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August 9, 2012 7:25:44 AM

Hello, I'm trying to find a suitable graphic card for my computer. My computer's specifications is Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00 GHz, 4.0 GB Ram.
August 9, 2012 7:42:46 AM

Hi,
What motherboard and power supply are do you have? What about the size of your case and how much are you willing to spend for the card?
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August 9, 2012 7:51:10 AM

What games do you play and what resolution is your monitor ?

Mactronix :) 
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August 9, 2012 7:59:36 AM

mInInOwA said:
Hi,
What motherboard and power supply are do you have? What about the size of your case and how much are you willing to spend for the card?


+1

1st we need to know your budget for a new card
2nd we need more details about your pc (case, power supply, motherboard etc)

take 10 minutes and have a look at the recent "Best Graphics Cards For The Money: August 2012"
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

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August 9, 2012 9:28:45 AM

take gtx 680 :D , hope is suitable with your budget and case
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August 9, 2012 10:09:30 AM

Lol. I hope to get one that is within $100. I have no idea what you mean by ''case'' or ''power supply''. My motherboard is a Gigabyte Dual Bios. Which model I have no idea. My screen resolution is 1280 x 1024. I'm hoping to get a graphic card so that I can play games that need at least 1GB and supports DirectX 11. Sorry for being soo noob. I suck at computers.
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August 9, 2012 10:39:37 AM

AxcelLee said:
Lol. I hope to get one that is within $100. I have no idea what you mean by ''case'' or ''power supply''. My motherboard is a Gigabyte Dual Bios. Which model I have no idea. My screen resolution is 1280 x 1024. I'm hoping to get a graphic card so that I can play games that need at least 1GB and supports DirectX 11. Sorry for being soo noob. I suck at computers.


Are you sure you know how to install a video card? If you don't know what a case or PSU is, it might get a little difficult.
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August 9, 2012 10:49:14 AM

AxcelLee said:
Lol. I hope to get one that is within $100. I have no idea what you mean by ''case'' or ''power supply''. My motherboard is a Gigabyte Dual Bios. Which model I have no idea. My screen resolution is 1280 x 1024. I'm hoping to get a graphic card so that I can play games that need at least 1GB and supports DirectX 11. Sorry for being soo noob. I suck at computers.

power supply is the device that supplies power to all the components in your pc. usually looks like this one below -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case is the enclosure/cabinet.
for your resolution and budget, a radeon hd 7750 seems suitable. like these ones -
$99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
edit: no problem with being newbie. if you're too new to pc hardware, you should take help from a professional or someone experienced with pcs when you put the new graphics card inside your pc.
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August 9, 2012 1:04:44 PM

Yeah, I'm getting somebody to install the graphic card. I just want to choose a graphic card through different people's opinions. I don't have a gadget for a power supply. It's just a power plug that connects to my CPU. My case, does it mean my CPU? Then, the brand is Powerlogic.
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August 9, 2012 1:21:11 PM

Without knowing PSU or specific games you want to play, my best guess would be a 7750. They go for about $100-120, use very little power in case your power supply sucks, and should do fairly well with 1280x1024.

Here is an example.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 9, 2012 1:24:12 PM

AxcelLee said:
Yeah, I'm getting somebody to install the graphic card. I just want to choose a graphic card through different people's opinions. I don't have a gadget for a power supply. It's just a power plug that connects to my CPU. My case, does it mean my CPU? Then, the brand is Powerlogic.

you do have a power supply lol. every pc has one. your power cable connects to the power supply which is in the pc cabinet.
powerlogic is the brand of the case.
is your case like this one?
http://sanjuan-metromanila.olx.com.ph/casing-powerlogic...
i think your power supply came bundled with your case.

see that square box at the bottom labelled 'antec'? that is the power supply. the cpu is under the big aluminium heat sink+fan (top middle, you can't miss it :) ).
taken from this very informative guide, check it out yourself
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...

if your powersupply is a generic one that came bundled with your case, you might want to upgrade it. it'd be helpful if you could figure out what model power supply you have.
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August 9, 2012 1:54:36 PM

I just checked my CPU. My CPU model is Power Logic Azzura 3000.
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August 9, 2012 1:58:54 PM

Answer: Radeon HD 7750

Hey - we've all been there (noobs). I still am - I'll always think of myself as a noob anyway.

Here's what I know:

You have a fairly new intel CPU with a fair amount of RAM in a motherboard of a good brand. All good news.

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

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

The two above links tell you the answer: Radeon HD 7750

This card does not need any power beyond what's available on th pcie slot (the slot that the card is installed in on the motherboard).

Bottom line: There are A LOT of potential solutions - as the two links above point out. I believe my solution offers the best chance for working in your system and meeting your gaming goals.

If you take little time, read the reviews for the items you're interested in, and do a lot of surfing you should be able to get a good price on the 7750 at newegg, amazon, pcpartpicker ...

Good Luck !!



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August 9, 2012 2:04:30 PM

Thank you soo much everybody. This is definitely the best website to ask questions in. Thank you! =D
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August 9, 2012 2:09:42 PM

AxcelLee said:
I just checked my CPU. My CPU model is Power Logic Azzura 3000.


A quick search shows your CPU model is actually a computer case with an included 450 watt power supply. Who knew?
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August 19, 2012 5:03:41 AM

Best answer selected by AxcelLee.
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August 19, 2012 9:09:51 AM

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