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flyingflapjack

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I bought an Hp A6720f about two years ago. It's run quite well, however i feel upgrading to a better graphics card would be swell. Problem is, i have a somewhat limited knowledge of computers. So, i was hoping somebody could recommend a graphics card in the 100-150$ range(I'm willing to spend more if you really think its worth it), and a new psu if I need one as well. Thank you.

Specs: http://h10025.www1.h...=c01612530#N151
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Hi flyingflapjack, :D

A little more information please.

Where are you, (and I don't mean at your desk ;) ) so we can point you to the right sitesin your country.

Why do you think you should upgrade?

Are you having problems?

What do you use your computer for? Browsing music, video, light gaming?

Your computer only has a 300W psu so installing a more powerful video card will probable involve a new one.
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Ello, thanks for the welcome. Sorry for the lack of info. Didn't really know what to put. I live in New York (I am currently at my desk), the reason for the upgrade is that I'd like to be able to play newer games, I don't need max settings, just as good as i can get in my price range. I've had literally zero problems with this computer, knock on wood, besides newer games demanding much more of it. I use it quite often, mostly web browsing, and some gaming when i can. Thank you very much for your help.

Edited by flyingflapjack, 01 October 2010 - 10:02 PM.

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Thanks for the info.

A couple of things to consider.

If you buy a modest card and want to transfer it to a gaming system later it probable won't play the games you want.

The same with the PSU. You will probable need a 450W but this may not be any good in a more powerful system.

I will sort some cards first and then recommend a PSU.

Forgat to ask what OS you have?
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Okey doke, thank you that sounds just dandy.I have Vista Home Premium 64-bit.
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Cards under $100 won't get want you want and with a new PSU you will be over your budget, $40.

Here is a link for 5 cards for you to look at.

> http://www.newegg.ca...5E14-261-062-TS

Here are reviews and benchmarks,

> http://www.tomshardw...570,2552-3.html

> http://www.tomshardw...250,2172-2.html

> http://www.tomshardw...-5750,2734.html

> http://www.tomshardw...770,2446-2.html

> http://www.tomshardw...670,2533-3.html

Here are the PSUs, but will have to be chosen after the card,

> http://www.newegg.ca...5E17-256-063-TS

Edited by iammykyl, 03 October 2010 - 02:51 AM.

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Thank you for the options, after reading the reviews I decided on the EVGA GTS 450, then i saw this: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814130573, and i thought it looked like a good deal for ten extra dollars. Would that work with my setup as well? If so,I'd like to get that and whatever psu you recommend to go with it. Look forward to your reply.
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Another option, faster and cheaper after the rebate;
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814127521
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Thank you, what a lovely deal. I suppose ill get that one now, just need a psu to go with it.
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This will do you, without breaking the bank http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004
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Thank you very much,that looks swell. Both of you have been quite helpful.
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I ran into trouble ordering them from Newegg, as it turned out the gpu was only for the Canadian version of the website, while the psu was only on sale for the U.S. version :D. So, after looking for the other gpu, i decided to spend a bit more, and now I'm getting this: http://www.newegg.co...82E16814130563. If you could let me know if they are compatible with each other,, hopefully i can get this done:)

Edited by flyingflapjack, 03 October 2010 - 05:39 PM.

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Here is the product page for the selected video card, > http://www.evga.com/...eries Family=

The PSU Phillipower2 selected will do the job but,

If this PSU is still available on Newegg, grab it quick, Modular, flat cables and larger capacity, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171036

Here is the manufacturers product page, > http://www.coolermas...product_id=2873

Give us a wink when you order the parts.
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