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Which desktop and which graphics card should I get?

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July 10, 2010 5:23:31 AM

1st desktop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+/+I...

2nd desktop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Desktop+/+Intel%2...

I was planning to build one, but I would probably screw up. I changed my mind about the dell desktop I was going to get(I was attracted to it by its quad core and 3100 score on cpubenchmark), but I learned that graphics cards are more important for gaming(and the dell desktop was getting some bad reviews). I also need to know which ones are compatible with each desktop(based on power usage I presume since each desktop has an open pci slot).

Dang! I always forget something.

Radeon 4350: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 4550: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 4650: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyone could recommend me another one, but those are the ones I dug out from the web.

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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 5:28:58 AM

It would help if we knew your budget.

Also those best buy links are dead :( .

Regardless, all of those GPU's are PCI-e, so as long as the desktop has a PCI-e slot any will work. Next you have to look off wattage, which I think is nothing more then 350W. Also none of those are too fantastic for gaming, so if you could tell us your gaming desires and budget we could help more.
July 10, 2010 6:13:47 AM

Alright, the desktops are final though(only options). I'd say my max for a video card is $50 dollars(will use a $50 vista gift card). I won't be playing Crysis or games demanding as that. I'll play 2007-2009 games such as combat arms crossfire, SUN, Atlantica, and etc. My friend has a intel quad core Q6600/radeon 2400HD/2 gig ram, and he can play all these games without lag(all max settings). My laptop has a QL-64 dual core athlon/ radeon 3200HD integrated/ 4 gig ram(sucks so much. was great in beginning though. it had no lag on any game for 2 months), so this desktop will be godly compared to my laptop.

Off Topic: How do I make my links not dead? lol. I'm using firefox and the links work fine.

1st : asus CM5671-05 $500
2nd: gateway SX2801-01E $520
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July 10, 2010 7:14:50 PM

Can someone also walk me though the process of canceling the integrated intel GMA and installation of the radeon video card? I think I'm getting the radeon 4550 or 4650.
a c 1401 U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 9:04:47 PM

Get the HD4650
Delete the onboard in device manager, Shut down and install new card, start up and install drivers for new card.
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2010 4:32:55 AM

I'll play with you on Combat Arms, don't play that much though.
July 12, 2010 5:19:45 PM

haha tell me your name. going to look for an answer on my other thread.

Edit: how to choose best answer/select solved? I don't want to post on the other thread.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2010 5:57:53 PM

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