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May 8, 2012 8:39:08 PM

First off i'm not looking for a top of the line card, i'm looking to spend $150 and under, i bought my monitor from best buy, and my barebones kit from Tigerdirect.com, for details on my system please see below

MONITOR
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AOC+-+23%26%2334%3B+Widescr...

MOTHERBOARD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PROCESSOR
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Corsair XMS3 4GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz 4096MB I HAVE TWO OF THESE SO 8GBs

TOWER/POWER SUPPLY
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HARD DRIVE
Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/64MB/SATA-6G

MONITOR
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AOC+-+23%26%2334%3B+Widescr...

MOTHERBOARD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PROCESSOR
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Corsair XMS3 4GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz 4096MB I HAVE TWO OF THESE SO 8GBs

TOWER/POWER SUPPLY
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HARD DRIVE
Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/64MB/SATA-6G

I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT VIDEO CARDS FOR WOW, BECAUSE BEFORE I JUST USED A BAD INTEGRATED CARD, I'M LOOKING FOR A PCI EXPRESS 2.0 VIDEO CARD, I HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING GOOD THAT WILL FIT INTO THIS CASE/TOWER. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, IF YOU NEED TO KNOW ANYMORE INFO PLEASE LET ME KNOW, OH BY THE WAY I HAVE WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64-BIT
May 8, 2012 9:00:19 PM

in fact, i'll reply again. You "MUST" upgrade your power supply, till then all the money you spent is really wasted. If money is a factor, this is a great option i can speak from experience http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is "not" modular, but the price is right there with 500 watt modular PSU's, though you get 750 watt. It comes with 2 6pin and 2 6+2(8) pin GPU cords. You can run two performance level cards on that PSU.

Alternatively, you can get the entry-level 7770 i posted above, and wait for the 660/670 Nvidia cards to come out later this month, then grab one and upgrade your PSU at the same time. That would be my recommendation.
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May 8, 2012 9:02:46 PM

Your PSU is unfortunately crappy; I wouldn't count on it for anywhere near 450W. The little voltage switch gives it away as an obsolete, inefficient design (the new Antec VP series is the exception that proves the rule on that one). Even so, the card supremeusa linked, the HD7770, should run on it IF it has a PCIE power connector (if it does not, I would NOT use molex adapters). If you want something stronger, you will need to upgrade your PSU first. If the PSU has no PCIE power connector, it probably doesn't have enough of its output on +12V for a powerful graphics card. If that is the case, you'd be limited to a HD7750, which requires no additional power connector.
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May 8, 2012 9:07:27 PM

I don't know why tigerdirect links don't work for me, but WOW is a very CPU intensive game, you need a core i5 2500K to enjoy a good amount of FPS. Then a mid range card will max the game @ ultra settings 1080P such as HD 6850/6870 or GTX 460. But ensure that you have a quality branded PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 8, 2012 9:56:53 PM

I will upgrade my power supply to a 750 or 800 pretty soon, i also don't think the 7770 will run in world of warcraft, maybe i'm wrong

http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/WoWsupportedvid...

How does my system suck besides PSU? and obviously the lack of graphics/video card. I think my processor is fine maybe i need to update my motherboard?
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May 8, 2012 9:58:19 PM

I'm not going to do any recording or anything, i just want it to where i can run Wow on good settings, doesn't have to be on ultra, also just want 30fps in maybe a 25 man or in the middle of town, just so i can still move around without lagging.
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May 8, 2012 10:06:42 PM

1080P @ Ultra



EDIT: HD 6850 is all you need.
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May 8, 2012 10:10:12 PM

arng2005 said:
I'm not going to do any recording or anything, i just want it to where i can run Wow on good settings, doesn't have to be on ultra, also just want 30fps in maybe a 25 man or in the middle of town, just so i can still move around without lagging.


In that case I'd reccomend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 965 (your CPU processor) should be fine (maybe overkill) for wow.

It's a true, entry level, gaming card, well worth the 109.00 for it's purpose and compatibility with your system.

For future reference, a gaming card should be either 128 bit, 256 bit, or 384 bit. And the Stream Processors, the more the better, 128 bit with 400~ or so stream processors (about 150-200 CUDA cores with Nvidia cards) is entry level, 256 bit with 1,000-1200 stream proccessors (400-500 NVIDIA CUDA cores) is performance level/mid range (usually about 200 bucks).

Your power supply will struggle with entry level cards, your CPU is made for performance level cards.
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May 8, 2012 10:16:39 PM

From what i have read the 7*** series will not work in world of warcraft, see link above to correct me if i'm wrong, also i was told a pci express 2.0 card is the only thing i can put in my motherboard that will run at its optimal performance, i asked about a video card that happened to be 2.1 and they said it would run just not at it's optimal performance i'm new to this so trying to learn.
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May 8, 2012 10:19:39 PM

No wrong, any PCIE 3.0 card will work on your mobo as long as it has PCIE 2.0 slot.
And it will work on it's optimal performance too.
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May 8, 2012 10:20:34 PM

arng2005 said:
From what i have read the 7*** series will not work in world of warcraft, see link above to correct me if i'm wrong, also i was told a pci express 2.0 card is the only thing i can put in my motherboard that will run at its optimal performance, i asked about a video card that happened to be 2.1 and they said it would run just not at it's optimal performance i'm new to this so trying to learn.



The 7xxx series will run WOW extremely well.
The performance of a 2.1 PCIE card in a 2.0 PCIE slot is the same, you just wont have some of the technical features found in 2.1 slots.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/281255-33-motherboard...
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May 8, 2012 10:23:56 PM

Ok, the guy/gal from tigerdirect.com said you can put a 550 ti in the motherboard but it will not run at its optimal performance because it is a 2.1 and not a 2.0, he also said it would not fit in my case which could be the case just think that sounds weird with me having a mid-tower case.
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May 8, 2012 10:26:34 PM

I want to run just one video/graphic card with my system, also do i need drivers/updates to make that video card run better once i get it and put it in my motherboard, the reason i asked i read a forum that said it can run in a 2.0 obviously :p , but you have to update a driver or something another. Like i said i'm new to this side of computers.
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May 8, 2012 10:34:56 PM

Your card will come with a CD in the box. Assuming you're a novice at this, just run the installation CD and you'll be set. The benefit of this card is that it will run WOW extremely well, it runs cool, does not require a lot of power, and is future proof. You will also be able to play other games that are more demanding than WOW if you so choose.
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May 8, 2012 10:37:51 PM

To get more in depth, the CD wont always have the latest drivers, The Manufacturer will have their website available for you, they have drivers more up to date than what you will find on your CD, your box will have all the information. The drivers will be downloadable from their website, extremely easy to instal. Check it periodically.
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May 8, 2012 10:47:13 PM

I knew that it would come with a CD, still a novice though i must say, lol. I appreciate the information, you have been helpful supremeusa.
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May 8, 2012 10:48:46 PM

arng2005 said:
I knew that it would come with a CD, still a novice though i must say, lol. I appreciate the information, you have been helpful supremeusa.



Thanks, and good luck. When the graphics quality that 7750 brings you gets you hooked on PC gaming, come back to the forums and people here will be glad to help.
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May 8, 2012 11:13:44 PM

Best answer selected by arng2005.
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