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Processor Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor1 (2.66GHz Quad-Core w/ Intel® Hyper-Threading & Turbo Speed Technology)

Operating System Windows 7

Memory 3072MB DDR3 1066MHz Three Channel Memory (3-1024MB modules)

Hard Drive 750GB 7200rpm Serial ATA II/300 hard drive with 16MB Cache5

Video ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 with 512MB

Audio 8-Channel (7.1) HD Audio

Available Expansion Slots Available: 1 - PCI-E x16, 1 - PCI-E x4 & 0 - PCI x1

Backup Media Cyberlink® Power 2 Go

Dimensions (Box) 11.7" (H) x 20" (W) x 24" (D) or 297mm (H) x 508mm (W) x 610mm (D)

Dimensions (System) 18" (H) x 11.7" (W) x 7.5" (D) or 465mm (H) x 297mm (W) x 191mm (D)

External Ports (8) USB 2.0 ports (2 Front, 6 Rear), 2-IEEE 1394a Ports (1 Front, 1 Rear), 2- eSATA Port, (2) PS/2 Ports

Media Card Reader Gateway® 15-in-1 media card reader with copy button

Memory Capacity Expandable to 16GB (6 Slots Total, 3 Slots Available)

Modem 56k ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)

Motherboard Systemboard with Intel® X58 Chipset

Network Intel® 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)

Optical Drive 18X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash™ Technology

Power Supply 500W Power Supply

plus a blu-ray drive....

I want to go to a 1gb graphics card, with only 500W power supply...anybody have any suggestions???
p.s. without killing my wallet
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  1. Sell the HD4850 and get an HD5770 or HD5850. The HD5770 wont be a huge upgrade but it is DX11 and 1gb. It also should be pretty cheap after selling your other card. The HD5850 will be a very nice upgrade but is also quite expensive. With the x4 2nd pci-e slot you may want to avoid crossfire in the future so that would lean me towards the HD5850 for an upgrade that will last.
  2. HD 5850 will be a good upgrade considering that rest of your system is so good and high end.

    Make sure your 500W PSU is a high quality PSU.
  3. The HD5850 actually uses slightly less power than his current HD4850 so the PSU should be fine.
  4. yea dude!!!!
    1 GB means u hav good budget.So u can buy GTS 250,HD 5770,GTS 285 also.
    it seems that u have good confi. so u can also use crossfire technology.
  5. http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668210.php

    thats the computer there...
    maybe i will go cossfire...definitely needing a better power supply...

    thanks guys
  6. Yes you would need a better PSU to crossfire but with your second slot being x4 the advantage of a second card would be quite limited.
    If your current PSU is running an HD4850 fine then your PSU doesn't really need to be replaced.
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