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I am looking to buy a new desktop, but reviews say that the AMD R7 240 2GB graphics card it comes with is not useful for the games i wish to play, such as Overwatch and Minecraft. What can be considered a good graphics card to upgrade it? Info on the computer is here: https://www.amazon.com/CyberpowerPC-GUA3100A-Desktop-FX-4300-Windows/dp/B0111MTSZ8/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t#Ask
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  1. The R7 240 is a rather old card. In fact, it performs worse than some of today's IGPUs in modern CPUs. If you want an upgrade, I'd go with the RX 460/1050/1050 Ti. Formidable budget card that will thoroughly crush either of those games. :)
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    That isn't a new desktop, really. It is a bunch of old parts slapped together, and probably has a junk power supply. Cyberpower, and most prebuilt systems, are best avoided. You are going to get a much better system, building your own.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.48 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Zalman Z1 Neo ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $565.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-19 12:31 EDT-0400
  3. SillySunshine said:
    I am looking to buy a new desktop, but reviews say that the AMD R7 240 2GB graphics card it comes with is not useful for the games i wish to play, such as Overwatch and Minecraft. What can be considered a good graphics card to upgrade it? Info on the computer is here: https://www.amazon.com/CyberpowerPC-GUA3100A-Desktop-FX-4300-Windows/dp/B0111MTSZ8/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t#Ask


    Don't get that desktop it uses 5 year old parts and is not suited for gaming at all. All it does is look flashy.
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