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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 Vista™ 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.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130632

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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  1. and also i forgot the power supply is 220 Watt
  2. 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=N82E16814102934
  3. 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.
  4. 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=N82E16814102874


    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. Best answer
    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.
  10. Best answer selected by C0MMANDO.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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