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Intel r g33 g31 express chipset family or Nvidia gt220?

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December 1, 2010 6:57:04 PM

Hello,
I recently bought a Hp computer and it come with the Intel r g33 g31 express chipset family and i would like to upgrade my graphics card to suit world of warcraft in particular, i have been recommended the Nvidia gt220
Could i get some positive feedback thanks :) 
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December 1, 2010 9:54:20 PM

GT220 is a hell of a lot better than the integrated G31 or G33 chipsets, but it's not much of a gaming card even for WOW. What is your price range and system specs? Cards like the 5670 can usually be found for a similar price and are much better gaming cards.
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December 1, 2010 11:35:31 PM

My price range would probably stop at around $200.
Specs-
Hp p6220a.
windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
Pentium(R) duel core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.60GHz
2Gb Ram
Intel (R) g33 g31 express chipset family
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December 1, 2010 11:57:50 PM

What is the rating of your power supply and are you stuck with low profile or do you have a full size case? Also what is the resolution of your monitor?

$200 can get you a heck of a card if you have the space and power to support it. The fact that you were recomended a GT220 makes be think you may be limited by that so thats why I suggested a 5670, but if that's not the case you may want to look at something more powerful like this:

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

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December 2, 2010 12:11:24 AM

I have Bestec 250w PSU
my case is full size
My screen resolution is 1600-900
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December 2, 2010 1:13:49 AM

Okay say i was to buy the RAIDMAX RX-500AF 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE or a similar PSU with around 500W, which graphics cards would you suggest for me within a $200 budget.
One other thing.. When buying a new PSU and graphics card.. do i need to make sure its compatible with anything else in my computers? (Making sure so i dont buy the wrong items :)  )
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