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October 15, 2011 3:59:31 PM

Hello,
i have a MS-7636 H55M-E21 an Intel core i5 CPU 650 @ 3.2 Ghz (4 CPUs). I think it has 1PCI express gen2x16 slot 2 PCI express gen2x1 slots and 1 PCI slot supports 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface. I don't know what any of this means or if any of those slots that are supposed to be on my mother board have anything in them. It has a Intel HD graphics(core i5). I'm thinking of getting a new graphics card for up to $200. Any suggestions would be great since i have no idea.

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a c 214 U Graphics card
October 15, 2011 4:02:45 PM

What power supply do you have?

You have a general motherboard.You can support any type of single graphics card.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 15, 2011 8:04:16 PM

any PCIE 2.0 x16 graphics card will fit in your MOBO just fine. just make sure your PSU will deliver the required wattage.
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October 16, 2011 8:21:28 AM

thanks to both, Opened the side and i think PSU is 550W max output if i'm reading the right thing
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 12:02:14 PM

so what's your budget ? what resolution will you play at ? and make sure your PSU is a branded one cause if you go with a high end GPU with a cheap PSU, you'll fell in some problems.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 8:06:07 PM

Do you know how many amps are on the +12/v rail(s) of that 550watt PSU?

Depending on the quality of your PSU and for $200 I would suggest going with the 6870.It's the best bang for your buck.

Sapphire 6870 $180 + Free Shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 214 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 9:12:04 PM

That is a good idea but with the shipping cost it makes the total $210.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 9:15:03 PM

if he could pay $200 i guess he could pay $210, but still all depends on his PSU.
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