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    Im interesting in playing PC games on my computer. Im assuming I need to upgrade from what I have. What would be a cheaper upgrade I could use in replace of this card? Or am I looking at upgrading a bunch of things? Im new bare with me please. This is what Im working with.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/p...roduct=3817780&

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    Well, there's some good news and bad news. The good news is your motherboard has a PCI-express slot, so getting a graphics card shouldn't be a problem. You also have a reasonably decent setup for an older system but don't expect any speed records.

    The bad news is the power supply; specifically, it's hard to tell what it's capable of doing. Is there any chance you can take a photo of the side where it has all those specifications information and post it for us?

    The reason I mention this is quite simple: your computer essentially has integrated graphics, and if you want to play games, you need a separate graphics card. Now, you can get one but you will be limited by how strong/good the power supply is. Basically, you will likely only be able to get a lower-end gaming card, don't expect the world. Your computer will not be able to upgrade much, but you should be able to get enough of it to play games, not high settings and not high resolution.

    Bottom line is: gaming can be done on your system, but don't expect too much from it. Just a question of finding a card that doesn't draw much power but is good enough for some light-level gaming.

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    So what your saying is that I should give this rig to my wife and just build my own lol

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    Yeah it's more like it if you really want to play new games.
    What games do you play?

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    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c01581193

    says that it has a 250w psu, probably a very low quality one. I don't know whether or not HP uses proprietary parts, so it might not be upgradable.

    Honestly, you'd be better off building a new rig. You can do it pretty cheap, and we can help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TobaCanuck View Post
    So what your saying is that I should give this rig to my wife and just build my own lol
    Ya, you pretty much hit the nail square on the head right there

    Tell her, "Honey, I'm GIVING you a computer of your own." Then later, tell her you need to replace it so you'll just build your own to save money.

    Win-win right there

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    Ok, so hopefully I dont need to be kicking myself. I picked up this setup at BB for what I think was pretty cheap $380 CND. A pretty good comp("for the wife") for internet, small task and so forth. What would I be looking at for building my own, estimated. If I would say $500 - $600 what would that get me. Also, Im pretty novice. I tinker around with electronics and try/do my own mods or whateve you would like to call them. I assume this is not fully a plug and play operation.

    Thanks for the info and help guys!
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    Did you say you want to a computer is capable to play games?
    $600 don't get you far if you build it from scratch, it's probably give you a mobo and ram for core i7 rig. If you go with LGA775 platform then you can get cpu/ram/mobo.

    Well the cheapest game rig have to be around $1500. I'm talking about Canuck dollar here.

    So fellas, start essembling parts for him and keep this in mind. He's Canadian so you should use Newegg.ca instead of Newegg.com.

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    If he's tight on budget, then a Core2Duo would suffice.

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    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115037 - 208$ e8400
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...&Tpk=p5q%20pro - 150$ P5Q pro
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231122 - 50$ 4GB RAM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102801 - 235$ 4870 1GB
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098 - 62$ 320GB WD HDD
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817703005 - 125$ 610w PCP&C PSU
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811119137 - 100$ CM690
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827129032 - 26$ DVD drive

    total: ~950$

    Mid-range gaming rig, can probably cut cost a little more if this is too much.

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    also mid range, just a step below above rig, should handle almost all games at high settings

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115056 - 173$ - e7500
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128372 - 124$ - GA-P45 UD3L
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231122 - 50$ - 4GB RAM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139003 - 92$ - Corsair 450w psu (1 12v rail)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822136098 - 63$ 320GB HDD
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811119137 - 100$ - CM690
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827129032 - 26$ DVD Drive
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102770 - 180$ - HD4850

    total price: ~808$

    not counting monitor/keyboard/operatingsystem or aftermarket heatsink

    edit again: can probably cut costs even more if this one is too much.
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    Thanks. I appriciate it. No, $808 seems very reasonable. But if Im like any other man out there, there is always better. Which is huge problem for me lol

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    Tobacanuck;
    Where exactly are you located in Canada?

    You don't have to shop everything at the Egg.ca, you can shop online from supplier in different provinces then you don't have to pay for the PST but of course you have to pay for the shipping. It's still little bit cheaper, well try to save every pennies if you can. Newegg.ca will charge you PST, GST & Shipping no matter where you live in Canuck land.

    So shop around and compare, here two more reputatble onliner
    www.ncix.com
    www.directcanada.com
    these guys are the same company but directcanda is cheaper than NCIX, the reason it's cheaper because the service much slower than NCIX.


    last www.tigerdirect.ca they are not cheap but sometime they have thing on sales.

    Are you willing to buy used hardware?
    You can look for the above parts on eBay for cheaper.

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    Unfortunatly I am in Manihole lol Hence the "Toba"Canuck User Name lol Lots of ppl miss it, its ok haha

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    Now if I throw something like this (http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-RELEASE-INTEL...742.m153.l1262) at you. Just as an EXAMPLE. What would you say. Too much? Can make a better one at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TobaCanuck View Post
    Now if I throw something like this (http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-RELEASE-INTEL...742.m153.l1262) at you. Just as an EXAMPLE. What would you say. Too much? Can make a better one at that price?
    The graphics card on that is crap. I'd always advocate making your own, as you learn much, much more that way. I'd say that you'll probably break even on that, using only newegg's prices, without shopping around.

    Still, much better can be made.

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    Ok let say you want a rig similar to that but do it yourself

    Core i7 920 CoolingIntel Original i7 LGA 1366 CPU Fan crap, you need better if you're planning OC
    MemoryKINGSTON 6GB (3X2G) DDR3-1333
    MotherboardGigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R X58 Motherboard
    Hard Drive 1Seagate 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache Serial ATA II
    Optical DriveLG 22X DVD RW + Dual Layer SATA w/ Lightscribe Technology
    VideoATI Radeon 4650 PCI Express, 1GB, DVI, VGA & HDTV Out
    Audio8 Channel High Definition Audio
    Network CardGigabit LAN controllersPorts12 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 SPDiff, 1x IEEE FirewireNeon Light2 Sunbeam Cold Cathod Neon Light (Blue)
    CaseApevia X-Sniper Case w/ Side Window (black body/ silver front)
    Power Supply 650W Cooler Master Extreme Power SLI RP650PCAR


    Core i7 920 $360 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115202

    Memory : OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2g) ddr3-1600 $146 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820227365
    Mobo: same board at above $246 after rebate http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Gigabyte

    HDD:Samsung F1 1TB $111 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822152102

    Video: XFX Radeon 4850 512mb $180 after rebate http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=XFX

    Optical Drive: Above suggestion $26

    PSU: PC & Power Cooling 750W $148 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817341011

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 $178 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=COOLERMASTER

    Total: $1395
    Ok $128 more but you have better hardware as following:
    faster ram, bigger hard drive, faster/better video card way, way better than 4650 and more powerfull PSU and reliable unit that can handle a single grfx without problem, also you have better air flow case too.

    Like I said before if you shop around according to our suggestion parts, you can find it cheaper at else where. Or you can skim on the case, HDD then it will bring it down below $1200 and of course without the blings.

    Edit: after you shop around and skim some part then you can pick up a better CPU cooler.
    My sample to show you that you can get better hardware if you do it yourself, it might cost 5-10% but you have the right hardware for your needs - GAME RIG!

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