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Want to upgrade my NVidia G210 Graphics card

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January 4, 2012 12:28:49 PM

Hi!
I'm planning on upgrading my graphics card to something more suited to playing games.
I currently have a Nvidia Geforce G210.
My specs are
SYSTEM :- HP Pavilion Slimline s5660uk
Processor :- Quad-core AMD Athlon™ II X4 635 (2.9 GHz)
RAM:- 4GB 1333Mhz DDR3
GPU:- Nvidia G210
(Copied from http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-slimline-s566... if more details needed)

I currently play mostly on Wii and PS3 and use my Samsung 1080p HDTV as my monitor so I'm not worried about running at really high framerates, since used to a max of 60fps, or at top resolutions, since tv couldn't take more than 1080p anyway.

Would just be looking to run newer games at comfortable specs

And as I usually play on consoles I'm not looking to spend much either. Maybe under $100.

Looking around here I see suggestions such as 6670 or 6770, but just wanted to see if there were other suggestions more suited for my system or even if it could take them.

Thanks in advance
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January 4, 2012 12:42:50 PM

Can you check the label of your Power Supply? Without the Power supply we can't guarantee that anything would work.
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January 4, 2012 12:52:02 PM

Thanks for the quick reply.
Okay. Will try and check when I get home from work
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January 4, 2012 2:13:49 PM

Other option at the 100 dollar range is the 550 TI. I'm not particularly nvidia or ATi just putting the other option out there.

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January 4, 2012 3:21:44 PM

I checked the power supply and yes it is 220. So looks like will be upgrading that as well.
Thanks for the replies guys. Will start looking around for the supply.

I remember reading somewhere that the AMD cards would perform better than nVidia due to it being an AMD processor. Is this true or is there much difference?
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January 4, 2012 4:45:47 PM

Actually, it isn't much. It will not make that much difference. But seeing that your case is a slim case, you must to take a low profile card.

Can you give us the budget for both PSU and GPU?
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January 4, 2012 6:07:24 PM

Well I was aiming for under £100 for GPU. And since it'll probably not be this month that I get it, I can upgrade the PSU in the meantime, if can get it for less than £50.

Though was looking around myself and can't find any 450W Power supplies that fit the slimline case
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January 5, 2012 4:44:01 PM

Would 400W be enough of an upgrade? I've found them at a few locations
http://pointtek.ecrater.com/p/11544819/hp-pavilion-slim...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If so, I can look around for one that can be shipped here(Ireland). I know, looking around here that people have said the recommended power is an exagerration.

Edit: Found these on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Colors-400w-Micro-ATXPower-Supp...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-400W-Micro-Atx-M-400U/dp/B0...
And a 500W one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-500W-Micro-Power-Supply/dp/...

Will try to find reviews of them
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