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January 12, 2012 4:48:33 AM

Hi. I'm new and I'm basically clueless about computers and what not. I'm looking for a decent graphics card
that will run World of Warcraft at atleast Medium/High settings. Help me pick out one please? And I'm willing to change my
PSU for the graphics card considering mine is only 220W max. I would really appreciate the help.

Thank you very much in advance !

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January 12, 2012 5:57:05 AM

Post your complete system specs.
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January 12, 2012 6:18:02 AM

Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Athlon (tm) II X2 220 Processor (2 CPUs) ~2.8GHz
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
4096 MB RAM
DirectX 11

Is this enough?
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January 12, 2012 6:20:45 AM

What about your monitor resolution?
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January 12, 2012 6:23:59 AM

I would go with a HD6850. Maybe a 6870. Neither overpowers your CPU too badly but either would require a power supply upgrade. What is your budget?
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January 12, 2012 6:25:36 AM

Oh yeah and is that a homebuilt system or an OEM, like a Dell? The case size might matter as far as a power supply and graphics card goes.
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January 12, 2012 6:28:24 AM

My budget's currently at $200.
& Yeah It's OEM. I bought it in the store, it's HP.
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January 12, 2012 6:30:52 AM

Do you have a graphics card now? I need a model number of the computer to make sure you can upgrade it. OEMs can be pretty limited.
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January 12, 2012 6:35:11 AM

I thought the GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 was already the graphics card? Otherwise, no.
Model: s5501f
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January 12, 2012 6:38:29 AM

Ahh yeah that is integrated graphics not a "card" as such. Let me check your computer.
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January 12, 2012 6:45:56 AM

OK bad news. You have a "slimline" case. It uses a proprietary sized power supply and will not fit a full sized graphics card.

Your best bet in my opinion is to buy yourself a new case if you want to upgrade anything on that computer. You can get a good case in the ~$50 range. Then you are looking at another ~$50 for a good power supply. The graphics card I recommended for your resolution is about ~$150.....so you are overbudget. You can go cheaper on the graphics card, in fact you can get a decent one for around $100 but it's not going to max games at 1600 x 900. Play most games on decent settings yes, max no.
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January 12, 2012 6:52:35 AM

Thanks that's fine. But where abouts do I look for a 'new case'? Or if you meant something else like replacing the desktop?
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January 12, 2012 7:08:15 AM

Ok I have to run. As far as a cheap case goes look for a Antec 300 Illusion, Coolermaster Haf 912 or Elite 430, Rosewill Challenger or Thermaltake V3. There are plenty more.

For a power supply check Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling , XFX, Enermax, or Silverstone. You need 450-500 watts.

Check here for graphics cards.Stay in the $100 to $150 dollar range. The more expensive the better it will run your games. Anything over $150 is probably more than your CPU can handle.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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January 12, 2012 8:06:26 AM

Thanks, so there is no possibility of me adding a decent graphics card due to my slimline case? I'm honestly a beginner and a casual gamer with serious budget cuts lol. I really don't want to go through the trouble of building one, not yet anyways. And I'll be buying in canada.
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January 12, 2012 8:18:48 AM

probably not unless you upgrade your case and therefore psu which has been mentioned
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January 12, 2012 8:27:42 AM

Ughhh alright but I can transfer everything I currently have to the new case right?
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January 12, 2012 4:33:22 PM

Yes.......but you are obviously new to this , no offense. You are going to need to either get someone with tech experience to help you or you are going to need to do a bit of research. It is not a hard job but it can be tedious. Since you really are not sure even what part of the computer the case is, I suggest spending a few hours on google and youtube learning about building computers. There are some really good tutorials out there. Then decide if this is something you are comfortable trying yourself.
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