I am looking to upgrade my computer
with a new graphics card only I don't know
if it's compatible. I am willing to get a new power supply and motherboard and processor along with
it. I would like a computer that will play the newest games for the nest 1-2 years. I am only willing to pay up to $600.
here we go. you'll need to provide a few specs such as whether it is manufactured or homebuilt, and if it's homebuilt, provide info. if it's manufactured, you may need to change that which you have stated.
if you want it to play the newest games, you'll need a $200 gpu, plus cpu&mobo, and maybe ssd
Alright lets say I am new to computer just got my first one
I did use my dad's and he knew everything about it
I however am a complete noob....so please treat me as such
so by specs you mean....
processor, processor clock if overclocked, motherboard, ram type(ex. ddr3 1600mhz), amount of ram, video card chipset & amount of video ram, cpu cooler, hard drives, any extra fans, and the case itself.
we can find most of this by pc model if it's manufactured, but you can find a lot of this info by typing msinfo32 in "run" or "search all programs and files" in the start menu if you use windows, which most people use.
I feel you would be happier building the new computer. Yes you could hold onto what you have. You could replace the motherboard, processor, ram, power supply, and graphics card and hold onto everything else and save a little doing it that way. The only thing I worry about with retail computers is that they love to lock the bios in such a way that expansion is very hard to do. For example my friend Sonja she couldn't use a graphics card on her HP or Acer I can't recall because her bios wouldn't allow her to disable the onboard video and switch to PCI_Express within the bios.
It will work yes but your CPU will more then likely bottleneck any of the mid line cards at the moment. With a substantial CPU overclock. Also, things that I don't know that you may know. If you have regular form factor expansion slots or smaller ones called low profile. Also most power supplies from retail companies dell, acer, hp, gateway come with poor quality power supplies. And you have a 250watt power supply based on the specifications from HP. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...