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SwiftFistS
03-06-2012, 01:34 AM
SO first things first, I'm a chick. I've been gaming and on computers my whole life, but I don't know anything about hardware. I have a piece of krap computer at the moment. The game I am trying to run better is Starcraft 2. Anyway, heres my specs.

OS: Windows 7 home 64bit
System Model: Acer Aspire X3400
Processor: AMD Athalon II X2 215 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
HDD: 582GB

Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 9200
Approx. Total Memory: 1903


Don't know what else I should include... Basically I am looking to probably upgrade my video card. But I'm more of a console gamer so I don't want to put a lot of money into it..

I should add, I play on a 42 inch TV. I'd also like to be able to run WoW better. Works fine on a monitor but not on my TV. Also Diablo 3 when it FINALLY comes out. Thanks!

hackerballs
03-06-2012, 01:31 PM
Well, playing on a TV is probally easier on the PC than a monitor. Smaller resolution for the TV.

You have a graphics that sucks...........let me rephrase that.............really sucks

If your Power supply is up for it than just buy a better gpu card and you will play games...........

http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=38&name=Video-Cards-Video-Devi

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

SwiftFistS
03-06-2012, 02:47 PM
I know I need a new graphics card, but my question was which one I should get. Looking for something cheap but still a good amount better than what I have...

Like this one for example,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102933

It's cheap but I dont have a clue if it is better than what I have. How can I tell?

mjc
03-06-2012, 03:21 PM
How cheap?

Let me rephrase that...how much can you afford?

SwiftFistS
03-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Seeing as I only want to play a few select games I don't want to spend much. Like under 100...
Possibly even under 80

hackerballs
03-06-2012, 03:48 PM
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=63847&vpn=GV%2DR677D5%2D1GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1009

if you get it on sale

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=63847&vpn=GV%2DR677D5%2D1GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1009

or this one or something like these

hackerballs
03-06-2012, 03:50 PM
oh about the card you like for $44........it sucks also for games

SwiftFistS
03-06-2012, 04:15 PM
Those are going to end up being too much after shipping and whatnot though....

what about this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GALAXY-Technology-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTS-250-25SGF6HX1RUV-1-GB-DDR3-SDRAM-PCI-E-/310380036915?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4844178333

mjc
03-06-2012, 05:04 PM
The Gigabyte card has a rebate...look for it at Newegg...I think it had free or fixed shipping, too.

Steer clear of ebay for parts, unless you are willing to get some lemons or are looking for direct replacement for out of date gear.

SwiftFistS
03-07-2012, 12:02 AM
Is the Galaxy card good though? It's on Newegg for cheap as well.

SwiftFistS
03-07-2012, 12:05 AM
nevermind its not the same one


this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162067

SwiftFistS
03-07-2012, 02:47 AM
SO first things first, I'm a chick. I've been gaming and on computers my whole life, but I don't know anything about hardware. I have a piece of krap computer at the moment. The game I am trying to run better is Starcraft 2. Anyway, heres my specs.

OS: Windows 7 home 64bit
System Model: Acer Aspire X3400
Processor: AMD Athalon II X2 215 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
HDD: 582GB

Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 9200
Approx. Total Memory: 1903


Don't know what else I should include... Basically I am looking to probably upgrade my video card. But I'm more of a console gamer so I don't want to put a lot of money into it..

I should add, I play on a 42 inch TV. I'd also like to be able to run WoW better. Works fine on a monitor but not on my TV. Also Diablo 3 when it FINALLY comes out. Thanks!




SO I just found out that I dont think I even can have a new video card because of my computer? PLEAASE HELP I am so stuck.
This video shows the slot in my pc
at around 1:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyh01CRSt6o

mjc
03-07-2012, 04:19 AM
No, it doesn't look like it...

hackerballs
03-07-2012, 08:06 AM
ouch.....................save for a new PC