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November 9, 2013 4:55:16 PM

Hello Everyone I would like some assistance with my Acer Aspire M3450 if possible. Here is a Link To CNET for my PC specs http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/acer-aspire-m3450-ur30... I recently Upgraded My Radeon HD 4250 to a MSI ATI Radeon HD 5570 at first I was beyond happy with my first Graphics card upgrade and being able to play most of my games with no lag and with high to medium settings, But now some of the newer games require a better Card But I have no Idea what I can put in my Computer or would it even fit in it. I already know I have to upgrade my Power supply to get a better graphics card to run. My Budget is around $250-300. If anyone can or would help me with this I'd really appreciate it.

No Nividia cards if possible please Had a bad experience with one back in the days.

Games I would like to Play in High Settings
Vindictus,WarFrame,Saints Row 3 and Upcoming game Extraction FPS game.

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November 9, 2013 5:04:55 PM

with that cpu you could go as high as a 270x. i wouldnt recommend you go much higher due to bottlenecking starts to creep in because the cpu is considered entry level. of course you will need a beefy psu in the region of 600w (preferably a decent make) coz 300w isnt gonna cut it.
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November 9, 2013 7:25:23 PM

To ShadowVoid, is a CPU upgrade 100% necessary to use the recommend graphic card and PSU ? and the card looks huge will it really fit ?

To HEXIT, When you say (with that cpu you could go as high as a 270x. i wouldnt recommend you go much higher due to bottlenecking starts to creep in because the cpu is considered entry level) Are you saying that I don't need to change my current CPU that is inside my PC right now ?

Also is ASUS R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 my only option ? just curious.
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November 10, 2013 6:10:53 AM

SleepyDoughBoI said:
To ShadowVoid, is a CPU upgrade 100% necessary to use the recommend graphic card and PSU ? and the card looks huge will it really fit ?

To HEXIT, When you say (with that cpu you could go as high as a 270x. i wouldnt recommend you go much higher due to bottlenecking starts to creep in because the cpu is considered entry level) Are you saying that I don't need to change my current CPU that is inside my PC right now ?

Also is ASUS R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 my only option ? just curious.


Yeh, you'll probably need a better case too to fit high end graphics cards. There might be small but good graphics cards out there, like the AMD 7770 GHz Edition, but that's all I know of. You'll also need a better power supply, at least upgrade by 200 watts. With that graphics card, you should be OK with your current processor, although you can spend the rest of your budget for a new one. Up to you!
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November 10, 2013 7:43:37 AM

the cpu is fine for now but you gotta remember its only the equivalent of an intel i3 dual core, so while it will be ok for basic gaming. if you decide you want to play something more involved like bf4 then switching up to a 8320 at the least will be essential. not entirely necessary yet but as this year rolls into next more games will appear that are better threaded for 4 or more cores. so having more by the middle of next year will likely be a recommended requirement.
currently, regardless of your gfx ability games like bf4, bf3, crysis 3, wow all struggle on the 4100, but if you play cod or starcraft 2 it will do it happily.
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November 10, 2013 6:17:50 PM

To Shadowsvoid and Hexit. Thank you for the replies, I guess I will go for the 7770 Editions for now since it looks smaller ahahaha. I will eventually upgrade the Case/Cpu/and install the ASUS R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 in the future or just hand it down to my nephew. The PSU link Shadowviod gave me I plan to buy right away but is it good ? I heard good and bad reviews on the psu brand so I'm A little nervous about that part. What brand of Radeon hd 7770 would you two recommend to purchased from ? like from Asus.Msi,etc. a link would be nice and what kind of CPU would you two recommend on purchasing that would work on my mother board ?
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November 10, 2013 11:46:36 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... both perty much as good as they get for the money.
saying as your going for the 7770 a 550w unit is all you will need. there both good enough to power pretty much any size single card system.
after looking at the link you gave your gonna be looking at a new motherboard if you want to upgrade the cpu as the motherboard looks not to support anything over 95w (the 8350 is a 125w part)
so thats you basically buying a new system... so get the 7770 and see how it perfoms. then decide if you want another cpu.
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November 12, 2013 10:05:13 PM

Thanks for the Psu links Hexit can you recommend a 7770 type as well ? like the Asus 7770 or the msi 7770 and so on ? which one would you pick if it was you ?
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