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November 9, 2011 10:41:29 PM

I just received a $100 from my grandparents last week and my pc is laggy so bad when i played Shogun2,so i want to spend it on graphic cards
I don't play really high graphics(just medium-low)
my system is

Acer Aspire x1700
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz
4.00GB ram
64-bit operating system
NVIDIA GeForce G100


if that's not enough maybe this Game Booster report will help

01 - Operating System
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0101 - Operating System : Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336)
0102 - Language : English (Regional Setting: English)
0103 - BIOS : Default System BIOS
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
0105 - Memory : 4094MB RAM
0107 - Page File : 2317MB used, 6066MB available
0108 - Windows Dir : C:\Windows
0109 - DirectX Version : DirectX 11
0110 - DX Setup Parameters : Not found
0114 - DxDiag Version : 7.00.6002.18107

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02 - Processor
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0201 - Caption : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz x2 ~2403MHz
0202 - Current Clock Speed : 2403MHz
0203 - L1-Cache : 64.00 KB
0204 - L2-Cache : 1.00 MB

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03 - Video Adapter
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0301 - Card Name : NVIDIA GeForce G100
0302 - Manufacturer : NVIDIA
0303 - Chip Type : GeForce G100
0304 - DAC Type : Integrated RAMDAC
0305 - Device Key : Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E6&SUBSYS_9840174B&REV_A1
0306 - Display Memory : 2287 MB
0307 - AdapterRAM : 512.00 MB
0308 - Current Mode : 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)

i was thinking of
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9800gt_us....

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

but please do post recommendations that are better but remember the budget is $100(including shipping)
and also please post sites that will the best price

Thank you

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November 9, 2011 10:45:58 PM

and also i forgot the power supply is 220 Watt
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November 9, 2011 10:55:58 PM

Get a new system. 220w won't support pretty much anything, and the 775 socket series which includes those Pentiums,is outdated and overpriced. Save up for a new system. Shogun is a pretty CPU intensive game though. For christmas, ask for money, and BUILD a new computer. When you get the money, PM me and I'll help you make your build. PS, making a computer isn't hard a 13 year old could do it.
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November 9, 2011 10:57:27 PM

jessterman21 said:
Looks like only a low-profile card will fit, and your choices are limited already by your PSU. This one should do nicely for you.

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


220w is bare minimum without a discrete GPU. The GPU you picked out has a 400w recommended PSU rating. 220w won't support ANY worthwhile discrete graphics.
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November 9, 2011 11:00:21 PM

This HD 4670 or 5670 or even the 6670, are the perfect fit for your system, but also take in consideration that your Cpu will make things liitle bit slower.
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November 9, 2011 11:03:36 PM

samuelspark said:
220w is bare minimum without a discrete GPU. The GPU you picked out has a 400w recommended PSU rating. 220w won't support ANY worthwhile discrete graphics.

A 400w min PSU rating from AMD, yes - but (as you should know) they overestimate drastically. OP's CPU draws 65w max, and the HD 5570/6570 draws 60W max. This system with my suggested card will never draw over 175w.
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November 9, 2011 11:43:31 PM

samuelspark said:
Get a new system. 220w won't support pretty much anything, and the 775 socket series which includes those Pentiums,is outdated and overpriced. Save up for a new system. Shogun is a pretty CPU intensive game though. For christmas, ask for money, and BUILD a new computer. When you get the money, PM me and I'll help you make your build. PS, making a computer isn't hard a 13 year old could do it.



how much do you think building up a new one will cost? It will take me some time because I have to save up for a car.
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November 9, 2011 11:55:22 PM

jessterman21 said:
A 400w min PSU rating from AMD, yes - but (as you should know) they overestimate drastically. OP's CPU draws 65w max, and the HD 5570/6570 draws 60W max. This system with my suggested card will never draw over 175w.



so should i just buy that?
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a b U Graphics card
November 10, 2011 12:19:31 AM

No. Jessester has no idea what he's talking about. Chances are, you don't really have a high quality PSU if you bought it as a prebuilt. A decent gaming computer can be made for about $300. Not expensive at all.
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November 10, 2011 12:21:40 AM

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a b U Graphics card
November 10, 2011 11:12:05 AM

It's true, building a budget gaming system is cheaper than ever, and you would get at least double the performance of your current machine + a new vid card. But I still think your PSU would be just fine with a low-wattage discrete card - up to you tho.
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November 10, 2011 12:11:45 PM

jessterman21 said:
It's true, building a budget gaming system is cheaper than ever, and you would get at least double the performance of your current machine + a new vid card. But I still think your PSU would be just fine with a low-wattage discrete card - up to you tho.


My 250w watt PSU is barely able to support a GT240 (rated for minimum of 350w) and a core 2. I get random crashes sometimes. 220w won't support any decent discrete GPU.
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