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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 163
Well, here's my dilemma...

I recently bought a desktop computer a few days ago, and while I can play STO with the integrated video just fine (at low settings across the board), I feel like i'm doing my enjoyment of the game some injustice by being complacent with just integrated video.

Mainboard : MSI MS-7518
Chipset : nVidia GeForce 7050
Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 2500MHz
Physical Memory : 2048MB (1 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
Hard Disk : OCZ-VERTEX PLUS R2 ATA Device (124GB)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST3360320AS ATA Device (360GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM
DVD-Rom Drive : ATAPI DVD A DH-3H20A
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H21L
Monitor Type : ViewSonic VA712b - 17 inches
Network Card : Nvidia MCP73 Ethernet
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 3.1 on 7.9

Anyways... as you can see, it's not a bad build (i do need to get more memory, but at this point I can hold off on that since I need the graphics upgrade more) and honestly this is a big upgrade in itself from playing on a laptop LOL. The PCI Express slot is rev 1.0, and I know that I can get by with a PCI-E 2.0 card. My PSU is rated @ 450 watts, but I don't see any 6-pin connectors to use. So my choices are limited to any cards that don't use that. I'm just looking for some advice and maybe a point in the right direction. Much thanks
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