Hi everyone, I'm looking to upgrade the graphics on my computer that I bought about 2-3 years ago. The graphics card I've been looking at is the Radeon HD 6670 (here is the link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... ). This seems like a really nice card for my budget and purposes. I do play some games, nothing too graphically intensive though.
Anyways, I'm concerned that this graphics card may not work with my computer and want to be 100% sure that it will work before I buy it. I haven't changed anything hardware-wise as of yet. Here's the specs:
My main concern is that the Radeon 6670 graphics card is listed as being PCI express 2.1 (x16) and my computer only has a PCI express 1.0 (x16) slot. I've researched it online and some sources say that the 2.1 card will work in the 1.0 slot and some say that it's possible it won't, based on the motherboard model. Here's 2 pictures I took while looking at the PCI slots if that would help: http://i.imgur.com/sjIYk.jpg and http://i.imgur.com/sMcNt.jpg.
Also, since the slots are so far away from the back of the computer would that be a problem?
My other concern is that the PSU is only 250W and I'm not sure what's needed for the Radeon HD 6670.
If this graphics card wouldn't work, any suggestions for some that would work would be great (around or under $100). Or if I'm just being really paranoid then that's cool too . But anyways I appreciate any help as I'm a complete newb at this sort of stuff. Thanks!
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