Hoxtatron! Follow me! 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 14:33
Recommended Graphics card?
I'm not good with hardware, and i'd really like to be able to play this game. Not looking for a super high-end graphics card, just one that'll let the game run. My PC's an unmodded Gateway DX4831-01e
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~Ren~ 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 16:13 
You need to know a little about hardware before you start, what graphics card are you running at the moment? What power supply do you have? What cards have you looked at?

I and other people could suggest a card but it might not fit or you might need to update your power supply to run it, etc.

Edit:

I googled your PC but no power supply is listed and I couldn't find your case dimensions,
Última edición por ~Ren~; 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 16:23
Hoxtatron! Follow me! 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 16:58 
Yeah, sorry. I know nothing when it comes to hardware, Though i like to think i'm pretty good when it comes to softwhare.
~Ren~ 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 20:40 
No problem, we're not all geeks ;)

As a start point, try Google, upgrading the Gateway DX4831-01e, this is one article I found but it's 3 years old so I don't know how relevant the information is compared to your system now:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/298988-33-best-video-upgrade-gateway-dx4831

The manufacturer might have released an updated version which you now own, I don't know that as I'd need to see your PC specs to be sure. If the 300w PSU (power supply unit) is right then you'd need a new psu first as that is very low and adding a new graphics card would push it even more assuming it would power up in the first place.
Hoxtatron! Follow me! 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 20:45 
that's probably still current, i got mine 4 years ago, and havn't tweaked it since. Thanks, by the way
~Ren~ 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 20:51 
Try installing this, it gives you system information as well as temps of your hardware, if you have a better idea what's inside your PC it will help you narrow your search :)

http://www.piriform.com/speccy

I use this myself to monitor my temperatures and it's very good. It will list each part of your PC which will help to find the manufacturer.

Download the free version if you don't want to pay.
Última edición por ~Ren~; 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 20:52
Remlish 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 21:07 
Personly I would save a few more dollars and replace that doorstop with a gaming PC...
Krayus Korianis 30 de Dic, 2013 a las 23:23 
They're using Intel Media Graphics Accelerator as their default graphics. There's also a slot on there that allows you to use a PCI-e x16 graphics card. However, when you purchase a new GPU, you need a new PSU (to compensate for the crap PSU that they put in there), to actually upgrade and make use of it.

I'd recommend a 650 ti or a 660. OR the 760 nVidia GPU. OR you can go with many of AMD's equivalents.
Dr. Shocks . DO 31 de Dic, 2013 a las 0:07 
However, when you purchase a new GPU, you need a new PSU (to compensate for the crap PSU that they put in there), to actually upgrade and make use of it.
^^^^
Very true.

More Powerful GPU = More Powerful PSU ; PSU = Power Supply
Prof Farnsworth 31 de Dic, 2013 a las 0:29 
if money is tight you could look for a used GPU on ebay or such and just buy a new PSU. i myself run skyrim without any problem on high settings with dozens of mods and my graphics card is an old nvidia GTX460 and my CPU is AMD phenom II 940.
And BTW: PC-hardware is no rocket-science just read up on the parts for one or two evenings
Bones496 31 de Dic, 2013 a las 0:36 
Publicado originalmente por Krayus Korianis:
They're using Intel Media Graphics Accelerator as their default graphics. There's also a slot on there that allows you to use a PCI-e x16 graphics card. However, when you purchase a new GPU, you need a new PSU (to compensate for the crap PSU that they put in there), to actually upgrade and make use of it.

I'd recommend a 650 ti or a 660. OR the 760 nVidia GPU. OR you can go with many of AMD's equivalents.

A 650Ti is overkill. I've run it maxed out @ 60fps with a stock GTX650 1Gb. And if you were to go with a 650, get a 450W PSU, unless future upgrades are planned. If you aren't looking for maxing out the settings, I've also seen a GT610 run it on low just fine... so anywhere in between a 610 and a 650 would be good. And for an AMD comparison, I'm not sure about the low end, but an HD7750 is equivalent to a GTX 650.
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