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How can I find a compatible graphics card for my motherboard?

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May 2, 2012 5:34:25 AM

sounds like that PSU is nor good niether good brand get cooler master with same wattage don't use non standard psu's they may be damage your system!
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May 2, 2012 6:05:01 AM

xRoYx said:
I'm trying to upgrade my graphics card but, honestly, I'm pretty ignorant about this stuff. Currently I plan to upgrade my power supply to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so now I just need to know what to look for, for a graphics card. My motherboard is a FOXCONN 2AB1, my CPU is an AMD Phenom II X4 830.

I'm looking to spend between 100-150 dollars. Please help!! Thanks

1. What is your current PSU? It is possible that you do not need to upgrade at all.
2. What do you use your PC for?
3. What is the monitor resolution that you have ( ex: 1920x1080, 1366x768, etc )...

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May 2, 2012 7:14:54 AM

1. It came stock with my computer it's only 230W
2. I play a lot of games and I want to upgrade for Diablo 3
3. 1920x1080
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May 2, 2012 7:55:55 AM

xRoYx said:
1. It came stock with my computer it's only 230W
2. I play a lot of games and I want to upgrade for Diablo 3
3. 1920x1080

At 1920x1080 you will need at least an HD7770 ( minimum ~$130 ):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But this card will require you to upgrade PSU. The Corsair CX500 suggested earlier is a good deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This sum up to about $170(with mail in rebate)+shipping...
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May 2, 2012 7:59:33 AM

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May 2, 2012 7:59:48 AM

Appreciate it a lot
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May 2, 2012 10:54:14 PM

I actually wanted to add something to this...after doing some research on this stuff, I see a lot of complaints about the Corsair cx500 frying computers/video cards...any thoughts, or should I be fine?
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May 3, 2012 9:20:54 AM

^Corsair power supplies are very good & I can't imagine it failing much less frying other components. I have one more HX620 for almost 3 years & an HX850 for about 6 months. Can you provide the links where it says CX500 is frying computers/video cards?
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May 3, 2012 12:20:17 PM

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