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02-22-2009 03:26 PM
02-23-2009 01:42 AM
It depends on which of the two motherboards is installed in your pc. If you have the MS-7174 (Graphite) you are stuck with installing only a PCI card. If your mobo is the IPILP-LC (Lancaster8) then you can install a decent card (ATI Radeon 3450 or 3650. If you go with something better (i.e 3850 or 4000 series) you will need to upgrade your PSU to one with PCI-e gfx card connectors. Something like a Thermaltake TR2 series would easily work You will need >=400 Watts.
An HD3850 or HD4000 series card will be too large for your case. Don't even think about the X2 cards. They are definitely too fat.
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02-23-2009 11:38 AM
Here is a link to the "Product information" pages for your computer:
According to the specs, you would have to purchase a PCIE X16 video card. Personally, I don't believe that your computer would function with the card that you mention; if by latest you mean an ATI 4870. You would no doubt have to upgrade the PSU, also. If you will go to newegg/TigerDirect and pick a card, we could answer your question in more depth.
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03-05-2009 12:16 PM
Best value for the $ right now if there is one PCI-E x16 slot on that board is the 9600GSO card. $50 will run a lot of modern games. Note that the CPU will be the bottleneck. You can also overclock this GPU to a healthy 600-650MHz! A quality 80+ 300-350W PSU is more than adequate to drive this GPU.