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Please help upgrading my graphics card, not sure which card i can buy , where i can play games like diable 3 and battlefield 3 , Please help with advice on graphics card , below is the computer model i have..thanks


HP Pavilion p7-1039b
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  1. Can you post your PC specs, your computer case width and power supply model/specs? Also, what is your budget?
  2. I understand that i might have to buy a new power supply because my is only 250w , but choosing a graphics card i need big help please. This are my ps specs. also my budget is around 300 dollars, but ill like to stay below 200 if possible so i can also buy a power supply

    Motherboard
    N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)

    Manufacturer: Foxconn
    Form factor: uATX
    Chipset: AMD 785G
    Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
    Front side bus speeds: 1333/1066/800MHz
    Processor socket: AM3
    Expansion Slots
    1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    3 PCI Express x1 slots
    1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot
    For more details, see Alvorix motherboard specifications .

    Processor
    AMD Phenom II X4 840T
    Figure 2: AMD Phenom II X4 logo

    Operating speed: Up to 2.9 GHz
    Number of cores: 4
    Socket: AM3
    Bus speed: 4000 MHz HT3


    Memory
    8 GB

    Amount: 8 GB
    Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
    Type: DDR3-1333


    Video graphics
    Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200
    *Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.

    Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200
    Integrated graphics: concurrent use of the DVI and VGA ports is supported.
    Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*


    hard drive

    Size: 1.5 TB
    Interface: SATA
    Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
    Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM


    Computer Case
    ATX

    Height: 38.81 cm (15.28 inches)
    Width: 17.50 cm (6.89 inches)
    Length: 40.99 cm (16.14 inches)

    Bay size Total Bays*
    13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 2
    8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 2
    * Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

    Power Supply
    Internal 250W (100-240V)

    Form factor: internal ATX
    Total Wattage: 250W
    Nominal input voltage range:
    100-127V ~6A
    200-240V ~3A
    Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
  3. And how much do you want to spend?
  4. my budget is around 300 dollars, but ill like to stay below 200 if possible so i can also buy a power supply
  5. Best answer
    Best deal for you today:

    XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition - $229.99
    Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze 80 PLUS - $59.99

    Total: $289.98

    That is if you want to spend around $300 for both. If you want to spend less than that, I could offer you the same power supply, but cheaper graphics card:

    Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 - With free Dirt 3 - $169.99

    That would cost in total $229.98.

    That's how their performance compares at maximum settings of battlefield 3:
  6. Best answer selected by stalkingdatoast.
  7. thanks for the help sunius, very much appreciated
  8. Glad I helped you :).
  9. after doing some re search , my computer PCI express slot is only a

    1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    3 PCI Express x1 slots

    and those two video cards that you recommended, one is for
    PCI Express 3.0
    and the other one
    PCI Express 2.1

    Please Advice before i purchase it , thanks in advance
  10. Your slot is actually PCIe 2.0. From http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02560084

    Quote:
    1 PCI Express x16 slot Gen 2


    Both cards will work flawlessly.
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