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Windows 7: Upgrading Monitor/GFX Card

25 Nov 2011   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Upgrading Monitor/GFX Card

So, I'm upgrading to a Full HD LED Monitor and a graphics card. But, I don't know anything about graphics cards or installing them. What would you recommend? I have a budget of 100 for the card. I'll mostly play WoW or TOR


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25 Nov 2011   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

HP shows the HD4650 and installation is fairly straightforward if you can identify the pci-e slot which you only have one of according to the specs.
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25 Nov 2011   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

What size monitor do you plan on getting? Also what brand and wattage power supply do you have?

Here is a 6750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161395

It needs a 450 watt PSU......
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25 Nov 2011   #4
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a 300 watt which came with with the PC
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25 Nov 2011   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The PSU is the fundamental building block for a quality system. This is also the key area that big brands cut corners and limit your upgrade-abilities. I would suggest pricing out a new modular PSU, GPU and LED. Now the next big question is will a standard power supply fit into the case?
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25 Nov 2011   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Then you will need this...Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply at a minimum.....Don't try to cheap out on the psu....a bad one will cost more in the long run....
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25 Nov 2011   #7
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply

Would that be better for the price? It's only a little more, but 500w
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25 Nov 2011   #8
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

The more wattage the better as long as It's a reputable brand.....
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25 Nov 2011   #9
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've never bought from NewEgg, do they do Cyber Monday stuff
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25 Nov 2011   #10
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Go to the new egg site, make a account, sign up for the offers.....They will be your best-est buddies.....
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