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Could I upgrade just the gpu on this.

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July 5, 2012 10:55:08 PM

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/acer-aspire-desktop-compute...

My friend was thinking about getting this he do much gaming but he wants to play swtor. I don't think it could play the game as it is right now. So my question is is there an ok gpu that could go in this? He could spend another $80-$90 later on for a gpu.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 11:15:55 PM

MSI N640GT-MD1GD3 GeForce GT 640 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can put this video card in there and your friend would only have to save another $10 , also I would check the video card minimum requirements to see what your choices are for a video card and then look at the chart below to see where certian cards fall.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2012 12:14:09 AM

Small Form Factor so you need a LOW PROFILE video card.

GT 640 is an option, power draw 65W
HD 6670 is better choice for gaming (same game, lower price)
From http://www.anandtech.com/show/5969/zotac-geforce-gt-640...


Here is a low profile 6670. for $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SWTOR min spec:

CPU:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core or better
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better

RAM:

Windows XP: 1.5GB
NOTE: 2GB if your computer uses on-board graphics processing.
Windows Vista/Windows 7: 2GB

Video Card:

ATI X1800 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better

An HD6670 is better than an X1800 or 7800. See the hierarchy chart on the last page.... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
Your friends CPU is better than a core 2 2ghz.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2012 12:15:39 AM

inzone said:
MSI N640GT-MD1GD3 GeForce GT 640 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can put this video card in there and your friend would only have to save another $10 , also I would check the video card minimum requirements to see what your choices are for a video card and then look at the chart below to see where certian cards fall.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


Hi, given teh case is a SFF are you sure the 640 would fit? It look double wide and not low profile from the photo.....
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2012 5:52:54 PM

I'm pretty sure those Acer Aspires (I have one) only have 220W power supplies.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2012 4:03:20 AM

helpme3212355555 said:
First off thanks for all the help everyone.

Do you guys think this card will work? I forgot to say he is in canada so he has to use that there newegg. Also I picked that card becasue with that one he could also get a cheap power supply.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


I don't think this is a LOW PROFILE card needed for a SMALL FORM FACTOR pc.

Compare the photo of the card you linked with this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you see how the second card is not as tall as the first. In the photos of the second card do you see the provide a bracket that is not as tall. See the 'low profile' in the description?

If you search newegg in CA for 'low profile 6670' what results do you get? (Please double check that the PC is a SFF pc, it sure looks like one)

EDIT: He doesn't need a new PSU with a 6670, but if you get him one, please be careful which one you recomend. Here are some good and bad ones. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/350450w-roundup-11-c...
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