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Help Computer Nooby Find a Gaming Graphics Card Under 100$

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January 29, 2012 4:31:01 AM

Hey guys first off I'm a huge nooby when it comes to my PC specs and graphics cards etc. I'm looking for a different graphics card seeing as my integrated one (ATI Radeon HD 4200) doesn't allow me to play many games. Preferably I would like something buy able locally (i.e. Best Buy Future Shop [I live in Canada]). I currently play Dota 2, Guild Wars, Starcraft 2 and Counter Strike Source. (I have to run Dota 2 and Starcraft on very low settings to work however). But I would like to get a graphics card that would allow me to play newer games like Battle Field 3, All points Bulletin, Counter Strike Global Offense, Call of Duty 4, etc. I have a budget of under 100$ and I'm looking for decent performance and visuals!

Thanks big grin

PC Specs (I don't understand much of this) :

I'm running an HP Pavilion (model p6302f) with Windows 7 Home Premium on a x64 bit system.

Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200

RAM: 6GB

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.60GHz

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January 29, 2012 4:50:08 AM

With that PC you are greatly limited by the stock Power Supply and also I would recommend ordering from websites like newegg.com because with Best Buy you are going to pay much more for the same thing example my XFX Radeon 6770 was $109.99 on newegg and it is $180 at Best Buy. Also are you looking to play more graphically advanced games like Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3. And you will need to upgrade your Power Supply to use any "gaming" class video card.
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January 29, 2012 5:04:24 AM

Your power supply unit or SMPS is 300W. It's too low to handle external Graphics Card. You may use this card http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/xfx-xfx-amd-rade... - $96 but it may result in unexpected power supply or SMPS failure because the rated PSU for this card is 400W. Also you will not be able to get good performance at 1600x900 (It's your monitor resolution) with this card at such low budget. You will be able to play Battlefield 3 mostly at medium/low settings as it's visually very demanding game. Though COD4 & Counter strike etc. will run fine.
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January 29, 2012 4:56:10 PM

okay so say hypothetically i change my budget to 150$ for a power supply and graphics card what would you guys suggest? and Medium/low graphics is fine as long as its in the mid range and I can play i could care less! Thanks!
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January 29, 2012 6:06:45 PM

And All that stuff will work with my system?? and what do you mean by definite improvement will I be able to play more games like Cod 4, CSS: GO and APB?
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January 29, 2012 6:09:29 PM

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SAPPHIRE 100327L Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
$105


Definately go with the psu that grand_admiral_k mentioned but for the video card get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540
XFX Radeon HD 6770 for 109.99 right now on newegg which is a better card than the 6750 for a couple dollard more. I run this video card on the psu that grand_admiral_k mentioned

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January 29, 2012 6:09:34 PM

Also I live in Canada So i don't want to pay hardcore shipping from US if anyone knows any computer parts stores in Canada that'd be helpful too!
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January 29, 2012 6:16:15 PM

dobosmoez said:
Also I live in Canada So i don't want to pay hardcore shipping from US if anyone knows any computer parts stores in Canada that'd be helpful too!

Well you could check newegg to see what they would cost to ship to canada. I live in michigan and newegg is based out of california and my shipping is pretty cheap but the video card I mentioned plays every game I have maxed video settings 1920x1080 resolution and newegg is the only place that I have found that video card to fit your budget.
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January 29, 2012 6:17:54 PM

okay sweet ill give it a look then :D 
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January 29, 2012 6:19:18 PM

dobosmoez said:
okay sweet ill give it a look then :D 

I just found that newegg has a canadian site and branch
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January 29, 2012 6:21:46 PM

Any so all of these parts WILL work in my computer right??
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January 29, 2012 6:23:14 PM

and the PSU comes with all the cables too right?
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January 29, 2012 6:25:09 PM

jmccarty13 said:
I just found that newegg has a canadian site and branch


lol me too!
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January 29, 2012 6:25:29 PM

dobosmoez said:
and the PSU comes with all the cables too right?

Yeah I resarched your pc everthing will work fine and the psu has everything you need.
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January 29, 2012 6:27:42 PM

Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=33357&vpn=CMPSU%2D400CX&m...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=33040&vpn=OCZ500MXSP&manu...
And then buy a 5770/6770
XFX Radeon HD 5770 = great deal i have one = exhaust heat outside the case
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=65489&vpn=HD577AZNFR&manu...
Asus EAH6770 DC/2DI/1GD5
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
Or Asus EAH6670 doesn't require external PCI-E 6pin power
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
Sapphire (11192-07-20G) AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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