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July 29, 2012 9:51:23 AM

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
a c 291 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 9:58:16 AM

Can you post your PC specs, your computer case width and power supply model/specs? Also, what is your budget?
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July 29, 2012 10:09:19 AM

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)
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a c 291 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 10:10:33 AM

And how much do you want to spend?
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July 29, 2012 10:15:49 AM

my budget is around 300 dollars, but ill like to stay below 200 if possible so i can also buy a power supply
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a c 291 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 10:44:02 AM

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:
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July 29, 2012 10:45:46 AM

Best answer selected by stalkingdatoast.
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July 29, 2012 10:47:05 AM

thanks for the help sunius, very much appreciated
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a c 291 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 10:50:06 AM

Glad I helped you :) .
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July 29, 2012 1:40:38 PM

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
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