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Old 07-19-2007, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, i recently bought a acert135 and i want to upgrade the video card but i am a novice at pcs and i dont know what kind of video card i need.

The motherboard is a GA-K8VM800M AMD socket 754 processor motherboard Made by gigabyte.
3100+amd sempron processor
2048mb of ocz ddr memory <----installed myself
160gb SATA hard disk

Any suggestions on a good graphics card that this mb would handle would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-19-2007, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That system is very outdated. What is your budget? Using the same RAM and hard drive, you can build a new computer for like $200-300.
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Thanks for the welcome :P

Myu budget would probably be around $300-400 but like i said im a novice at pcs and would probably destroy something while attempting to build one

let alone not knowing what i would need

heck i was nervous installing the ocz ram lol

i really only play world of warcraft on my pc so do you think ti would be worth building a new one?

i just want to be able to play games on my 19' widescreen monitor without it being blocky in 800x600 or laggy as **** in higher resolutions
the recommended res for the monitor is 1440x990!! but my pc doesnt support that and it is one of the reasons im looking for a new graphics card
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok this mb only has a PCIE Graphics Expansion Slot so i guess agp is out of the question
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Case - Cooler Master Elite 330
Motherboard - Biostar TForce TF7025
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - 1GB G. Skil NR or 2 x 1GB G. Skill NQs
Graphics - EVGA 7600GT
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W

Using the same hard drive and CD drive, these parts total $386.94 w/o shipping. If you can, try to sell your 2GB of memory.

Don't worry about building a computer. It's not as hard as it looks. We've taught so many beginners, like you, to build a computer. It really is no big deal. And heres a great tutorial, with great pictures on how to build a computer:
Build a System: Page 1
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Thanks alot for the links to the products and the tutorial man that helped me out alot.

I will go ahead and take your advice and build me a new one and just give this one to my brother.
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Hey if i decide to keep this pc with everything in it what would be a good HD and CD drive to get?

my lil bro really needs a pc and im thinking of just giving this one to him.
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Optical Drive:
Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar 160GB HDD
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Ok after shipping and all it came out to $519 Not bad at all

I'll keep you up to date as i progress through building it cause i know i'll need some help lol :P
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