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July 3, 2012 11:24:31 PM

I Have a HP h8-1214, it only has a 350 watt power supply & a AMD Radeon HD 7450. 10GB Ram & AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor I am not looking for WOW but the games I play I need a better card. I am not sure what all info you need so here is more than you need. Also, I am sure that size could be an issue & more than likely the power supply is too small, but I only know enough to be dangerous.

Motherboard
Manufacturer Gigabyte
Model 2AC8 (CPU 1)
Chipset Vendor ATI
Chipset Model ID5A14
Chipset Revision 02
Southbridge Vendor AMD
Southbridge Model SB850
Southbridge Revision 40

If you need more info let me know, thanks as I am brand new to tom's hardware!
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a b ) Power supply
July 4, 2012 3:05:37 AM

You need to physically open the case and measure for yourself the length of video card that your system will accept. That info isn't available in the system specs. Then come back here and people can make suggestion for what card will fit in that length.
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July 4, 2012 1:12:02 PM

Can easily handle 9' length, 4.4" tall & 2.0" width. It will hold more card than I need, the unit came with a card worth about $55, but then the whole thing was a gift from a friend half way around the world.

I was wanting to build a computer for the first time but lets just say life is a little more complicated these days & cost is a primary consideration.

But, please feel free to make suggestions. I have looked at numerous cards & I don't think I need anything approaching $200, I am an "older" guy & mostly play golf online but I want to play in the highest settings for max frame rate.
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July 4, 2012 1:16:37 PM

Nine inches isn't long enough for most current cards. You need like 10 to 10 1/2"
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July 4, 2012 1:58:45 PM

The XFX FX-775A-ZNP4 Radeon HD 7750 is 8.3" x 4.4" x 0.74". but I was wanting a little better card. I don't think I need anything approaching the 10" cards, IMO.
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July 4, 2012 3:04:53 PM

Yep. Looking at the dimensions now, I se3e most of the good cards, like 6870 and such are about 9"
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July 4, 2012 3:50:48 PM

I was looking at Newegg at the following, any suggestions & will they work with what I have. Yes I am sure I will have to upgrade to a 400 watt power supply, any suggestions for that as well would be appreciated.

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

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

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

I know nothing about the difference in the 6000 & the 7000 series.

Thanks for any help

now I realize I should have put this under "Graphics & Displays" in the forum,
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July 4, 2012 3:57:58 PM

All three cards are 128-bit cards. You're really sacrificing data throughput. You should get a 256-=bit card like the 6850 or 6870. It's only a few dollars more, and it will feel quite a bit snappier than what you have selected.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $135
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $160
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July 4, 2012 4:10:25 PM

Thanks very much, appreciate the feedback
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