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Can i put in a graphics card?


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Ok here's some pictures of like the only plug in spots I found in my computer. I was wondering if I can put a graphics card into my computer? I'm completely computer ignorant, and I guess I had to learn some time.
I hope somebody can help me, I'm patient enough to wait.

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Yes, that black slot in the second picture is a PCI-Express slot. So, you will need to buy a PCI-Express graphics card to put in there. The card can be either PCI-Express x16 or PCI-Express 2.0, as PCI-Express 2.0 is backwards compatible.

If you tell us why you want this graphics card and what your budget is, we could help you pick one out.
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Thank you for helping me.


And I wanted the graphics card for gaming, and my budget is up to 330$.
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If you are going to buy a higher end video card (they usually start around $300), I would also look at PSU (power supply) requirements as well. Many of the larger cards require an extra PCI express connector.
Also if you go with a larger video card, make sure that you have enough space in your PC case as to not impede airfllow through the case.

Edited by silverlight, 29 October 2008 - 10:22 PM.

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http://www.newegg.co...-L1D-_-14130384

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130376


My friend showed me these two, they're cheap if they'd work.
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