I'm trying to get my hands on an usable gaming computer but don't have a lot of money to play with. It seems like I should be able to play recent games on the lowest settings with a new graphics card, but I'm finding the process of figuring that out kind of daunting.
This is the computer I have, right now; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883114080
It's... not absolutely horrible, but stutters too much to be enjoyable on games within the last couple years. But right! The question!
My confusion stems from the slot in its motherboard that LOOKS like an AGP slot (as far as I can tell), but I can't find anything about it in the hardware specs. Am I missing something here? Completely misidentifying the slot? Should I just trust what I'm looking at in the hardware even if it doesn't seem to be noted in the documentation?
Edit; They are indeed PCIe 1 and PCI standard slots. I guess that does narrow down my options quite a bit, but honestly that's sort of a relief. Less to look through and no temptation to spend bazillions of dollars on it. I mostly just want to be able to play some new games on min settings/avoid lag in Corel until I've saved up enough for a better computer down the road.
I guess this is resolved! But hey, if anyone wants to chime in with any specific card recommendations I won't complain.