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User Info: wufiei

wufiei
4 weeks ago#1
It's a slimline s3700f slimline. Has 3 gb ram (max 4). I probably will buy a better Desktop when I get a better paying job but it'll do for now. It does have a pcie express x 16 spot (I think that's what it was).

It has 2.6 ghtz. It uses a Nividia 6150 se integrated graphics card. It has Windows 7 32 bit (p.s. Is it worth it to get win7 64 bit on it leaning towards no).

Thanks in advance.
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User Info: Frisco557

Frisco557
4 weeks ago#2
Athlon 64 x2? Probably not worth upgrading the system with that cpu. Even in 2008 that wasn't a great cpu. I would personally recommend just getting a used console if you want to game on the cheap.

This GT640 seems to be one of the best low profile GPUs under $50, probably about the limit of what I'd invest in it.
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
4 weeks ago#3
Retro emulation box. Make it boot into a frontend and install it in an arcade cabinet.
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User Info: wufiei

wufiei
4 weeks ago#4
So I ended up ordering an Ati Radeon hd 7570 with 1 gb of video ram. I think it's gddr 5. 128 bit. It has a Display port (which I'll probably end up getting a DP TO HDMI plug for) as well as a DVI port (which I already have a plug for).

I do have a question though, can I just plug the cable into the vga port that came with the computer or will it have to be plugged into the graphics card?

I'm thinking it's the latter.

thx in advance.
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User Info: Digital Storm

Digital Storm
4 weeks ago#5
Door stop.
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
4 weeks ago#6
wufiei posted...
So I ended up ordering an Ati Radeon hd 7570 with 1 gb of video ram. I think it's gddr 5. 128 bit. It has a Display port (which I'll probably end up getting a DP TO HDMI plug for) as well as a DVI port (which I already have a plug for).

I do have a question though, can I just plug the cable into the vga port that came with the computer or will it have to be plugged into the graphics card?

I'm thinking it's the latter.

thx in advance.

You HAVE to plug your display into your graphics card in order to utilize it. Plugging into the motherboard will instead utilize your much weaker onboard gpu.
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User Info: wufiei

wufiei
4 weeks ago#7
HeliosMagi posted...
wufiei posted...
So I ended up ordering an Ati Radeon hd 7570 with 1 gb of video ram. I think it's gddr 5. 128 bit. It has a Display port (which I'll probably end up getting a DP TO HDMI plug for) as well as a DVI port (which I already have a plug for).

I do have a question though, can I just plug the cable into the vga port that came with the computer or will it have to be plugged into the graphics card?

I'm thinking it's the latter.

thx in advance.

You HAVE to plug your display into your graphics card in order to utilize it. Plugging into the motherboard will instead utilize your much weaker onboard gpu.


Yeah ok. That's what I kinda figured. Thanks.
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