Need a graphics card question answered

^ long answer, that card would likely have the powersupply (and it's a really shitty one in those kinds of PCs) running at max making it much more likely to fail and take everything else with it.

To boot they usually use really old motherboards in there, probally from last generation, meaning the PCI-E lanes will be half as fast. That won't stop you from doing it but you certainly won't be able to add another one in there with that motherboard.

and to square it all off, the damn thing might not even fit in the case /shrug

oh just took a look at the specs of the thing, it's a piece of shit and shouldn't cost more than $300,

case in point I just marked it up over at PC partpicker using the cheapest parts I could find that work and still came out under their cost. you even get stuff that actually has name brands associated with them as well instead of a nameless power supply and motherboard company no ones ever heard of.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Zeus Yellow 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $58.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Case Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case $24.30 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Diablotek 350W ATX Power Supply $10.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Rosewill RK-101 Wired Standard Keyboard $5.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Gigabyte GM-M5050 Wired Optical Mouse $3.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $398.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-03 20:28 EST-0500
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