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Hi I am trying to figure out what to upgrade my comps integrated video card to

I have a Processor Type
AMD Phenom II 960T Quad-Core
Processor Speed
3.0 GHz
Processor Cores
4
RAM
8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 (Expandable to 16 GB)
Hard Drive Capacity
1.5 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minut
5400 RPM
Optical Drive
SuperMulti DVD
Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Pre-loaded Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory
No
Shared Video Memory
Up to 3067 MB


whats a nice video card that wont break my system?
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  1. whats your power supply?
  2. It is very important to list your power supply because the video cards all had minimum PSU requirements. You also need to let us know what your budget amount is.

    EVGA 03G-P3-1595-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified ULTRA 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $619.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130751

    EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $499.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587

    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $339.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

    EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $289.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

    EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1557-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130629

    Without knowing your budget and power supply this would be the list you can choose from.
  3. Best answer
    To give a useful answer .....be nice to know:

    -How many PCI-E GFX card slots you have ?

    -Mobo Model ?

    -What Monitor resolution ?

    -How much ya wanna spend and .....

    -What model PSU ?

    -What is case / cooling ?


    Best I can say w/o that is ....

    <$200 get a 6870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662&IsNodeId=1&Description=6870&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20


    > $200 get a 900 Mhz 560 TI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662&IsNodeId=1&Description=900MHz%20560%20Ti&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
  4. @inzone that list is messed up wtf. do you work for EVGA or something? cause $160 for a 550 ti is like $60 over priced.

    all the cards are overpriced and 2 of them cost more than the OP's entire system by the looks of it...
  5. Ahhhh thanks for getting back to me! i am unsure of what the power supply is but I have one in my old computer is 420 watts and its got a cable that goes to the video card. The new computer I have doesnt tell me what wattage it is and so I am assuming its cheap.

    I was thinking of getting the 6870 video card (raidon) and its about 200$ (I'm a poor canadian :P lol........ummm Its got at least one

    here is some more info
    Available AGP Slots
    Not Applicable
    Available Hard Drive Bays
    1 External 3.5" (Available); 2 Internal 3.5" (One Available)
    Available Memory Slots
    4 DIMM (240-Pin; DDR3) (Two Available)
    Available Optical Bays
    2 External 5.25" (One Available)
    Available PCI Slots
    No
    Available PCI-E Slots
    3 PCI Express x1 (Available); 1 PCI Express x16 (Available)
    Energy Star Qualified
    Information Not Available
    Power Supply
    Information Not Available
    Processor Cache
    2 MB L2 + 6 MB Shared L3
    Removable Storage
    No
    System Bus
    4.0 GT/s
  6. I just dont want to fry my computer, I purchased it for 380$ refurbished .....
  7. and thank you kindly all of you for your helpful replies :)
  8. I'd say you want to get something less powerful than a 6870 unless you want to upgrade your psu, which you probably should either way.

    spend $50 on a psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    $60 with $20 mir

    and a 6850
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374
    $150 with $20 mir
  9. ohhhh ok and it never hurts to have too powerful a supply right???
  10. Correct me if im wrong but that seems to be a pcie 1.0 slot, you might have issues installing a 2.1 in there.
  11. You mentioned you were canadian. Do you live in Canada? If so, you will likely need to purchase from neweg.ca.com instead of just newegg.com

    This may mean prices will be higher. I second esrever's suggestion though.
  12. yes live in canada and bought the parts in my config from newegg.ca (also he need the price from canada that where planes 3333 lives)
  13. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&Tpk=corsair%20cx500%20v2

    Thats the psu in the canada website. and also It doesn't hurt to have a too big psu except maybe your wallet lol.
  14. I think i will go for the raidon 700 watts psu and the raidon 6770 vid card......but are there motherboards that will fry if you have too powerful a card or powersupply???
  15. theres no point in buying a 6770 and a 700 watt.

    and your motherboard will be fine with a 6850.
  16. ohhh ok thanks a lot and happy new years!!!

    my system will not melt or fry though right?? like can I get too strong a video card??
  17. nope. the graphic cards will not use that much power to melt anything at least these ones.
  18. ohhhh ok thanks a lot esrever and the rest of you, bless you and all that

    Darren
  19. I have one other question please. I am thinking that my computer is a ddr3 compatible am I correct as in reviewing vid cards I've seen ddr5
  20. My ram is ddr3 so does that mean my vid card should be too?
  21. planes3333 said:
    I have one other question please. I am thinking that my computer is a ddr3 compatible am I correct as in reviewing vid cards I've seen ddr5


    DDR3 is the newest RAM connection, GDDR5 is the newest Video card VRAM connection. Although PCI-e 1.0 might not support GDDR5 at full speed?
  22. Best answer selected by planes3333.
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