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HP Pavillion p6510y New Video card?

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December 10, 2010 4:18:58 AM

Hello,
I'm looking for a new video card for my PC, but I'm not sure what cards are compatible with it. Here's the specs: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-p6510y/450...

Thanks in advance, my budget is $250.
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December 10, 2010 5:11:02 AM

What are you planning to use the graphics card power for, gaming, 3D rendering?

The p6510y has only a 250 Watt power supply.

If you're not planning on upgrading the power supply then that will limit what graphics cards can be recommended.
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December 10, 2010 1:38:42 PM

I'm just going to use it for new gamer, like Black Ops, Crysis, and Startcraft 2. I've already found a great deal on a 600 Watt Psu. Any recommendations?
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December 10, 2010 3:06:33 PM

What is the display panel/monitor's native resolution? Or at least provide the brand and model.
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December 10, 2010 3:29:27 PM

The monitor is a Acer G185H and its native resolution is 1366x768
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December 10, 2010 4:25:23 PM

Within the $250 budget is:

AMD Radeon HD 6850 1 GB
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1 GB
nVidia GeForce GTX 460 1 GB

The brand you choose is up to you.

If PhysX or CUDA support is important to you then that limits your choice to the nVidia GeForce GTX 460.

The 600 Watt PSU should be able to handle the cards listed above.
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December 10, 2010 4:31:56 PM

Thanks for the reply! I was thinking about getting the GTX 460 1G but I noticed its configured for PCI Express 2.0 I know that is backwards compatible with a PCI 16x, but how big of a performance hit would it take?
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December 10, 2010 4:38:13 PM

Best answer selected by apocalypticazn.
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December 10, 2010 4:43:23 PM

The H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) motherboard in your HP Pavillion p6510y has a PCI Express x16 2.0 slot so no loss in performance.
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