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Clueless guy seeking good video card for computer

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September 17, 2012 12:36:25 AM

Hello everyone~

I currently own a Gateway 4831-05 computer see: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) I am currently going to buy "Borderlands 2" and I was wondering what would be a new good graphics card for me to buy that wont hurt the wallet- also would there be any pre-requisites I would have to take care of as well. Thanks!

Sincerely,
Cluelessaboutthissubject.
a c 104 U Graphics card
September 17, 2012 12:49:00 AM

Hi.

What power supply do you have and how big is your wallet. Yours could be hurt later than mine ( or sooner )
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September 17, 2012 12:52:59 AM

I'm not entirely sure what supply it is (it's the one that came with the computer)

-Is there any way I can check this (if necessary)?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 17, 2012 12:57:29 AM

You can open the case and look at the label on the supply. Didn't find it on the net, i'll look again.
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September 17, 2012 1:02:08 AM

Yes sir! I am looking for something that can run borderlands 2 smoothly. So what do ya think? Thanks again!
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 17, 2012 1:04:22 AM

Assuming it is ; it has a 300W psu ( power supply ) so the best you can use is a HD7750. Doesn't really hurt the wallet also. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...

You will have to look inside the case to see if there is enough room for a double slot card ( it doesn't use two slots from the motherboard but does use the space because of the fan. There are low profile cards to if you don't have much space ( and that could be the case looking at the pictures )
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September 17, 2012 1:24:51 AM

Yeah there is definitely a lot of room in the case- I just opened it up (where the fan is on my current card [on that side] there is a lot of room)

do you mean the AMD radeon hd7750?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 17, 2012 1:28:09 AM

Yeah, one of the cards i gave the link for.

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September 17, 2012 1:31:41 AM

which one would you personally select? (sorry if I'm bombarding you with questions but I'm really not sure)
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September 17, 2012 3:01:52 AM

Thanks a lot for all your hep buddy :D 
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September 17, 2012 3:14:53 AM

oh, one last question: My power supply isnt going to blow up or anything when I use this ASUS card right?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 17, 2012 8:41:39 AM

No 100% guarantee with the lower brand psu ( just finished a thread were a 450W didn't hold up longer than 1 day, but i've also seen people with 250W running the card.)

It all depends on quality, age, if it's stressed a lot in the past etc etc.

To be a bit more safe you could check the amperes on the +12V rail ( on the label on the psu ) http://www.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.dansdata....

If you really wanna be 100% safe you could buy a good psu for around 35-50 bucks.

The Asus is less overclocked than the XFX so would be the safer choice i think. Or maybe one running at normal speed ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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