Im thinking about upgrading my graphics card and power supply

its an acer aspire m1300 with everything stock heres the specs: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-M3100-UD5200A-Desktop-Processor-Premium/dp/B000Y9Q3IK

i was thinking abut putting this card and PSU into it but i need to know if its worth it : http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.228691
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  1. You don't need to spend 100.00$ on a PSU for that particular computer... Unless you HAVE to go modular....

    Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

    and this :

    SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102829

    The antec EA500 is more than enough for anything you install on that PC...And you have a beefier video card.....
  2. could that card run l4d on med settings smoothly?
  3. * OS: Windows XP, Vista, Vista64
    * CPU: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    * RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
    * Disc drive: DVD-ROM Drive
    * Hard drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
    * Video: Direct X 9 compatible video card -- Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for pixel shader 2.0 (ATI 9600 or high. Or, Nvidia 6600 or higher)
    * Sound: Direct X9.0c compatible sound card

    My guess is yes... as long as you don't use xAA

    And make sure you have enough Ram.....
  4. Just about everything can run l4d on med setings. it is not that graphicly intense.

    But i would get a 4850 or 4770 for the GPU just to future proof.
  5. umm whats xAA?
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121320

    Here is a much better video card. Yet another 9600GSO. 512MBs of ram, DDR3 memory, and 96SP. Costs about the same as that 4650 (with slow DDR2), but $20 cheaper after rebate.

    The Antec EA500 is a great PSU, but check around before you buy. $75 is a bit steep.

    Edit: OMG, here. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Anti+aliasing
  7. Anti Aliasing....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-aliasing

    Basically if you use it, you will have more detail but it lowers your performance....
  8. I wouldn't say more detail, that is misleading. AA makes your straight lines look straight(er).
  9. Whatever.....

    He has the link to the full definition, just in case he doesn't understand....
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