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Need a better card for my girlfriends PoS, she wants to play some games. Any suggestions on a solid upgrade for this hunk of junk? Any help will be most appreciated.
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What kind of games does she want to play?
    
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you need to open it up and find out how many watts the powersupply is rated for, before anyone can tell you an upgrade option, the next step is to measure out how much room you have in the case to fit a graphics card in it.
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750w, and she is in love with most FPS.
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750W, say what?!

I say HD6790.
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Originally Posted by anichols7 View Post
750w, and she is in love with most FPS.
The a660f comes stock with a 250w power supply. You've got a replacement for it, I take it?
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If you dont plan on overclocking that E2200 2.2GHz then the best card that wont be bottlenecked would be a 9800GT or HD4770.

If you can increase the cpu to 3.0 ghz then go with an HD5770 or GTS 450
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
If you dont plan on overclocking that E2200 2.2GHz then the best card that wont be bottlenecked would be a 9800GT or HD4770.

If you can increase the cpu to 3.0 ghz then go with an HD5770 or GTS 450
Oh no, a 5600+ bottlenecked a 4770. I know from experience. I say pop in an E6700 and drop in something like a 4770 and run with it. I take it she's running 1280x1024?
     
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If you loved her you would build her a completely new computer.
Edit: And light the current computer on fire.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larky_the_mauler View Post
If you loved her you would build her a completely new computer.
The trick is to say its yours but she can use it, so you're not down a grand when you break up =D
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