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Im thinking about upgrading my graphics card and power supply

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August 9, 2009 2:15:41 AM

its an acer aspire m1300 with everything stock heres the specs:

i was thinking abut putting this card and PSU into it but i need to know if its worth it :

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a b ) Power supply
August 9, 2009 2:42:08 AM

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

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

The antec EA500 is more than enough for anything you install on that PC...And you have a beefier video card.....

August 9, 2009 3:30:48 AM

could that card run l4d on med settings smoothly?
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 9, 2009 3:45:38 AM

* 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.....
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2009 3:57:22 AM

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.
August 9, 2009 4:06:14 AM

umm whats xAA?
a c 224 U Graphics card
a c 141 ) Power supply
August 9, 2009 5:43:36 AM

I wouldn't say more detail, that is misleading. AA makes your straight lines look straight(er).
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 9, 2009 5:49:14 AM


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