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i was thinking about upgrading from my radeon hd 3300 onboard chipset to an actually card, however i really don't know hardly anything about graphics cards and i will want something thats better then what i already have. so i was wondering if anyone could tell me what the first card series that would pretty much be better is?
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What will you be using said card for?
    
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Basically, any HD3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx , 6xxx series card is better.

However, what do you use the machine for? It is not worth it to only step up a bit.
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just about any stand alone card will be a big differance compared to onboard. if your doing heavy games, step way up. if just surfing the net and light games go for a 4*** series, if your just surfing web and stuff like facebook aps the 3*** will be fine.
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As I told you in the other thread, for $30 you're not gonna get anything better. If you want a good, substantial upgrade you need to go to $50 or higher.
    
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Basically, any HD3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx , 6xxx series card is better.

However, what do you use the machine for? It is not worth it to only step up a bit.
This. If you want to upgrade, upgrade to something worthy. The card you speak of can easily be out done by a 5450 or even better a 5570.
 
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just about any stand alone card will be a big differance compared to onboard. if your doing heavy games, step way up. if just surfing the net and light games go for a 4*** series, if your just surfing web and stuff like facebook aps the 3*** will be fine.
heres my other tread. it breaks it down a bit. i pretty much just want to be able to watch stuff on my tv and have a card thats definably better then my onboard stuff that i can get for like $20 or so dollars on ebay. i was even considering just buying a really cheap card and just changing my hardware profile when i want to watch netflix on my tv. now do you guys get where i'm going with this? i might do some video editing and play the total war games as well.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-new-card.html
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even on ebay your not going to get a card for 20.00 that would do any better. if your going to do vid editing or any actual game your going to have to save up some more to be able to get something worth it.
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