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Liiez

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This is my computer summary
Mainboard : Intel DH67BL
Chipset : Intel H67
Processor : Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3400 MHz
Physical Memory : 12288 MBDDR3-SDRAM
Video Card : AMD Radeon HD 6450
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD10EARX-00N0YB0 (1000GB)
CD-Rom Drive : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS70
CD-Rom Drive : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Monitor Type : Asus ASUS MS236 - 23 inches
Network Card : Intel 6 Series Chipset Family Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 4.6 on 7.9



This is my motherboard summary
Manufacturer : Unspecified
Mainboard : Intel DH67BL
Bios : Intel Corp.
Chipset : Intel H67
Physical Memory : 12288 MB DDR3-SDRAM
LPC bus : Yes
PCI Bus : Yes
Bus PCI-Express : Yes
USB Bus : Yes
SMBus/i2c Bus : Yes
Bus HyperTransport : No
Bus QPI : No
Bus CardBus : No
Bus FireWire : No


For the PCIE thingy mabob (this is my current settings and all)
PCI-Express Information :
Number of connectors : 3



Bus PCI-Express :

Device : Core i7/i5/i3 PCIe
Version : 2.0

Port : 2

Physical Slot : #0

Slot Populated : Yes

Link Width : x16 (max. x16
Link Speed : 5 GB/s



Bus PCI-Express :

Device : 6 Series Chipset Fa
Version : 2.0

Port : 1

Physical Slot : #0

Slot Populated : Yes

Link Width : x1 (max. x1)
Link Speed : 2.5 GB/s



Bus PCI-Express :

Device : 6 Series Chipset Fa
Version : 2.0

Port : 4

Physical Slot : #0

Slot Populated : Yes

Link Width : x1 (max. x1)
Link Speed : 5 GB/s



Bus PCI-Express :

Device : NI Caicos [AMD R)
Version : 2.0

Port : 0

Link Width : x16 (max. )
Link Speed : 5 GB/s


My power supply i would say is about 400 considering how the AMD RADEON HD 6450 uses at minimum 400.

Now my question is what graphic card is compatible with my computer? I don't know about the single/dual slot thing.... and i want the graphic card to be able to run full HD games and price can vary from $250-$500AU. I want a really good one! thanks!
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:welcome: Liiez

Plenty of information provided but can I ask what size computer case you have SFF (small form factor) mid tower or full tower.
This is important because before we make any suggestions we must ensure that there is enough room inside the case for the new card as some of them can be quite large, your MB is also a mATX (micro ATX) which are often used in SFF cases http://www.intel.com...ard-dh67bl.html

If the computer is a brand name such as Dell or HP for example please tell us the exact brand and model name or number so that we can do some research.

Your budget will allow for a very good card and a suitable PSU to support it however the case size will determine your options, this also applies to upgrading the PSU;

Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.

Quality brands include Antec, Corsair, OCZ and Seasonic.


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:welcome: Liiez

Plenty of information provided but can I ask what size computer case you have SFF (small form factor) mid tower or full tower.
This is important because before we make any suggestions we must ensure that there is enough room inside the case for the new card as some of them can be quite large, your MB is also a mATX (micro ATX) which are often used in SFF cases http://www.intel.com...ard-dh67bl.html

If the computer is a brand name such as Dell or HP for example please tell us the exact brand and model name or number so that we can do some research.

Your budget will allow for a very good card and a suitable PSU to support it however the case size will determine your options, this also applies to upgrading the PSU;

Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.

Quality brands include Antec, Corsair, OCZ and Seasonic.


For the case it is about 13-14 inches (using my ruler)
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The width, the height and the depth of the case need to be measured if this is a custom build, telling us the brand and model of the computer if it is Dell or HP etc will help.

Case sizes and shapes http://www.newegg.co...x?articleId=192
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The width, the height and the depth of the case need to be measured if this is a custom build, telling us the brand and model of the computer if it is Dell or HP etc will help.

Case sizes and shapes http://www.newegg.co...x?articleId=192


WIDTH = 6-7 INCHES
HEIGHT = 12-13 INCHES
DEPTH = 13-14 INCHES
(NOTE: CUSTOM BUILT COMP. AND ALL MEASURED BY RULER)
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Thanks for the dimensions of the case - it would appear that you have a mini tower.

Couple of suggestions below but please do check the dimensions of the present PSU and that you have enough room for the add on video card, you may have an add on sound card or a network card plugged into one of the other slots for example.

Card http://www.superbiiz...AS-660DO2G&c=CJ
PSU http://www.superbiiz...PSS12II520&c=CJ
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Thanks for the dimensions of the case - it would appear that you have a mini tower.

Couple of suggestions below but please do check the dimensions of the present PSU and that you have enough room for the add on video card, you may have an add on sound card or a network card plugged into one of the other slots for example.

Card http://www.superbiiz...AS-660DO2G&c=CJ
PSU http://www.superbiiz...PSS12II520&c=CJ


Doesn't my slot only support PCIE 2.0?
My comp is around 3 years old.
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PCI-E 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 so your MB is fine there, some info http://www.tomshardw...-card-work-slot and an in depth explanation http://www.overclock...n-compatibility
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PCI-E 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 so your MB is fine there, some info http://www.tomshardw...-card-work-slot and an in depth explanation http://www.overclock...n-compatibility


OMG YES! So that means majority of graphic cards that i choose will work? regarding that i choose the correct power supply?
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OMG YES! So that means majority of graphic cards that i choose will work? regarding that i choose the correct power supply?


As long as there is enough room inside the case to accommodate the add on video card - yes, having researched the present video card (HD6450) I can tell you that the different brands of the card vary in size and the dimensions range from 7.2" X 4.8" X 0.43" to 5.71" X 2.72" X 0.71" these sizes are significantly smaller than the GTX660Ti video card at the link that I previously provided, GTX660Ti = Dimensions: 10.7 x 5.4 x 1.7 inch. Please see the attachment below and then provide us with an update;

To help with checking this safely http://www.dummies.c...r-computer.html
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