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post #1 of 19
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Hello all,

my uncle has this pc

Acer aspire M3641
intel core Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33ghz 2.34ghz
RAM 4 GB
ATI radeon HD 3600

and wants a new videocard what card is best to get under 200 euro.
post #2 of 19
I would get an ATI HD 7850 or Nvidia GTX 650ti boost.

(The GTX 650ti boost would be my first choice)
Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/2/13 at 12:04pm
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What is he going to be doing? and what are the specs of the power supply?
    
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post #4 of 19
If thats his PC and he isnt gaming, Stick a Geforce 630 in it and call it good.
If he is gaming, we need more info about the system and what games he likes.
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by CtrlAltel1te View Post

Hello all,

my uncle has this pc

Acer aspire M3641
intel core Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33ghz 2.34ghz
RAM 4 GB
ATI radeon HD 3600

and wants a new videocard what card is best to get under 200 euro.

Quote:
Originally Posted by daydream99 View Post

What is he going to be doing? and what are the specs of the power supply?

Agreed, more info on the above two questions please.
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post #6 of 19
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his son plays videogames on it, psu I dont know should have to ask
post #7 of 19
The stock PSU is 300W according to the cnet review, if that is the correct one.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/acer-aspire-m3641-eq8200a/4507-3118_7-33483120.html
post #8 of 19
It's Acer so it's likely a low power OEM unit. Will need replacing if you end up getting a $200 GPU upgrade.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by chargerz919 View Post

The stock PSU is 300W according to the cnet review, if that is the correct one.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/acer-aspire-m3641-eq8200a/4507-3118_7-33483120.html

It could have been right but it is not. In the link you have provided, it says :




So you are wrong unfortunately. frown.gif



The Geforce 7100 requires far less power than the HD 3600




While this is from AMD Home page




From the begginning I have checked this (after checking if it was AGP or PCI Express).

This make me conclude he can buy any cards he wants under 200$



My choice is still the GTX 650ti boost or the HD 7850


Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/2/13 at 1:13pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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RIVE Koolance Waterblock (VRM and PCH) Feser X-Changer 360 Feser X-Changer 240 Feser X-Changer 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
WaterCool MoRA3 Pro with Gentle Typhoon 3 x MCP 655 pumps (With EK top...all serial) 2 x EK FC 1080ti Blocks Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift PG348Q (3440x1440 @100hz) CrossOver 27Q Led-P Logitech G15 EVGA SuperNova 1600T2 (Titanium) 
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post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
okay guys thanks for the advice, you even took the it futher and found the psu watt.
Probably it is the one you found. I will recommend him those cards.

Excellent work lads ! thumb.gif
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