Looking for a new graphics card, help please. :)

I am currently looking for a new graphics card and I have no idea on what I need. My computer is a Acer Aspire M3100, I got it about 1 year ago. How do I know if a graphics card I buy will work with it? Can anyone help pick a nice card out for me! I am looking to play Huxley when it comes out. :)
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More about looking graphics card please
  1. What are your system specs we're not psychic.
  2. Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2.80GHz
    Ram: 3.00 GB
    Current Display: on-board ATI Radeon x1250
    32-Bit Windows Vista

    Need anything else?
  3. Just your psu wattage
  4. I'm not sure what I was looking for but on my Power Supply it reads:

    INPUT: 100-127v ~ / 6A; 220-240V ~ / 3.15A: 50-60HZ
    OUTPUT: 250W Max
  5. Pretty weak PSU.

    I can't recommend anything more powerful than the HD 4550 which uses about 20w of power under load.
  6. I don't know much about the hardware of a PC...just the basics. Could someone recommend me the best card I could get with my current specs? Preferably one that won't make my pc explode! :P

    edit: Thanks jaguarskx. Anyway you could link me one from newegg or something? Sorry, I just don't want to get the wrong card.
  7. Get this PSU for ~$50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339021

    then get yourself a:
    9800GTX/GTX+ ~ $135
    or
    4850 ~$130

    Or 4770 ~$110
  8. Alex4k said:


    edit: Thanks jaguarskx. Anyway you could link me one from newegg or something? Sorry, I just don't want to get the wrong card.


    Here you go:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102819

    Just remember it is a "value" video card and it has not been benchmarked with games. Don't expect too much from it, but it will definitely be better than the integrated video that you have.
  9. Bluescreendeath said:


    I peg it as an average quality PSU. Good enough for the GPUs BlueScreenDeath mentioned.
  10. BlueScreenDeath's idea is good too, you might want to consider getting a new PSU. Heres a nice one. (Corsair 400CX) - 45.00 After MiR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
  11. Nice card edeawillriule listed, but I'm not sure it'll run that great on a 250W PSU.
  12. Yeah should work well but you might consider getting a nicer quality PSU.
  13. I wouldn't go with that brand of a PSU myself. Pick up a decent one then hunt for a 4770, one of the best low end cards around.
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