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What is a good graphics card for an out of the box HP model p6720f

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July 21, 2014 5:15:27 AM

I am very interested in trying to get in to computer gaming but unfortunately my computer will not play much of anything the way that it is (even the original crysis on medium settings is too much for my computer). So I was wondering what kind of graphics card would work well with my computer. The information I found online said that my computer has an internal power supply of 250w (100-240V), a N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix) motherboard, AMD Phenom II X4 840T Processor and these expansion slots (1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card, 3 PCI Express x1 slots, 1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot). I have no idea what any of this means or really how to figure out what, if any new graphics cards would work for my computer, and would I would very much appreciate any help. I would also be thankful for any other suggestions on how to improve my computer for gaming. Thank-you.
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July 21, 2014 5:24:14 AM

a radeon r5 250 or a gtx 750 ti are your best choices for that psu. anything over would need a psu change. even these might cause instability if the psu is old.
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July 21, 2014 5:42:20 AM

laviniuc said:
a radeon r5 250 or a gtx 750 ti are your best choices for that psu. anything over would need a psu change. even these might cause instability if the psu is old.


Laviniuc the computer itself is about four years old, is that old enough to need a change?
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July 21, 2014 6:57:07 AM

wouldn't hurt, any psu is pretty old after 5 years of usage. but it depends also on how much it was powered on. get a decent brand psu 400W+ and one of the above graphics cards and it should play most current games at 720p on medium level of details.

(for example: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9jJ2WZ - you could maybe get away with just the graphics card too so you can buy just that one and see how it goes)

the psu can take a better graphics card too but no point in going over 250-300usd total or you'd get a cpu bottleneck. check this out for more recommendations: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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