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I have integrated graphics...can i upgrade?!

Hey guys, I just got the ZT Systems 7645Mi Desktop PC with Intel Core i5-2320 Processor, 16GB Memory, 2TB Hard Drive for Christmas.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZT-Systems-7645Mi-Desktop-PC-with-Intel-Core-i5-2320-Processor-16GB-Memory-2TB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-7-Home-Premium-Monitor-Not-Included/17615967#Specifications

Anyway, I am a big PC gamer. I play SWTOR, WoW, TF2, CCS as well as other things. I am having no problems at all running my computer at medium or medium-low specs on all of these games, but I'd like to upgrade my graphics card if possible.

I'm thinking about going with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500231&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Video+Cards-_-ZOTAC-_-14500231

I know I'll probably have to upgrade my PSU, though I don't know what to upgrade to and I don't know if I can even upgrade my graphics card in the 1st place....ANY and ALL help is appreciated!!!

Thanks,

Mike
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  1. The specs call out a PCIe slot for a graphics card. I'm sure you'll need to upgrade the PSU, as you've said. but it should work.
  2. The system does have an available PCI-Ex16 slot and a 350watt power supply, but without seeing the internals, there's no way of telling if the 560TI will physically fit within the computer (drive bays may be in the way).

    As far as replacing the power supply, I'd probably go with at least a 500 watt PSU from Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, or Seasonic.

    -Wolf sends
  3. OK, so besides it might not physically fitting, it should work? would the computer auto recognize the new graphics and bypass the integrated card? or would i have to turn it off in bios or something?
  4. More than likely, it will automatically switch.

    -Wolf sends
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    You'll be able to put in a different graphics card. I would recommend buying a card from a more reputable company. This card is probably a better choice, however, I don't know what the space limitations in side the case are, as this card is over 11 inches long, and takes up three expansion slots. You should break out the tape-measure before ordering.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121480

    You'll almost definitely need a better power supply. I'd suggest, at the very least, 600W:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
  6. DrAwesome109 said:
    You'll be able to put in a different graphics card. I would recommend buying a card from a more reputable company. This card is probably a better choice, however, I don't know what the space limitations in side the case are, as this card is over 11 inches long, and takes up three expansion slots. You should break out the tape-measure before ordering.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121480

    You'll almost definitely need a better power supply. I'd suggest, at the very least, 600W:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028


    Yeah, there is no way that would fit in my case. I have aprox. 9" - 9.5" of room for the graphics card... very helpful though! Thanks!
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