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Need help buying video card

By SWORDfreak1
Oct 13, 2008
  1. Hello! I'm posting this to make sure I'm going to buy something that's going to work with my computer. Here's (hopefully) all the information you'll need to help me make a good choice. Thanks!!

    I play WoW mostly because that's the only thing I can play on my computer. I am very interested in FPS games (Bioshock makes me slobber on my keyboard) F.E.A.R. and Portal look very interesting too and everything else in that area.

    I'm willing to spend a decent ammount of money (200$~ish) so that I can have a good gamming experience. You know, high frame rate with beautiful graphics.

    Here's some information about my power supply that I could pull off the side.

    HIPRO (The brand name or company, it's in big letters at the top)
    Model: HP-D3057F3R
    AC input : (47-63 Hz)
    100-127V/8A
    200-240V/4A
    DC output: +12V = / 19A
    +12V shall not exceed 268W
    Max output power 300W

    Now here's some of my computer specs. I used the program CPU-Z to get them.
    (Giving information highlighted in the guide on the forums I saw)

    Name: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    Core Speed: 2004.2MHz

    I couldn't see the second picture for some reason in the guide, so here's what I think is useful from "Mainboard"

    Model: NODUSM3
    Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 (lol I know right?)
    Southbridge: NVIDIA nForce 410/430 MCP

    (In the BIOS section)

    Brand: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Version: 3.07
    Date: 08/02/2006


    Memory
    (I'm planning on buying an extra 1GB)

    Type: DDR2
    Channels # : Dual
    Size: 1024 Mbytes

    Also, I'm from Canada. The guide told me say that O.o

    This is the information I thought was useful. If you need anything more to know what would be best, please let me know. I'll be monitoring this for a few weeks :)

    Thank you!
     
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