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January 17, 2010 12:27:59 PM

okay so i want to upgrade my graphics card and PSU. i've pretty much decided its gonna be a corsair TX 650W and was hoping to go for a 5770
my budget is about £200 (+/- £30). i want to wait a while before emptying my pockets completely for a graphics card so 5770 isn't my definate choice. just wanted to know what people thought of these choices and if there were any major issues i should be aware of. Also, can someone explain what is the difference between all of the graphics card manufacturers (i.e sapphire, HIS, MSI etc)? do they tweak performance/ alter cooling, and how do i choose between them? thanks for any help

Sapphire TOXIC HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 (6 pin power connection)
OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 Reaper Memory HPC Edition Dual Channel
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G Socket AM2+ onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard (2x2 and 24 pin power connection)
AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz Black Edition Socket AM2+ 125W 4MB L2 Cache (512KBx4)
Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* (SATA power connection)
Scythe SCZP-1000 Zipang Quiet Socket 478/775/754/939/940/AM2 with 140mm Fan Processor Cooler
LG GSA-H55LBL 20X DVD±RW/DL/Ram LightScribe Black Bare Drive (4 pin power connection)
XION Solaris Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case (which has 2 fans that connect directly to 4 pin power cables)

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January 17, 2010 12:58:07 PM

That is a nice PSU

The GPU is OK depending on your monitors rez, as for the manufacture of GPU its like a car ford VW GM etc look for one that give you the card for a good price with a good warranty.

Some of the company's i would buy from are XFX Sapphire EVGA Diamond
January 17, 2010 1:02:22 PM

monitor is a Samsung T200HD 1680x1050
im currently running a HDMI cable from the computer to monitor
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January 17, 2010 1:02:42 PM

A really good choice for the PSU & GPU
But if you can save a little more money you can get the XFX 5850
for the double life warranty
Good luck...
January 17, 2010 1:04:41 PM

okay thanks a lot for all your help guys :)