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    Old 05-08-2014, 10:08 PM
    BordersPatrol BordersPatrol is offline
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    Okay will I be able to buy any good GPU's and GPU's only for my PC because I can't run Planetside 2 and my parents won't let me buy a new desktop or anything. The PC i have right now (family desktop): http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...No=6270999 The specs for that PC: http://www.lifepunch.net/forums/attachment.php?aid=2225 Please help guys.
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    Old 05-09-2014, 12:28 AM
    MacLeod MacLeod is offline
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    Link doesn't take you to a desktop. Can you list your specs? Normally its kinda hard to put a new GPU in a prebuilt PC because the case is always kinda small and everything is crammed in there.
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    Old 05-09-2014, 03:45 PM
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    Yeah, off the shelf PC's are difficult to improve as they're specification is pretty rigid & don't take upgrades into account. As well as space issues with small cases, the power supply (PSU) is also likely a restriction as well, as it will only be intended to handle the original components inside when bought off the shelf.

    Some suggestions of decent graphics card's that come in low profile versions for smaller cases, and power efficient that you may get away with as low as a 300W generic PSU:

    GTX 750 (non 6 pin power connector version) & AMD 7750.

    You'll need to ensure there is a PCI-E x16 slot on the motherboard for the card to slot into.
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    Old 05-21-2014, 11:25 PM
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    The biggest problem with off the shelf PC's is that everything is drilled out to within an inch of its life. The PSU is usually the cheapest thing they could get that met the absolute minimum requirements for the computer they built. Cooling is usually an afterthought as well. Motherboards are usually custom, again, to be as cheap as possible, and will come with entire features missing that would normally be there in a consumer motherboard, plus you're stuck with whatever BIOS they ship with it most of the time.

    The one you linked wouldn't be too bad, although the processor is an i3, so your CPU will be a bottleneck on some games.
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