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Will this pc hold pci-e 2.0 for gfx card?

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I didn't know where else to post this, but I was just wondering if this computer can support a pci-e 2.0 slot for a gfx card. My friend wants to build a computer and this looks like a cheap computer to last him if he just throws a graphics card into it or something.

Here is the computer:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883108459

Specs:
AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
1TB 7200RPM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Also I have another question, what kind of gfx card would not bottleneck on this machine?

Also, in the future I said if he ever needs upgrades I can help him, like if he wants to OC, we can replace his mobo, etc.
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Yeah that's PCI-E 2.0 No new motherboards these days aren't, end of.
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It wouldn't bottle neck, and im sure there is at least one 16x. Sad thing is you cant trust those oem mobos. It may for all we know have like 4 regular pci.
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Yes. I do see a PCI x16 slot so you should be good. The thing is that bottle necking the graphics card and having enough power from the PSU will be the kicker part. Also be careful on the mobo switch. IDK if Lenovo has proprietary PSU wiring like DELL does so you could fry a mobo you try hooking up and the 24PIN power is wired differently.

Why not just build one from scratch. I hear the new AMD APUs with hybrid crossfire performs pretty well if he isn't doing HARDCORE gaming.
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Yes. I do see a PCI x16 slot so you should be good. The thing is that bottle necking the graphics card and having enough power from the PSU will be the kicker part. Also be careful on the mobo switch. IDK if Lenovo has proprietary PSU wiring like DELL does so you could fry a mobo you try hooking up and the 24PIN power is wired differently.

Why not just build one from scratch. I hear the new AMD APUs with hybrid crossfire performs pretty well if he isn't doing HARDCORE gaming.
Yes I know, I told him he would have to replace the power supply, I'd have him get a nice Corsair one or something. Honestly for the price it's not bad because it includes Windows 7, honestly all I see him needing to change for now is adding a gfx card and a new power supply.

Also whats the most powerful card you would recommend pairing with this cpu without overclocking?
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post #6 of 8
PCI-E is backwards compatible, so it doesn't matter.
post #7 of 8
Like said before you can never be sure about anything being completely compatible with a OEM mobo, it looks like it has a x16 slot, which will hold your GPU but we dont know what it is wired up for (x4 or x8) When you zoom all the way in you do see pins for x16

and for this rig I would recommend a 6770 or 6850 personally...depending on the PSU of course, I would throw out the OEM one before I even powered it on...
 
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On a side note, I like that little case, I'd love to have it to mod...I already have ideas
 
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