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August 10, 2014 5:55:35 PM

I'm new to upgrading hardware, and I want to upgrade my graphics card to something that can run DayZ, Rust, etc. at decent settings.

Here's my system's spec's:

Motherboard
Model: Asus CM1745
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. - 5007 - 08/27/2012
CPU Socket: Socket FM2 (904)
North Bridge: AMD K15 IMC rev 00
South Bridge: AMD A85X FCH rev 2.4

Graphic Card
GPU Type: AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series (750 MHz)
VRAM Size: 1024 MB (667 MHz)

Processor
Name: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Threading 1: CPU - 4 Cores - 4 Threads
Frequency: 1399.67 MHz


Thanks! :) 

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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2014 6:01:39 PM

whats your power supply? without knowing it, i would reccomend at most a 750ti without power connectors.

we also need a budget to reccomend a good gpu. you may need to buy a psu to support the new card as well. the best card id get with the a8 without overclocking and slight bottlenecking is a gtx 760 or r9 280.
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August 10, 2014 6:11:55 PM

jshoop said:
whats your power supply? without knowing it, i would reccomend at most a 750ti without power connectors.

we also need a budget to reccomend a good gpu. you may need to buy a psu to support the new card as well. the best card id get with the a8 without overclocking and slight bottlenecking is a gtx 760 or r9 280.


I have a 286 watt power supply.

Also, I apologize, I forgot to include my budget. Which is $90 for now.

Not trying to sound cheap or anything, but would a GeForce GT 610 be able to be put in my computer? And would it run good?
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2014 6:33:10 PM

the gt 730 gddr5 version will be better. however, im not sure if 286 watts will work. what computer do you have? im guessing a prebuild dell, hp, or some brand like that?
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August 10, 2014 7:44:09 PM

jshoop said:
the gt 730 gddr5 version will be better. however, im not sure if 286 watts will work. what computer do you have? im guessing a prebuild dell, hp, or some brand like that?


Asus CM1745 pre-built.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2014 8:26:45 PM

i reccomend saving a little more money to get something like this: it will provide alot better performance. getting such a low end card may not provide much benefits, since the a series gpus are pretty decent anyway. it would be more of a side step than step forward.

anyway, heres my suggestion, its gonna be nearly twice your budget however.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $169.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-10 23:25 EDT-0400

i seriously suggest getting a better psu before upgrading anything else. psus that come with prebuilts are garbage. i wouldnt trust the lowest watt requiring gpu with the psu in there

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August 10, 2014 10:10:34 PM

jshoop said:
i reccomend saving a little more money to get something like this: it will provide alot better performance. getting such a low end card may not provide much benefits, since the a series gpus are pretty decent anyway. it would be more of a side step than step forward.

anyway, heres my suggestion, its gonna be nearly twice your budget however.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $169.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-10 23:25 EDT-0400

i seriously suggest getting a better psu before upgrading anything else. psus that come with prebuilts are garbage. i wouldnt trust the lowest watt requiring gpu with the psu in there



Will do, thanks for the help! :) 
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