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Well, I think I get the point. Throw it away. Go to Best Buy. Thanks for all the posts. Sorry to sound like such a noOb.

Don't be ashamed, you came to the perfect place to ask for help.
It's how people learn, we ask questions, and you happened to ask those questions in the proper place.

Knowing is half the battle, and now you know, GIIII JOOOOOOOOOOOEEEE

Added that for hilarity, because laughing is good.
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Well, I think I get the point. Throw it away. Go to Best Buy. Thanks for all the posts. Sorry to sound like such a noOb.
No son... thats not the point... Almost... DONT go to Best Buy... its the worst decision you can make when concerning computers. Build one yourself. I'm sure someone here will be more than happy to suggest components if you give your budget.
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I would suggest this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102875 over the links you posted. It's a little bit more but a lot better.

I bought a system from Dell for under $400 after tax (NY) and I added this card into it. It's running very well. If you're on a budget, I would suggest doing what I did. At the price point of around $400, personally, it's not worth the time and effort to build one.
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I would suggest this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102875 over the links you posted. It's a little bit more but a lot better.

I bought a system from Dell for under $400 after tax (NY) and I added this card into it. It's running very well. If you're on a budget, I would suggest doing what I did.
Good card, but these are better.

EVGA 9800GT - $49.99
EVGA GTS450 - $89.99

I would definitely put either one of those GPU's in that system. It'll help 1,000 times more than an 8400 or 210 would.

After the GPU upgrade, look into your motherboard and see if it'll accept a dual core CPU. If it does, you're golden. If it doesn't, save up for a cheap AM3 barebones kit with an Athlon II x2, or even a Sempron 140.
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I'm trying to replace the GFX card in my old rig (mobo is a MS7207) and I was hoping to replace it cheap, but upgrade the memory a bit, from the 512m card I had to mebbe 1gb. Is this worth the couple extra bucks? The few I'm looking at are: (the last one is cheapest, but has less memory)

1:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500178

2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130586

and 3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162041


The Also, is a 300w PSU enough for these cards? If not, should I buy a ****-cheap one from Newegg? They have a few for about $20.

Thanks in advance for the advice.
Yes, its defianitely worth it. Especially when youre gaming at resolutions over 1440x900
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for such low-end card, the performance will decrease before it can use all that 1gb.
    
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Well, I've learned 3 things today:

1. My computer sucks
2. I need a new one
3. No one agrees on anything else

lol. Thanks for all the posts
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Well, I've learned 3 things today:

1. My computer sucks
2. I need a new one
3. No one agrees on anything else

lol. Thanks for all the posts
1) My netbook sucks.
2) With a cheap X2 upgrade, you bring new life into your system.
3) With new life, brings more possibilities of a GPU purchase that isn't completely bottlenecked. With more RAM, a dual-core and new GPU, you have a very decent rig.
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Well, I've learned 3 things today:

1. My computer sucks
2. I need a new one
3. No one agrees on anything else

lol. Thanks for all the posts
1. Your computer is just older. It doesn't suck.
2. It wouldn't HURT to get a new one, but piece one together. Don't buy another pre-built.
3. I agree with myself.

Seriously, get the 9800GT I linked you above. It's by FAR the strongest GPU you'll find in the $50 price range. Anything more than that card, and your CPU will hold it back. Your CPU won't hold back a 9800GT too badly.

Next, upgrade the CPU....or get a new mobo, CPU, and RAM. I could EASILY pick out parts that would be light speeds faster for under $200.
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I am gonna be very honest with you. It will be a waste of time and money to bother upgrading your GPU as anything that is actually worthwhile in getting will be bottlenecked on you CPU. Your best bet is to save the money and build a new rig.
This

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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
OP, is this your board? If so, you should look into a CPU upgrade. Find a cheap Athlon X2.
And no, your looking a socket 939, which the pretty much the only place you can get a chip for that board is ebay.

Edit:

And this

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1. Your computer is just older. It doesn't suck.
2. It wouldn't HURT to get a new one, but piece one together. Don't buy another pre-built.
3. I agree with myself.

Seriously, get the 9800GT I linked you above. It's by FAR the strongest GPU you'll find in the $50 price range. Anything more than that card, and your CPU will hold it back. Your CPU won't hold back a 9800GT too badly.

Next, upgrade the CPU....or get a new mobo, CPU, and RAM. I could EASILY pick out parts that would be light speeds faster for under $200.
Next upgrade though, CPU, Mobo, AND Ram. You can buy the parts slowly as you get money and wait til you have them all and put it together. The 9800GT will last you a good while. My 8800 GS runs most games at high settings.
Edited by Blueduck3285 - 5/14/11 at 7:31pm
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