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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-137 c-b PC Bundle - Update Video Card

Any suggestions on best video card to update system?  Current - ATI Radeon HD 4350. THanks!

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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-137 c-b PC Bundle - Update Video Card

Hi, 

 

The HPE-137 only has a 300 watt power supply so your choice of video cards is limited.  If you are into modern games then both the power supply and video card will need to be replaced. If you are into modern games, then the best thing to do is to check the software manufacturer's web site and forum for recommended video cards.

 

Once we know what your needs are then we can make a recommendation.

 

Review the ATI and NVIDIA performance specifications. Look at the memory bandwidth specifications and the DirectX level support.  You can see the performance of the ATI 4350.

 

You can probably run the NVIDIA GT 440 for about $80 and still keep your existing power supply. 

 

A gaming quality solution might run you $200.

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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-137 c-b PC Bundle - Update Video Card

I was looking to upgrade my video card for my PC (HP Pavilion Elite HPE-137 c-b) as well and saw this post. I'm looking to upgrade my video card to play Skyrim. According to the game's website, the reccomended requirements are:

DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher.

 

I'm trying to find a decent graphics card between $100-200 that would allow me to experience the game at a high setting if possible. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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