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Best graphics card for running World of Warcraft?


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Recently bought a new HP computer, and I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card.

Currently I am running on ATI Radeon HD 400. I want something that isn't too expensive and that will run WoW at 60fps or so on max settings.


My current system specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 521
Memory: 4GB

I included a picture of my PSU, I figured that would be easiest:
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Pretty bad PSU, huh? Am I going to have to replace my PSU if I want a decent card? Is there any way I can get a decent card that won't require much power? I can't really afford both a PSU and a graphics card at the moment.


Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

Edited by Xanster82, 13 August 2011 - 12:58 AM.

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what model hp is it? Need to research a bit more before I can make any recommendations.

have you tried WoW on it yet? How was your experience?
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Eurgh, Bestec. Not fit to prop a door open with, never mind power a computer.

Doesn't appear to be a HD 400 in existance, so I can only presume it's a onboard graphics. If so they are woeful for gaming.
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I have a HP Pavilion p6823w Desktop PC.

http://www.walmart.c...6823wb/16595249


I know I'll have to replace the PSU. So I guess I am also asking for a good card for around $80 or so and a good PSU that will support it, around $60 or so.
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I think, that you might have a standard atx power supply, but it could easily be a micro atx. You may have to call hp to verify.

if Micro ATX:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817104132

If Standard ATX:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371016

Video card :
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150467
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Walmart says it's a p6823wb, which HP say they've never made but it appears to be a bundle deal with the monitor.

The nearest is a p6823w, which is here:
http://h10025.www1.h...roduct=5099035

It is almost cerainly going to be a standard ATX power supply. Fortunately there is a PCI-EX slot in so you can put a better graphics card in as well.
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Thanks for the replies, sorry I've been without power for a few days.

Yes, that is the bundle I bought from Wal-mart, with the monitor. I don't know why there are two different model numbers like that. The box says p6823wb but the site and everywhere else is just p6823w.

I believe it is a standard ATX psu. So that will fit in the HP casing?
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It should.
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To adding video card to basic pc system with 250 watts power:

Check if space is allowed (available slot) in case of PC. I would suggest examining using video card AMD HD 6570 and the various variants. The prices will range from 60 to 100 bucks but is the latest card that uses minimal power while providing access to the latest features. I have noticed the games you play are not graphics intensive to most low end cards would still work. If your still interested in upgrading your pc to affect speed, a SSD card and/or installing more Ram would do the trick. Each option should be less than 100 dollars especially before the end of 2011.
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