What is the best graphics card for gaming that hp pavilion slimline 55 1014 pc c

I love to play the Sims 3 and am looking at either a new PC or possibly upgrading my graphics card instead which ever is the most cost effective. The specs that I have:

HP Pavilion Slimline 55 1014 PC
4 GB DDR3
Graphics: Intel GMA X4500
H Drive: 750 MG

The graphics in this PC are just '"ok" but I would like better - not blurred.

Thank you for your in-sight - I'm not really that good w/ PC's.
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  1. Your slimline PC has got a 220W PSU, which is inadequate for even most of the low profile GPUs.
    You're going to need a PSU upgrade. But a regular PSU wouldn't do the trick.

    You're going to need a TFX PSU like this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090

    With that, you can go for, maybe a low profile HD 6570 or so.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161409
    It should cost you around $85 in total.
  2. Gman450 said:
    Your slimline PC has got a 220W PSU, which is inadequate for even most of the low profile GPUs.
    You're going to need a PSU upgrade. But a regular PSU wouldn't do the trick.

    You're going to need a TFX PSU like this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151090

    With that, you can go for, maybe a low profile HD 6570 or so.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161409
    It should cost you around $85 in total.



    Thank you for the response! This was very helpful ... but would the following work too or would it not work in my pc?

    PowerColor AX6670 1GBK3-HL Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
  3. With that power supply, yes it would.
  4. whistling_dixee said:
    Thank you for the response! This was very helpful ... but would the following work too or would it not work in my pc?

    PowerColor AX6670 1GBK3-HL Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

    Yes. :)
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