Complete noob wanting a new graphics card :D

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  1. A DoNK

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    I'm a complete PC noob. :suicide:

    Anyways I think I would like to install a new graphics card.. so my PC can output with a DVI connection, It only has VGA at the moment.

    This is a picture of inside my PC if it helps :D
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    I only bought the PC in January this year so its 'quite' new.

    I have been reading various websites, forums and its just so confusing as most places talk about having to upgrade the PSU? also :rolleyes: I think my PSU is only 220-240v, so does anyone know of a good DVI type graphics card that will be OK with this?


    I don't use my PC for gaming, I just really want it so i can have my monitor connected by VGA and my HDTV connected using the DVI.

    This is the Card i have been looking at..

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...37&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11137,42220000,11

    Thanks.
     
  2. Andy98765

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    You DO NOT want that graphics card as it is a a AGP, you need to look for a PCI-E card which is the new type of interface.
     
  3. badbob

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    Since you're not gaming you don't need to change a PSU, a budget PCI-E card £45-£65 will do.

    Nvidia 7300GS-8600GT
     
  4. A DoNK

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    yeah fine, but might as well look for a passive model, zero noise.
     
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    I agree with enablerbro1, the HD2400XT will be fine for what you are after and you can pick one up for around £40/£45.
     
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    Right, Will buy that then :cool:

    Does it require a power lead to be connected to it? or just runs from the pci slot?

    Thanks for all the help.
     
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    It will just run from the PCi-E slot.
     
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    seconded....if dont game then the 2400xt is spot on...if u have a budget stick to it...make sure all ur old drivers out out of the system.....driver cleaner should help with that ! hope it helps!
     
  11. A DoNK

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    Has helped greatly :thumbsup:

    Where do you guys PC stuff from? as the cheapest i can find it currently in stock is Amazon £58.50

    That a OK price to pay?
     
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    I normally ues ebuyer or scan for my PC purchases.
     

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