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Graphics card upgrade question

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November 15, 2011 4:41:44 PM

Hello,

I have a HP p6310f with integrated graphics and would like to upgrade. I'm looking to be able to run more games but not necessarily the bleeding edge. Can someone suggest the best graphics card/power supply combo for around 250-300$ Thanks.
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November 15, 2011 4:58:47 PM

Thanks for the quick replies. Now for a dumb question. How can I determine whether or not these will fit in my case?
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November 15, 2011 5:00:58 PM

Measuring tape. Measure from the start of your HDD bays to the end of the case roughly.
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November 15, 2011 6:54:41 PM

I was under the assumption that I would be forced to upgrade the PSU if I wanted any graphics upgrade, but iv'e been told that http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-nVidia-GeForce-PCI-Express-0... would not require me to do so. My PSU is 300w. If that's the case I would prefer it, as I haven't fiddled with the inner-working of a computer in years and would prefer as much plug in play as possible. I see it came out a couple years ago, is this even the latest version? I'm also seeing a GT 520, a GT 430, and a GT 440. Can I have your thoughts on this? Thankyou.
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November 15, 2011 7:01:30 PM

The GT cards are low-end cards and should be avoided, as AMD makes a much better card for their price range. I would definitely recommend you get a new PSU with your graphics card, as a 300w no-namer is junk. It may run fine with your old PSU, but you don't want to take the risk after spending $250+.
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November 16, 2011 12:34:53 AM

Thankyou very much for your help gmcizzle!
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November 16, 2011 1:07:54 AM

No prob :) 
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