Hi all, I need some opinions. I need to install a video card and therefore also a power supply in my computer. I want to start gaming on the PC instead of just the XBox 360. The game I really want to play on the PC right now is Skyrim, but I'm sure there will be more down the road.
This is the computer I have currently: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03073678
As you can see, it's a Pentium G620 dual core 2.6 GHz CPU with 6GB of RAM. I know for best performance I should replace the CPU with an i5 or i7 which I will do in the future. But for now my funds are limiting me to just the video card and PSU.
Anyway, here are the video card and PSU I have in my cart right now.
Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125410
Can you guys tell me if you think I'm making good choices? If not, please tell me why what I picked isn't recommended and what you would recommend instead. Also, HP lists my computer's case as a "mini tower". Do you guys think that the video card I selected will fit in my case, based on the dimensions listed on HP's site? Thanks!
|Budget:$200||VGA:Intel integrated HD graphics||Monitor:HP w2207
|MB:Pegatron IPISB-CU||OS:Windows 7||Browser:Google Chrome
|CPU:Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz||Sound:Stock||CPU Pps:General computing, soon gaming
Rosewill Blackhawk Mid Tower
Intel Core i5 3570K
8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Gigabyte 3GB HD 7970
XFX Pro 650W Modular PSU
2 x OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSDs
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
BenQ XL2420T Display