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Need advice on a video card

By Xierces
Aug 6, 2009
  1. I currently own a HP m8430f desktop with the following specs:

    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 4094MB RAM
    Motherboard: Asustek Computer INC. Model: Benicia 1.01
    CPU Speed: 1600mhz


    It currently has a 8500 GT 512mb video card and I'm looking to upgrade. I know I'll need a new power supply as its only 300W so I'm looking to spend around $250. If someone could recommend a video card and power supply that would fit into my computer and be a big upgrade I would appreciate it. I wanted to be able to run Champions Online pretty well, but as I've seen from the beta my current graphics card can't handle that game. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I recommend this card and this PSU as your best choices IMO.
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    well....there you go again HK with the Vapor X thingy :haha::p:wave:
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    What, its a good card ^^.

    A 1gb 4870 for $150? AND Vapor-x??!?!! It's great ^^.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    it is indeed, just given ya the needle :)...and hey, you were right about the X3 720!
     
  7. Xierces

    Xierces TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I appreciate everyones help! The SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 should fit in my case correct? Thanks again.
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Umm...actually thats a good question. I believe the 4870 is 9.5 inches....so measure up! The back of the card would, in theory, touch the back of your case, so take out a ruler and start there.
     
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