Which Card Should i get to play recent games on high quality ?

Hi i bought 2 months ago cpu with those stats...

Acer
Model : Aspire Z3101 --» all-in-one cpu
-AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor 3.00 Ghz
-4gb RAM
- WIndows 7 64bits
Touch screen--­­» useless i do not recommend it..
-Nvidia GeForce 9200
ACPI x64-based pc
well thats most of it for the important stuff...


And im very disapointed, i dont know much about computer it was 700$ from costco and i wanted this computer to play games, recent games.
I just want to play games like
Oblivion
Just Cause 2
Fallout New vegas
i can play SIms Medieval on customized lowmed-low settings
and some other games that i didnt buy yet .. anyway i cant play my games with good graphics and its pissing me off.
ex. i play new vegas and enemies start shooting at me 30seconds before i see them.. because i had to decrease the view distance to the minimum.

Anyways.. i would like advices on which commercial ( some that i could find in the computers costco sells ) graphic card i should go for.. or if you see a computer costco is selling around 700$ that would have decent to good gaming capacities, be sure id be very thankful ! and i cant really get a pc out of costco because i can exchange my computer within the 1.5-2 next months but i can get a refund so .. ill just go for a computer trade and pay the balance if the one good for gaming is a little more expensive .. annnd well thats kinda all ..

Oh and .. i dont think i want to get another all-in-one crap PC , this time im planning to get on with an old school desktop, with all the stuff separated..
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Thanks a lot for reading , i hope someone will be helping me soon or later :)
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  1. So you're keeping the computer and just upgrading the video card? If so, what's your price range for a new video card?
  2. The best GPU at costo (in stores) would be a 5770, which would be plenty (actually too much) for your needs, but price is a bit high though.

    If you see something with a HD6650, HD5570, HD5670, or GT430+, and its a good price, go ahead for that.

    But other than those, your best buy would actually those $350 (I think) eMachine/Acer desktops with a dual/tri/quad Athlon CPUs plus an aftermarket 5670/5570 (and a PSU preferably) slapped in it.
  3. coreydmorton said:
    So you're keeping the computer and just upgrading the video card? If so, what's your price range for a new video card?

    No im going to bring the whole package back and get a new computer..
  4. I don't think all-in-one's have expansion slots do they?

    Are you willing to assemble your own PC, or are you stuck buying a pre-built? If pre-built does it have to be from costco? They don't seem to have a huge selection and all there computers seem to be in need of a graphics upgrade.

    To stay under 700 bucks you could buy this: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11625675&whse=BC&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671&N=4047237 4294908836&Mo=10&No=10&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=

    Then spend 200 bucks on a decent power supply and an HD 6850 or GTX 460.
  5. Partial Strip said:
    No im going to bring the whole package back and get a new computer..

    hmm you don't really need to do that :P You just need to upgrade the gpu hehe :P Also the person above me just recommended a 5770, which i agree with, it's a very good card for it's price.
  6. ^Have you ever seen an all-in-one PC?
  7. coreydmorton said:
    hmm you don't really need to do that :P You just need to upgrade the gpu hehe :P Also the person above me just recommended a 5770, which i agree with, it's a very good card for it's price.

    I was talking about HPs with 5770s, he cant possibly upgrade that AIO, I don't think it even has an MXM slot.

    To note, costco's website and store has completely difference offerings, all that have in stores are Acers, Dells, and HPs.

    Finally @OP, I just saw that you could return the AIO, since you have that option, I would strongly suggest you build your own and have some fun. Its really worth it.
  8. benski said:
    ^Have you ever seen an all-in-one PC?

    Not really, there's a couple of AIOs with socketed CPUs and MXM cards, making them "completely" upgradable.
  9. benski said:
    ^Have you ever seen an all-in-one PC?

    haha woops. I've actually never seen an all in one pc. I thought all in one meant like a pc combo, thanks for the update.
  10. It's like a laptop that doesn't fold out and has an external keyboard pretty much lol.
  11. coreydmorton said:
    hmm you don't really need to do that :P You just need to upgrade the gpu hehe :P Also the person above me just recommended a 5770, which i agree with, it's a very good card for it's price.



    Well hold can i know if this new graphic card or whatever a 5770 is without having to open my computer cause i dont think im good enough with computers and the warranty might just take off
  12. benski said:
    It's like a laptop that doesn't fold out and has an external keyboard pretty much lol.

    sounds like a crappy deal, perhaps he should take your advice and get a pc he can tangle with. (a tower) Also, it seems for 700 he could get a much better pc if it weren't an AIO. For 700 you could get a GTX 570 and a decent motherboard/cpu/psu combo going on :P haha
  13. Partial Strip said:
    Well hold can i know if this new graphic card or whatever a 5770 is without having to open my computer cause i dont think im good enough with computers and the warranty might just take off

    I don't really have enough experience with AIO pc's to know whether or not you can upgrade the video card, especially to one that's as big as the 5770.....
  14. It is much easier than you think to put a video card in a desktop PC (although totally impossible in your current all-in-one). Every single computer on the Costco website is going to suck for gaming compared to what you pay for it. The one I linked to earlier ( http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11625675&whse=BC&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671&N=4047237 ) at least has a dedicated video card. I think you have to spend like 900 bucks at costco to get one that's a step up for gaming with an HD 5570.
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