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The model is HP Pavillion a6313w the motherboard is a asus m2n68-la
Amd athlon 64x2 dual core 5000+ 2.60
Windows 7
OCZ PC2-6400 4GB (older pic with the crucials)
I am prepared to upgrade the psu
My question is what video card should i put in it?
this was one i was thinking about
HIS Hightech H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161259

she is wanting to play the sims 3

here is a pic of the inside see space is limited
Thanks for looking:respect:



 
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try the radeon 4770. its slightly slower than the 4850, but uses a decent amount less power and outputs a fair amount less heat.
 
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Thank you Mussels I will look into it i see there is one for sale on for sale section
 

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after looking at prices on the egg, the 4850 is the better deal. its cheaper after MIR, and you get a free game.
 
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You know the only thing i am gonna worry about is it heating up i need one that will run cool in a crappy hp case lol
 

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well the one you linked to seems to have a decent fan.

if you get a new PSU, get one with a 120mm fan, it will improve the cooling somewhat.
 
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can i install a psu with a 120mm fan in that case? in the default top spot?
 

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May not have to upgrade the psu if you go with a 4670, granted a 4770 would be quite a bit ahead of it in performance.

Oh and a 2600xt is enough to play Sims 3 with medium visuals @1280x720. But if she is wishing to play anything else, might as well get the good stuff right?
 
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Yea i was trying to get the best for what it could handle or fit in it lol

Hell i have not even got a video card for my rig yet still playing on the onboard
 
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Yeah understand that. I guess it all depends on how much she wishes to play games on it.

Also can you link me to the specs of the case your using. Does it use low profile PCI brackets?
 
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Well if you upgrade your psu try a ATI 4830 your cpu wont do much better than that and it's a small card
 

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Just by taking a quick peak, you shou;dn't have a problem with full height cards. IMO, 4670 without new psu or 4770 with new psu is best worthwhile I can think of also.