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HP Pro 3400 MT Series
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
CPU: Intel core i5 @ 3.1 ghz
Ram : 1x 4gb DDR3
HDD: 2x 500 gb
Motherboard : Foxconn 2ABF
Graphics: Intel HD 2000

My budget is about 100$-120$

I want to play games on medium or hgh settings without lag,,,I need a good gpu that can play the newest games smoothly for 3 coming years

My monitor is 17 inch and power supply only 300 w.
post #2 of 19
]Unfortunately, these conditions are unreal. There is no way you will be able to spend 120$ and expect to run games for the next 3 years smoothly, let alone run them at all sorry to tell you. You will require a larger psu, for 300 watts will not cut it or come close. Also, I would increase your GPU budget to about 300$ and go buy an HD 7950. They are the best bang for buck card, and when overclocked, will compete with a 7970. You will also need more RAM, Try adding another 4gb stick.

In any case, good luck
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There's a lot to come in 3 yearsXD
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You can buy Radeon HD7750, it may not allow you to play at maximum resolution of your monitor smoothly, you should get a PSU which supplies atleast 450W. I can't say for 3 years, you could decrease the settings to low for new games which may come after 1 year or so.
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Originally Posted by budgetcreep2012 View Post

]Unfortunately, these conditions are unreal. There is no way you will be able to spend 120$ and expect to run games for the next 3 years smoothly, let alone run them at all sorry to tell you. You will require a larger psu, for 300 watts will not cut it or come close. Also, I would increase your GPU budget to about 300$ and go buy an HD 7950. They are the best bang for buck card, and when overclocked, will compete with a 7970. You will also need more RAM, Try adding another 4gb stick.

In any case, good luck

What he said. If you're looking to be futureproof a few years and game, you gotta go high early on and $120 ain't gonna cut it if you want high settings, or a 17" monitor and 4 GB RAM for that matter. Take a look at Passmark's benchmarks for GPUs, they'll give you a full list of what'll give you a good price to performance ratio. But I can tell you if you want those kind of settings be prepared to blow at least $150, more likely $200-300.
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post #6 of 19
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maybe not for 3 coming years..at least 1 year
post #7 of 19
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is ati 7750/70 a good gpu
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For only 1 year it'll be a little cheaper but still, the key here is you want high settings and you don't wanna pay a lot for it. Unfortunately, you won't find a magical card that'll give you both. It also depends on what games you're looking at playing. You can get away with Minecraft on crap but stuff like Bioshock Infinite on high's gonna require a really good card. What I think you should do is determine a little more what you want to do with a GPU. How much power do you need?
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i want to play gta 4 and gta 5 that comes on september 2013 smoothly.,,,battlefield 3 etc
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i want to play gta 4 and gta 5 that comes on september 2013 smoothly.,,,battlefield 3 etc

For BF3 you are going to want to get a 7950.... you are going to want to invest in a new PSU as well, the stock one is crap. If you can live with playing on lower settings, get a 7770.

In every case, you will need to replace the stock PSU that comes with your HP
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