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Finding a graphics card for my Gateway DX4860

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October 3, 2012 1:36:40 AM

Good evening all,

I am trying to find a graphics card that will work appropriately with my Gateway DX4860 desktop so I can play some of the more demanding current games. I have 6 GB of RAM currently installed with a 3.30 GHz process with a 1600 by 900 20 inch monitor. My budget is about $150 - $400, so my question to you guys is this:

1. Which graphics card will work best with my desktop and give me the best "bang for my buck."

2. If I need to upgrade my desktop's power supply, what's the appropriate one to purchase?

Thanks in advance guys.
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October 3, 2012 2:13:44 AM

What power supply do you have? the 300W or the optional 500W. If it was me, I would buy a quality PSU (500, or 550w), and then maybe a 7870. You should be able to get both for under 400 probably closer to 300-320.
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October 3, 2012 2:16:52 AM

It's a 300 W (Gateway DX4860-UB32P model). I hear the 7870 is pretty long, are you certain everything would fit snug inside?
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October 3, 2012 2:18:28 AM

Forgot to ask, which PSU do you recommend? Currently the one in my PC is a FSP Group.
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