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I want to buy this graphics card http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_558&item_id=057456

But I am not sure if i can put it in my computer.

I have an integrated Intel HD card, but everything else is fine really.

This is my motherboard

Joshua-H61-uATX (Joshua)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

  • Manufacturer: Foxconn

  • Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)

  • Chipset: Intel H61

  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3

  • Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s

  • Processor socket: LGA 1155

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI Express x16 (Gen2.0)

    • 3 PCI Express x1 (Gen2.0)

    • 1 PCI Express Mini Card x1

  • For more details, see Joshua motherboard specifications .



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I had that one before... It broke after a day of using it... It does play bf4 on very high settings though so if ur more lucky than I was... then its a great buy... However, I do suggest waiting till cyber monday to see what deals stores have... Keep an eye out at ncix.com and newegg, they have pretty good deals

But yes, you can however the cpu might bottleneck it depending on what ur cpu is



             

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Check this one too http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_558&item_id=062629

Which PSU and case do you have?

Which CPU?



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CPU Intel i5 2500K at 4.5 Ghz / Gigabyte Z68 Mobo / 8 Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 mhz / Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X Boost / Corsair Obsidian 550d 

My CPU is the i3-3220 and i'm not sure if System Requirement Labs is right or not but it can run pretty much any game, but will there be a problem with my motherboard?



No problem with the mobo.

Problem is maybe PSU and case. That CPU may bottleneck on CPU heavy games (starcraft 2, planetside 2 mostly. Crysis 3, skyrim and battlefield 4 to some degree)



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CPU Intel i5 2500K at 4.5 Ghz / Gigabyte Z68 Mobo / 8 Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 mhz / Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X Boost / Corsair Obsidian 550d 

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Shido said:
No problem with the mobo.

Problem is maybe PSU and case. That CPU may bottleneck on CPU heavy games (starcraft 2, planetside 2 mostly. Crysis 3, skyrim and battlefield 4 to some degree)


What do you mean?



ThatGreekGuy said:
Shido said:
No problem with the mobo.

Problem is maybe PSU and case. That CPU may bottleneck on CPU heavy games (starcraft 2, planetside 2 mostly. Crysis 3, skyrim and battlefield 4 to some degree)


What do you mean?


Sorry for the delay. I mean your motherboard its fine for any current GPU but your Power Supply Unit(PSU) may not. Discrete GPUs use more power than an integrated GPU(the one your CPU or mobo has) may ever use so your PSU needs to bring enough power to that HD 7850(or whatever you will buy). 

And you need enough space on your case to be able to fit that GPU in there, so thats why you should tell us which PSU and case do you have or which PC(if its from HP, Dell or whatever)

Your CPU should be fine for almost every game besides the ones I posted. If you plan on heavy gaming any of those games you may find your experience being limited by your CPU(so maybe you may want to upgrade that one too)



PS Vita and PC gamer

CPU Intel i5 2500K at 4.5 Ghz / Gigabyte Z68 Mobo / 8 Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 mhz / Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X Boost / Corsair Obsidian 550d 

It depends on your power supply and it would be a waste to put in a nice graphics card with a weak CPU.



fatslob-:O said:

It depends on your power supply and it would be a waste to put in a nice graphics card with a weak CPU.


Agreed.
He would still benefit from it though, just his minimum, average and maximum framerates just won't be as high as they should be.
A Dual-Core Hyper-Threaded Sandy Bridge CPU running at 3.3ghz is still relatively potent (Especially in comparison to AMD.)

And he does have the option to drop in a Quad-Core Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge processor later down the line anyway.

So really the only problem is... That Power Supply unit, - Without knowing more, we really can't recommend him anything except something extremely low end.

Shido said:
No problem with the mobo.

Problem is maybe PSU and case. That CPU may bottleneck on CPU heavy games (starcraft 2, planetside 2 mostly. Crysis 3, skyrim and battlefield 4 to some degree)

Nah.

Other than Crysis 3 and Battlefield 4, they're only Dual-issued games, basically the other games want clockspeed not half a dozen CPU cores.
It's also not like he is running only a Core 2 Duo, he does have Hyper-Threading too which will provide a small boost in games which are heavily threaded.



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