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I am planning on throwing a new Video Card in a stock computer.

Here is what I got.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883147037

Have had it for a couple years now and I feel that a new Video Card is needed pretty bad for a number of reasons. (If your too lazy, I am currently using a GT230)

I really only watch HD Movies, do a little video editing (Sony Vegas (<Why I am going with Nvidia (Cuda))), and I fold. Price range is preferably <$150.

I was looking at a few GTX400 Series...but whatever you guys think is best. Can I even put in a new GPU on a stock machine?
    
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Lol gotta love gaming computers with low end cards.

Anyway with that system you will have a PCI-E 2.0 slot so a new card is no problem. What the problem is the powersupply in that computer will not take anything more than what it has. I would bet the powersupply is a 300watt and its running at 80-90% as it is. Put a nice GTX460 in it and that thing wont even have enough power to turn on. So you will need to look at that. A second hand GTX470 would be good or even a GTX550 if you wanted something newer, but you will need to upgrade that powersupply to at least 600watts
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