Replacement Video Card

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  1. LuffyZoro

    LuffyZoro New Member

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    I'm getting an eMachine model ET1831-03 from Best Buy, and I want to know what video card I should replace the integrated NVIDIA 7050 with to play The Orange Box, Braid, and Audiosurf at decent quality. I want to spend less than $100.

    The computer has a 2.6ghz dual core E5300 Pentium processor, 4GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 7050 video card, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 250W power supply.

    Any help would be appreciated, otherwise I'm probably going with the Radeon HD 4670.
  2. Led

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    4670 is nice. It draws all it's power from the mobo so it should be fine.
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    mattym New Member

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    250W power supply??? That cant be right. And if it is, you wont be adding any decent video card.
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    first at all get the power supply replaced - 250watts are far too less for a decent gfx card
    the 100U$D budget is too low - you can only get low-end cards with that budget 180-200 looks more realistic (power supply not included)

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    if you go for the 4670 then the PSU might be enoguh - try it
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    The 4670 needs at least a 400 W power supply, especially if it's in a piece of crap eMachines. You never know the quality of the power supplies they put into that thing.

    And you don't need $200 to get a top of the line card these days. $150 can get you a 5750, which is a top 20 card in terms of benchmarks. Hell, if you don't care about DX11, get a 4770, that's a top 30 card.

    Whichever way you go, you need a better PSU. If you don't want to do that, you might be stuck with something like a GeForce 9400.
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    The 4770 is nice. Very nice

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    Yea but he should still upgrade his PSU. I doubt they even actually put a 250w in it.
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    LuffyZoro New Member

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    I think I am going to upgrade my PSU, but it really is a 250w. At least, that's what it said when I opened up the computer to put a wireless card in it.
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    ew... e-machines... Well, you could get a nvidia 9600... oh wait. You need a 400w psu. *eyeroll.

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