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January 7, 2012 11:23:22 PM

I am a cheap gamer and i am buying a cheap (but okay) PC. the link for the PC:

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

Im also planning on buying an AMD Radeon HD 6670 DDR5, to do some moderate gaming. i know ddr5 will give me better performane than the ddr3, but i need to know if this GPU will work with the PC. I dont know the PSU of the PC, but will it be enough? does it have enough and appropriate slots on the MOBO to run it? is DDR5 worth it? or should i get DDR3? I heard the the Radeon reccomend a 400 watts PSU, but ive also heard stories of people using the GPU w/ a 250 watt PSU. will the GPU work on the PC w/o another PSU in this case? I have some backups if it doesnt work, but just in case... will an nvidia geforce gt 240 ddr3 work? i hope the AMD gpu works, cause its a lot more powerful...

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January 8, 2012 12:54:09 AM

IIRC, it needs to have PCIe 2.0 x16 to use that GPU, which the MOBO does not have.
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January 8, 2012 1:34:54 AM

That system is not going to work for what you think it will first off you don't have the right MOBO to run any cards that require a PCIe x 16. Also even if it did not enough room for cards. I couldn't get through the link you gave so here is good link to the rig you want to buy.

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

Also your PSU the Lit-on is a tier 4 and not recommended for use. Another problem is air flow your rig will run hot most of the time. I would recomend not to buy this rig. You would be better off looking at tigerdirect.com for there bare bone rigs low cost you put it to gether. I am sorry for the bad news and I wish you the best of luck.
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January 8, 2012 11:10:17 PM

DM186 said:
That system is not going to work for what you think it will first off you don't have the right MOBO to run any cards that require a PCIe x 16. Also even if it did not enough room for cards. I couldn't get through the link you gave so here is good link to the rig you want to buy.

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

Also your PSU the Lit-on is a tier 4 and not recommended for use. Another problem is air flow your rig will run hot most of the time. I would recomend not to buy this rig. You would be better off looking at tigerdirect.com for there bare bone rigs low cost you put it to gether. I am sorry for the bad news and I wish you the best of luck.


So which is the best GPU that will work w/ this PC? I was looking at a $45 Nvidia gt 240, but please tell me if there is a better Gpu that will work with the PC. i was also looking at these 2 PCs. :

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

http://www.walmart.com/ip/eMachines-Refurbished-EL1358G...

although they are all very low specs, will any one of them work with a decent video card like gt 240, HD 6670 etc.? Which ones will work? if power is a problem i could probably buy a 450 watt psu. So out of these 2 PCs (and my original link), please recommend me the best GPUs that will work with one of these, and the PSU requirement (so i no wich psu to buy) thank you very much and please reply asap :) 
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January 9, 2012 12:18:47 AM

That is a slimline computer; it is going to be very very hard to find a good GPU to go in there. Coincidentally, all of the computers you have chosen are slimline. The thing about slimline is that they are optimized for minimum and are not good in terms of performance.

Also, continuing with slimline PC's, you cannot find a decent power supply let alone a card that would fit into it. Getting anything that could power any card in that computer would not be possible, and the best low profile card that I can think of right now is the Radeon 5570.



There is a reason us gamers get large cases. Its not to be flashy, its because we need the stuff to fit.

Forget buying some refurbished piece of crap, the computers you listed are mainly for business (and were probably used so before they were re-certified and refurbished).

Since you plan on "moderate gaming," here are your options:

1. Build your own computer. It's not just for geeks, and its much easier than you think. You need more skill with a screwdriver than you do making a computer. As said by DM186, Tigerdirect has some of the best "barebones kits" out there right now, and they are cheap. A barebones kit is a multitude of parts sold together as one kit, like a kit car. All of the parts will work with each other.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

This is a decent kit here for moderate gaming, all you would need is a copy of Windows

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

and a decent graphics card

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2. You could blow even more money on a computer that someone like Dell or Alienware has already build, which usually have less performance per dollar than building one yourself.

3. Buy that computer paired with a 5570 and be sad.

The thing is, you can't put big power into a small package. Sure, Chevy did it with the small block and ford did it with the 351, but what was considered to be a "small car" back in the day is now considered a "tank" today.

On a side note, DM186, it you are reading this, what ever happened to the AMD Triple-Core barebones they had on Tiger for awhile?
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January 9, 2012 12:38:36 AM

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The last one that you listed can have an up grade for a GPU but it would have to be a low profile type card and I believe with that rig the biggest card would be a GT430 low profile. Here is a link to tell you this info. But what Deemo13 is telling you is true. Good luck to ya

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110725190...
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January 9, 2012 7:55:14 PM

Deemo13 said:
That is a slimline computer; it is going to be very very hard to find a good GPU to go in there. Coincidentally, all of the computers you have chosen are slimline. The thing about slimline is that they are optimized for minimum and are not good in terms of performance.

Also, continuing with slimline PC's, you cannot find a decent power supply let alone a card that would fit into it. Getting anything that could power any card in that computer would not be possible, and the best low profile card that I can think of right now is the Radeon 5570.

http://computershopper.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/media/images/hp-pavilion-and-slimline-desktops/682136-1-eng-US/hp-pavilion-and-slimline-desktops.jpg

There is a reason us gamers get large cases. Its not to be flashy, its because we need the stuff to fit.

Forget buying some refurbished piece of crap, the computers you listed are mainly for business (and were probably used so before they were re-certified and refurbished).

Since you plan on "moderate gaming," here are your options:

1. Build your own computer. It's not just for geeks, and its much easier than you think. You need more skill with a screwdriver than you do making a computer. As said by DM186, Tigerdirect has some of the best "barebones kits" out there right now, and they are cheap. A barebones kit is a multitude of parts sold together as one kit, like a kit car. All of the parts will work with each other.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

This is a decent kit here for moderate gaming, all you would need is a copy of Windows

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

and a decent graphics card

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2. You could blow even more money on a computer that someone like Dell or Alienware has already build, which usually have less performance per dollar than building one yourself.

3. Buy that computer paired with a 5570 and be sad.

The thing is, you can't put big power into a small package. Sure, Chevy did it with the small block and ford did it with the 351, but what was considered to be a "small car" back in the day is now considered a "tank" today.

On a side note, DM186, it you are reading this, what ever happened to the AMD Triple-Core barebones they had on Tiger for awhile?


The acer one is slimline? Okay, thanks alot :)  and, im not really gonna do super hardcore graphics. just better-than-console graphics. i dont expect a really good card w/ that cheap pc, so if i need to get a 5570, ill get one. i just want to be absolutely sure that it will work. is it true that i can only upgrade the GPU on the Last 2 PCs? someone told me that the MOBO cant run cards that require PCIe x16. Can you please verify if the 3 PC's I found have MOBOs that CAN run PCIe x16? if not, then what he said was true. some cards says PCIe 2.0. if what he said was true, then can the MOBO run a card that says PCIe 2.0? (it has no x16, srry im a noob at this lol) I was thinking maybe a GT 240 or 440. the latter requires 2 slots on MOBO. or an AMD equivalent. the gt 440 takes up 2 slots while the 240 takes up one slot. can either of those cards work? They are both 6.6 inches. Its confusing. The Nvidia website says that those 2 GPUs are PCIe 2.0. The sites that sell them says that the cards are 2.0 (x16). What is it? i get confused. so u said that hd 5570 was the best card that can run with the PC? does it require the PCIe requirement MOBO? I really dont want to buy a barebones kit. im on a seriously small budget and i need to stick with one of those super cheap PCs i found and attach the best GPU that will work with it and a PSU to support it. Please help me if you can. Thanks.
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January 9, 2012 8:21:37 PM

Deemo13 said:
That is a slimline computer; it is going to be very very hard to find a good GPU to go in there. Coincidentally, all of the computers you have chosen are slimline. The thing about slimline is that they are optimized for minimum and are not good in terms of performance.

Also, continuing with slimline PC's, you cannot find a decent power supply let alone a card that would fit into it. Getting anything that could power any card in that computer would not be possible, and the best low profile card that I can think of right now is the Radeon 5570.

http://computershopper.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/media/images/hp-pavilion-and-slimline-desktops/682136-1-eng-US/hp-pavilion-and-slimline-desktops.jpg

There is a reason us gamers get large cases. Its not to be flashy, its because we need the stuff to fit.

Forget buying some refurbished piece of crap, the computers you listed are mainly for business (and were probably used so before they were re-certified and refurbished).

Since you plan on "moderate gaming," here are your options:

1. Build your own computer. It's not just for geeks, and its much easier than you think. You need more skill with a screwdriver than you do making a computer. As said by DM186, Tigerdirect has some of the best "barebones kits" out there right now, and they are cheap. A barebones kit is a multitude of parts sold together as one kit, like a kit car. All of the parts will work with each other.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

This is a decent kit here for moderate gaming, all you would need is a copy of Windows

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

and a decent graphics card

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2. You could blow even more money on a computer that someone like Dell or Alienware has already build, which usually have less performance per dollar than building one yourself.

3. Buy that computer paired with a 5570 and be sad.

The thing is, you can't put big power into a small package. Sure, Chevy did it with the small block and ford did it with the 351, but what was considered to be a "small car" back in the day is now considered a "tank" today.

On a side note, DM186, it you are reading this, what ever happened to the AMD Triple-Core barebones they had on Tiger for awhile?


Please reply to my other reply, but i change my mind about something: i might give the barebones kits a try. Here is one i was looking at:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

If i was to get his kit, then what else would i need to buy to make this a fully functional pc?
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January 9, 2012 8:58:27 PM

mahin1islam said:
Please reply to my other reply, but i change my mind about something: i might give the barebones kits a try. Here is one i was looking at:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

If i was to get his kit, then what else would i need to buy to make this a fully functional pc?



That one will run the GT 440 or even the 5570. When a mother board (MOBO) tells you 2.0 that it is a PCIe x 16 or it tells you 2.1 it also is the same. But if it tells you just PCI then it won't except the express card x 16. Here is a link to the 3 different type sockets.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Video-Cards-PC-Components/V...

To make this work then all you need is the graphic card. and windows 7. But if you have another rig with windows on it and you have the product key then you can use that for your windows OS (operating System) Now if you have the old hard drive with windows on it you could just put it in the new rig. Problem solved.

There are video's on youtube on how to put together a computer. Here is a link to get you start. however it starts at part two but you can go back to part one. If you have any more questions just ask. Good luck to you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
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January 9, 2012 9:26:21 PM

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January 9, 2012 9:28:30 PM

Thank you very much for all your helpful comments. i just wanted to clarify, in your 1st paragraph, the one w/ the GPUs, were you talking about it working on the barebones kit, or one of the PCs? if it is one of the PCs, please specify. thank you very much
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