Graphics card for 1920x1080, PLEASE HELP!

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Hi guys, I've got a Samsung P2270HD (1920x1080) and I'm gonna be getting a Microtel Computer® AMTI9025 and I want to upgrade the graphics card when I get it, but I'm not sure what graphics cards are compatible with these so I need your help :). Here are the specs for the comp: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core (3.2GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, AM3)

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

* Hardware Platform: PC
* Processor: 3.2 GHz Phenom II X4
* Number of Processors: 1
* RAM: 8 GB
* RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM

Special Features

* a880g+ Chipset, Built-in 6 Channel 3D Premium Surround Sound, Integrated 10/100 LAN, Total drive bays 5x5.25" / 2x3.5" / 3x3.5" (hidden), 6 USB 2.0 Ports (2-front mounted)

Hard Drive

* Size: 1000 GB
* Type: Serial ATA
* Additional Drives: DVD+-RW

Graphics and Display

* Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce HD N450 GTS 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
* Graphics RAM: 1000 MB

Cases and Expandability

* Size (LWH): 19.5 inches, 8 inches, 17.5 inches
* Weight: 35 pounds

What graphics card can I get that will work with the monitor and computer? I'm looking for as cheap as possible to play FPS shooters on med settings.

Thanks and please reply!
 
GTS450 is a reasonable card at that resolution and should handle most things at medium settings. Without knowing the size of the PSU (power supply) it is hard to recommend any better but we would be talking about cards in the $200 range.
 
I agree with rolli59. I tested the even weaker HD6670 at 1920x1080 recently, and all of my [older] games ran fine on maxed settings. I'm sure current FPS titles would run well on lowered settings, so you may be fine. In any case, I would test first to see if you need any improvement. Then post specs on your PSU, including brand and model, not just wattage.
 

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you want to know the manufacturer of the PSU not just the wattage.
the reason being a 500W power supply may not provide enough amps for a better graphics card if it is a really cheap PSU.
 

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What makes you think you need a different Video card for 1080p? The one you listed as what the computer comes with should be fine already. Like the other user said, see how it goes befor investing more money.

What do you plan on doing with your PC?
 

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So it is, sorry that was stupid suggestion! What about a Radeon HD 5770? Btw I'm willing to upgrade the CPU if needs be :)
 

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Well I looked up the card it comes with and there are lots of reviews about how it stops working after 4-6 months, so I'm going to need a new one soon enough.
 

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I plan on playing minecraft, bad company 2 and mw3 (when it comes). and school work, just word and all that, so not really a requirement!
 

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I cant find anymore info on it anywhere, all i know is that its 500watts. This is the most I could find "the power supply is 500W which is nice, but it was not included in the description of the machine."
 

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Hi guys, thanks for all the help so far :). Here is something I found which indicates that I will probs need to upgrade PSU for a new card

"500W is pretty good, but if you want to upgrade to an Nvidia GTX 560 or higher graphics card, you will most likely have to upgrade the power supply. Not a big deal since it already comes with an MSI (brand) Nvidia GTS 450 card, but I will definitely want to upgrade eventually."

and here is why I WILL DEFINITELY want to upgrade eventually, I've read a lot of reviews on how the 450 stops working after 4-6 months.

So yeah, PLEASE keep the replies coming and also, in general, what do you guys think of the overall PC is it worth a buy?
 

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ok thanks... what do you think about the computer specs in general? do you know of any other computers are better? or is this a good deal?