/B00GMGGZQE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398607674&sr=8-2&keywords=r9+270


    Im guessing I would have to open the case to find out if it has a dual card slot or not?
  4. Lukas Buzius said:
    Diox55 said:
    My question: does it support a dual card slot?

    If so, then this is the card to buy:

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R9-270-GAMING-2G/dp/B00GMGGZQE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398607674&sr=8-2&keywords=r9+270


    Im guessing I would have to open the case to find out if it has a dual card slot or not?


    Yes you would most likely.
  5. Diox55 said:
    Lukas Buzius said:
    Diox55 said:
    My question: does it support a dual card slot?

    If so, then this is the card to buy:

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R9-270-GAMING-2G/dp/B00GMGGZQE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398607674&sr=8-2&keywords=r9+270


    Im guessing I would have to open the case to find out if it has a dual card slot or not?


    Yes you would most likely.


    Im guessing the dual card slot is a space requirement and doesnt mean any extra connections? Because the back has removable parts where the current graphics card is to accompany a larger graphics card or the said dual slot graphics card... or am I wrong..
  6. Lukas Buzius said:
    Diox55 said:
    Lukas Buzius said:
    Diox55 said:
    My question: does it support a dual card slot?

    If so, then this is the card to buy:

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R9-270-GAMING-2G/dp/B00GMGGZQE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398607674&sr=8-2&keywords=r9+270


    Im guessing I would have to open the case to find out if it has a dual card slot or not?


    Yes you would most likely.


    Im guessing the dual card slot is a space requirement and doesnt mean any extra connections? Because the back has removable parts where the current graphics card is to accompany a larger graphics card or the said dual slot graphics card... or am I wrong..


    I'm not for sure, but it might fit. I'd say, since I can't dig up any more info about it, buy the card and give it a try. If it doesn't fit then their is always the return policy right?
  7. You can't go wrong with a EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC it's highly economical its powerful for where it stands its small and should fit any case it's cool and quiet card it's cheap going for $150 (AUD) where you live it could be different but it does do gaming we'll no it's not the best but it will get the job done I recommend this card
  8. Best answer
    PC-Noobist said:
    You can't go wrong with a EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC it's highly economical its powerful for where it stands its small and should fit any case it's cool and quiet card it's cheap going for $150 (AUD) where you live it could be different but it does do gaming we'll no it's not the best but it will get the job done I recommend this card


    See, I used to think the 750 Ti was actually better than the 270 because I'm personally an Nvidia fanboy at heart. But the 270 whoops the 750's ass performance wise.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti

    http://www.hwcompare.com/17282/geforce-gtx-750-ti-vs-radeon-r9-270/
  9. Diox55 said:
    PC-Noobist said:
    You can't go wrong with a EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC it's highly economical its powerful for where it stands its small and should fit any case it's cool and quiet card it's cheap going for $150 (AUD) where you live it could be different but it does do gaming we'll no it's not the best but it will get the job done I recommend this card


    See, I used to think the 750 Ti was actually better than the 270 because I'm personally an Nvidia fanboy at heart. But the 270 whoops the 750's ass performance wise.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti


    http://www.hwcompare.com/17282/geforce-gtx-750-ti-vs-radeon-r9-270/



    I reckon I will pick up the R9-280 in the end because it seems as the most powerful option to go for unless that is there is another option on the market but as I have researched its quite a small market for what im looking for
  10. Lukas Buzius said:
    Diox55 said:
    PC-Noobist said:
    You can't go wrong with a EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC it's highly economical its powerful for where it stands its small and should fit any case it's cool and quiet card it's cheap going for $150 (AUD) where you live it could be different but it does do gaming we'll no it's not the best but it will get the job done I recommend this card


    See, I used to think the 750 Ti was actually better than the 270 because I'm personally an Nvidia fanboy at heart. But the 270 whoops the 750's ass performance wise.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti


    http://www.hwcompare.com/17282/geforce-gtx-750-ti-vs-radeon-r9-270/



    I reckon I will pick up the R9-280 in the end because it seems as the most powerful option to go for unless that is there is another option on the market but as I have researched its quite a small market for what im looking for



    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9280gaming3g

    Here's a link for it. Hope it fits for ya :)!
  11. Diox55 said:
    PC-Noobist said:
    You can't go wrong with a EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC it's highly economical its powerful for where it stands its small and should fit any case it's cool and quiet card it's cheap going for $150 (AUD) where you live it could be different but it does do gaming we'll no it's not the best but it will get the job done I recommend this card


    See, I used to think the 750 Ti was actually better than the 270 because I'm personally an Nvidia fanboy at heart. But the 270 whoops the 750's ass performance wise.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti

    http://www.hwcompare.com/17282/geforce-gtx-750-ti-vs-radeon-r9-270/



    Hey man thanks for being so friendly about that, everyone just seems to yell and cause arguments, It does come down to power and and how quiet it is and stuff but actually knowing that might be helpful for budget builds so thanks anyway :)
  12. the GTX 750/Ti is the better option for you, though it is less powerful then the R9 270, it is the most power efficient card out there, drawing very little power with very good performance, a superb choice indeed.
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