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Old 01-14-2011, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, im relativily new to upgrading computers computers and such, but im just in the midst of purchasing a new computer, for gaming primarily, i like all the specs but it comes with an intergrated graphics card, which to my knowledge is not ideal for gaming. but anyway, the mother board has a PCI-E x16 slot, and i was curious if i am able to use any PCI-E x16 video card or if there is some restrictions?

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You can pretty much use any video card that has pci-e without any restrictions.

However, if you ever plan on doing CrossFire/Sli, then you'll need a compatible motherboard.

Also make sure your power supply can handle the load.

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If it is a pre-built computer (like HP, Dell, whatever), plan on buying a new PSU as well. just make sure it is a good one first. We can help you with that.

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