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Upgrading from 9500GS

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February 18, 2013 2:55:38 PM

Basically I have a hand-me down computer from a friend because my own stopped working and I'm still saving up for a new rig. It's been working fine for a while now, but last week or so the fan on the graphics card (GeForce 9500GS) stopped working.

I'm looking for a sub-100 dollars graphics card that will work with this setup:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...
And is at least as good as the 9500GS (a lot to ask for, I know /s). I should probably also point out that I live in Canada.

I don't use it for anything hardcore. Starcraft 2 @ 1920x1080 at low everything, browsing, messing around with modding and stuff. The 9500GS without a fan runs too damn hot for SC2 now.

Thanks for the help!

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a b U Graphics card
February 18, 2013 8:31:59 PM

HD7770 :D  will max out star craft 2 and will be under $100's!
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February 18, 2013 9:48:27 PM

Thanks for the advice. I'm just wondering, will these be compatible with my motherboard and PSU, which are admittedly lackluster?
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February 19, 2013 11:10:53 AM

Just curious if my motherboard, which has 2 PCI-e x1 slots, 1 PCI-e x16 slot, and 1 PCI slot, will be compatible with the 640 or 7770?

Then, if so, is 350 watts enough for it?

edit: Okay, the 7770 would require a new PSU, whereas the 640 should be as simple as plugging it in and going, as far as I can tell.
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 6:59:28 PM

DO NOT GET THE GT640!! Get the HD7750 its the same in performance as the GTX650 but smaller and more cost effiecient. And yes it will work + The HD7750 doesn't need much power. 50w at max load.. and draws all its power from the pci express slot. Yes its just a matter of plugging it in
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