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looking for good compatible graphic cards/psu's for cpu

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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  1. 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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    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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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=N82E16814125451 (very powerful card will last you for a few years to come with mid to light gaming)
  5. byogamingpc said:
    You can actually get the Sapphire HD 7850 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093172HQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0093172HQ&linkCode=as2&tag=b0b929-20 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_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0092ML0MY&linkCode=as2&tag=b0b929-20 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-80-plus-bronze,3587-12.html
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