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Old 08-20-2009, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I play World of Warcraft and would love to be able to set the video to ultra...for under $150. I currently have the HP Pavilion 6747 with a 350W PS I installed and an eGeForce 7200GS video card I purchased for a whopping $20...Now...This computer already has 5GB of RAM so I don't need to have a video card with a high dedicated RAM as long as it runs well...and especially since I will be upgrading the RAM to the max of 8GB within the year.

I want to spend ~$150 but I want a decent card that I can at least have the video settings set to high - if not ultra!

Any help would be greatly appreciated since I have such a low budget.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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now i don't know a whole lot about the different type of graphics cards out their but if your looking at getting a pretty good graphics card your probably going to be looking at getting a new PSU to. 350 watts is ok but most newer cards demand a little more then that.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You can get a 9800GT. I have this card, and have ran WoW on it, runs it great. Not sure what the settings are on though. I have it on a 380W PSU. You most likely have the OEM PSU, so there may be a need to upgrade that too. This is under your budget, and would be a great upgrade compared to the 7200GS...

Newegg.com - ECS N9800GTE-512MX-F GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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+1 to Muffin Man's.
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Default Re: Need a new Graphics Card

he beat me to the punch line,

there's your solution selenityhyperion


also, I will say you will more than likely never need a full 8 GB of ram,
unless your running some sort of high demand LAN server but judging by the fact that your computer is an HP Pavillion I would dare to say nay.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I really like these choices and have them added to my list.

I actually found this: XFX GeForce 9800 GT Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV, VGA Support at TigerDirect.com and this PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

BUT...I would love to not have to purchase another PSU...How about a Video Card that will work with 350W PSUs?

EDIT: I just found this card for the <350W... Newegg.com - Recertified: XFX PV-T96G-YHF GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
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BUT...I would love to not have to purchase another PSU...How about a Video Card that will work with 350W PSUs?
The HD 4670 is you best option if you want to keep your current psu.

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