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Best video card for hp pavillion p7 1155

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February 1, 2012 8:15:53 PM

What is the best video card to upgrade the graphics on this pc? Would I need to upgrade psu as well?
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February 1, 2012 8:31:42 PM

List your system specs including power supply.
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February 1, 2012 8:43:21 PM

moby34 said:
What is the best video card to upgrade the graphics on this pc? Would I need to upgrade psu as well?


Motherboard
Manufacturer: Pegatron
Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: Intel H61
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s
Processor socket: LGA 1155
Expansion Slots:

1 PCI Express x16
3 PCI Express x1
1 PCI Express Mini Card x1

300watt psu
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February 1, 2012 8:49:38 PM

CPU? Video card you have now? Or is it onboard graphics? Monitor resolution? Games you play and what settings are acceptable to you? Budget? We need as much info as you can give us.
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February 1, 2012 8:52:35 PM

anort3 said:
CPU? Video card you have now? Or is it onboard graphics?

Motherboard
Manufacturer: Pegatron
Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: Intel H61
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s
Processor socket: LGA 1155
Expansion Slots:

1 PCI Express x16
3 PCI Express x1
1 PCI Express Mini Card x1

300watt psu

onboard graphics now
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a c 88 Î Nvidia
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February 1, 2012 8:53:36 PM

I edited my above post. Sorry forum lag.
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February 1, 2012 9:07:04 PM

monitor resolution 1920x1080
general use but want to play ms flightsim
cpu is 3.10 gigahertz Intel Core i5-2400
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
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a c 88 Î Nvidia
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February 1, 2012 9:12:48 PM

How about a budget?
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a c 88 Î Nvidia
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February 1, 2012 9:16:21 PM

You are going to be stuck with a pretty low end card with a 300w power supply. If you want a mid level card or better a new power supply will be necessary.
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February 1, 2012 11:33:40 PM

yep, I expected that. Any suggestions?
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February 1, 2012 11:36:43 PM

I need a budget. You want to spend $100 or $1000?
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February 2, 2012 12:53:51 AM

$100 to $300 including a psu upgrade.
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February 2, 2012 2:16:03 AM

Ok here is a great power supply for $60.

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

That leaves you enough for a pretty good higher mid tier graphics card. If you want Nvidia the GTX 560 Ti and If you want AMD the HD 6950.

EVGA GTX 560 Ti. EVGA has the best warranty in the business and this card has their lifetime warranty. $235 after rebate.

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

XFX HD 6950. XFX also has a lifetime warranty. $240 after rebate.

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


As you can see here in the benchmarks the two cards trade blows depending on the game. The AMD is faster in some , the Nvidia is faster in others. You can compare other cards with this site's benchmarking comparison tool.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=293


Here is a great article that may help you decide on a card if you do not like the ones I linked to. Worth reading either way.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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February 2, 2012 1:56:50 PM

Thanks. I'll check out local pricing on your suggestions.
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August 20, 2012 1:08:50 AM

I have the same exact computer as Moby34. I was wondering what kind of GPU i could put in my desktop with out swapping out the power supply.. So that leaves 300w and i want to use the GPU for Arma 2, Battlefield ect. At a decent frame rate so normal if not high graphics. Please i need the help! Also the monitor is DVI-D connection 1920-1080 resolution.
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