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August 13, 2012 2:29:53 AM

Hello. I was looking to purchase a new video card for this PC:

http://www.target.com/p/hp-pavilion-desktop-pc-p7-1235-...

These are the full specs:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

It has a single PCIe 2.0 x16 slot and a 300W PSU (Which I will be upgrading to 50W over the requirement of your suggested card)

I don't need a new monitor. Mine is 1280x720 and I'm fine with it, but it's only input / output is VGA (That's the blue one, right?)

I was looking an an XFX Radeon HD 6870 because it is fairly cheep and it has quite a bit of power to it (especially at my resolution), but I didn't see a VGA connector thing on the picture. I'm looking for something of about the same quality and try to keep it under $200 please.

*If you'd be so kind, suggest a PSU for the new card too c:

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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 2:59:17 AM

Modern day GPU's won't have a vga output, what you need is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'd explain how it works but you already know enough to know that you need a new PSU to go with a graphics card, so I think the picture will explain itself.

6870 is a great card, probably the best you can get for under $200, make sure you buy a decent quality PSU for it and you'll be set. People will tell you that your CPU is weak, it is a bit, but I don't think it'll give you to much of a problem with a 6870.
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August 13, 2012 3:03:28 AM

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August 13, 2012 3:05:29 AM

mace200200 said:
Modern day GPU's won't have a vga output, what you need is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'd explain how it works but you already know enough to know that you need a new PSU to go with a graphics card, so I think the picture will explain itself.

6870 is a great card, probably the best you can get for under $200, make sure you buy a decent quality PSU for it and you'll be set. People will tell you that your CPU is weak, it is a bit, but I don't think it'll give you to much of a problem with a 6870.
So I would attach it to the GPU on the outside of the case, and then plug my VGA cable from the monitor into the adapter? Thanks! Have any recommended brands of PSU's? I'm not sure if these are case manufacturers or PSU manufacturers but Coolermaster and Antec are good right?
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 3:08:52 AM

I wouldn't buy Cooler master, not all of them are made by decent OEM companies. 90% of Antecs are good when their rated 80+ and a medal (bronze, silver, gold, platnuim), and the Seasonic I linked is really the best bang for your buck. I currently run a 750w Seasonic PSU they're a good company. Just remember that decent PSU's cost money, a bad one will usually blow up at some point, and can possible take everything in your PC with it.
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