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July 12, 2013 7:40:53 AM

Hi All,

I have an Asus CG5275 and am curious what my best options are. Pretty sure it comes stock with a 400w psu and an i5 core? I play the old republic, gta4, and games that are hard to play on my current setup. And I play on a sanyo hdtv if that helps at all as well. Please help me!! Thank you!
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July 12, 2013 8:09:06 AM

What you need in order to play games that look decent is a good video card.

Best option would be to replace the entire box.

As a first generation i5, no GPU, probably the cheapest motherboard and PSU (with no extra power for additional parts)... you'd either have to replace the PSU in order to add a GPU (if the motherboard supports it - $300 budget)

Or replace the entire guts (motherboard, ram, cpu, video card, PSU) for $600+
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July 12, 2013 9:37:24 AM

A first gen i5 is not a bad processor at all and the need of something more powerful will be determined on the gpu you´re going to get, try to tell us the brand of your PSU, your resolution and the games you want to play and let´s see what we can do.
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August 20, 2013 6:35:57 AM

slowhands said:
Hi All,

I have an Asus CG5275 and am curious what my best options are. Pretty sure it comes stock with a 400w psu and an i5 core? I play the old republic, gta4, and games that are hard to play on my current setup. And I play on a sanyo hdtv if that helps at all as well. Please help me!! Thank you!


how much are you willing to spend?
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August 28, 2013 8:39:15 AM

with a first gen i5 it might not even have PCI-E 2.0 which is required for the decent cards these days. If it does have that then youll have to look at that 400w psu.It seems a tad low, you really probably need 500+ but i would recommend an HD Radeon 7850 from gigabye right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (very powerful card will last you for a few years to come with mid to light gaming)
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August 31, 2013 2:00:35 PM

byogamingpc said:
You can actually get the Sapphire HD 7850 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093172HQ/ref=as_li_q... for less and Sapphire is a better manufacturer of AMD cards. You would want a 500W PSU like the CX 500 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0MY/ref=as_li_q... to power your computer. Not enough power turns your computer into nothing but a big metal box.

Yeah, here at toms it was qualified as a "decent budget-oriented PSU".
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-review...
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