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  • #1571

    Geeksallover
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    Hi there.My problem is that I want to play online video games on high to very high settings or at least get close to it.
    And lately I have been looking around to upgrade my graphics card.It is very confusing for me since I don’t understand myself very much in graphics cards.I am looking for a graphics card within 150 dolars or so more or less,the best “bang for my buck” so to say.

    So here is what am I using right now:
    -Using a computer(PC).
    -Using Windows 7 ultimate, 64bit operating system.
    -Using a AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz
    -Installed memory/RAM: 4,00 GB
    -Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 210
    -Also using a M4N68T LE V2 motherboard with 220V
    I am worried about if I go out and buy one on my own,I am uncertain if it will work with my current set up.Will there be enough power to support it,is the processor capable enough,will it be holding back the graphics card and so on.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Geeksallover.
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  • #1574

    Geeksallover
    Member

    Also forgot to add,I found a graphics card that I like and it is within the price range that is the Radeon R7 360,and now I am very worried about if it will be capable of working with my system.

  • #1576
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
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    Hello,

    The best graphics card you can get for the $150 price range is the Radeon R7 370. It is a little faster than the R7 360 and you can get a good R7 370 like this one for $150 http://amzn.to/1O1PYqX
    That Gigabyte one is really well reviewed but if you have other brands you like feel free to research them and see how they compare.

    You will need a 500w minimum power supply for the R7 370. I looked up an R7 360 and it also said 500w or higher.

    If you upgrade to an R7 360 or 370 the new bottleneck will be the CPU. From there you would just need to save for a Phenom II X4. The fastest one your motherboard supports.

    Side Note: How high you can run play also depends on the specific game. An example is, a computer may be able to run The Sims 3 maxed out, but only be able to play The Witcher 3 at low graphic settings.

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