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Windows 7: Deciding on a video card requires suggestions


07 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Deciding on a video card requires suggestions

Hey i made a topic a while ago about buying a video card, well my birthday is coming up pretty soon gonna be 16 yippie , so the present i really want to have is a good gaming card for my computer, im still debating on what type of card i want but here are my requirements :

Must not be over the top expensive incase my pc needs new parts to upgrade

I would like to enjoy my games at my monitor native resolution which is 1920x1080, at a nice graphical detail, no sli or crossfire over the top ultra thing, just something nice that gives me the best performance and a nice solid 30-60 fps

Finally i want to be able to run the following games :
Starcraft 2
Borderlands 2
Planetside 2 and
Hawken

This is all please leave me some suggestions on what to get or if i should wait till christmas since its only 1 month away.

PS: My pc is a HP p6715f

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07 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

6850/6870
GTX 560ti
6950
GTX 460
GTX 660
are some to consider

but we cant help you much untill you give us a budget
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07 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

A little bad news:

HP Pavilion p6715f Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion p6715f Desktop PC | HP® Support

Your PC has a 250W power supply.

The machine has a PCI-E X16 graphics slot, which is compatible with most graphics cards that are currently on the market. However, a 250W power supply wouldn't support most add-in graphics cards.

Here's a fairly modest graphics card:

EVGA | Products | EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC | 01G-P4-3652-KR

(GTX 650ti). eVGA recommends at least a 400W power supply with a minimum of 20A available at 12V.

I don't own one of these, but it looks like a reasonable upgrade:

Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

(Antec Neo Eco 520w). I'm not completely certain that it would be a painless swap, but as far as I know, HP uses an industry standard PSU in your PC.
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07 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok thanks for the info so my psu unit needs to upgrade I have to look into that, any thing else my PC needs upgrading processor, memory etc? Oh and I forgot to add my budget the card must be between 100 to 300 price range nothing over.

Oh and I would like a nvidia one
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08 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

so, everything else looks good but if you are buying a higher end like the 660ti then you cpu MIGHT bottleneck it, also is it $300 or £300 or 300 euros
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08 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

$300 US currency since i live in the US New York
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09 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
$300 US currency since i live in the US New York
Your CPU is a first gen i3, a lot of GPU's that you are dreaming about will be bottlenecked by your old i3.

My thoughts.. IF you want to play games, and have high fps, get a new motherboard and cpu+gpu
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10 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

First gen its pretty powerful for a first gen
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10 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey help me select one
nvidia gtx 650 - Walmart.com

I can only buy it in retail stores because neither do i nor my parents have a credit card
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11 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok so i made a lot of thought into it now here is my decision, im not going to ask for anything this year instead i am going to look into upgrading my entire pc, motherboard, cpu, video card etc next year when the money is available and the prices for the parts i want will go down.
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