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Need help choosing a new graphics card

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December 6, 2010 1:56:35 PM

Here are my computer specs:
AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core 5000+ 2.6ghz
2GB memory installed(getting 2GB more soon)
windows 7 32bit OS
OEM motherboard HP pavillion m7750n
1 PCIe slot
PSU 300W (upgrading to 550W soon)
Nvida Geforce 6150 on board
Will a gtx 260 to GTX 465 work on my system? or could i go with ATI equivalent?
Planning on playing wow cataclysm on max settings and other high end graphics rpgs

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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 7:05:38 PM

I believe a 460 is a great choice but you will be bottlenecking it with that CPU.
How much money do you have to spend?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 8:22:14 PM

I'm pretty sure this is his computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the deminsions of the case,if it is the correct one he is using.
15.16(H) x 7.60(W) x 16.54(D) (approx.)

Here are the generic demsions of a 460gtx
8.25" x 4.37"

I don't think it would fit,but i'll let everyone else decide
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December 6, 2010 9:23:25 PM

purple stank said:
I believe a 460 is a great choice but you will be bottlenecking it with that CPU.
How much money do you have to spend?


I have enough, what do you recomend i upgrade my CPU with?
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December 6, 2010 9:26:10 PM

purple stank said:
I'm pretty sure this is his computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the deminsions of the case,if it is the correct one he is using.
15.16(H) x 7.60(W) x 16.54(D) (approx.)

Here are the generic demsions of a 460gtx
8.25" x 4.37"

I don't think it would fit,but i'll let everyone else decide


ok i bought the gtx 460 and it looks like it will fit. II m waiting to install it once i get my new PSU
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 10:05:54 PM

Yeah, it's not a very large card; shorter than a microATX motherboard so it should fit unless there is something odd going on with the case.
The issue is your CPU which is bit weak by today's standards. It will do alright still in most games but it is going to struggle in the more CPU intensive titles. You can't really upgrade the CPU without replacing the motherboard btw.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 10:52:24 PM

What socket is the motherboard?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 10:53:38 PM

Thats a good idea to wait until you get your PSU,very good idea.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 11:01:18 PM

It is basicly a Medica based PC i used to have one.Yes it does look like you will need a new mobo if you decide to upgrade to a better prossesor.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 11:10:14 PM

Just an FYI you would have to buy a fan/heatsink for the first combo and new ram for the second.
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December 14, 2010 2:19:54 AM

thanks for all your replies, looks like my pc is just out dated so i decided to build my own computer
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