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Upgrading from my GT230

I have a 450w power supply and I'm looking to spend only about $160, I prefer nvidia, but I am open to the thought of going with ATI, this will be my first gfx card upgrade ever so any tips?
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  1. Best answer
    An HD5770 is the best card for your PSU and budget.
  2. Another vote for HD 5770
  3. +2 5770
  4. Go for 5770
    It performs great at 1920x1600


    GOOD LUCk
  5. ^+4
    :)
    HD 5770
  6. so I take it the 5770, is a good card? I found this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150465

    but my only concern is that my computer case is a little tight

    http://computershopper.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/media/images/acer-aspire-m5800-inside/284083-1-eng-US/acer-aspire-m5800-inside_maxwidth.jpg

    I will get rid of the modem and the wifi card so there is more room, but will I run into any other problems?
  7. Npa189 said:
    so I take it the 5770, is a good card? I found this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150465

    but my only concern is that my computer case is a little tight

    http://computershopper.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/media/images/acer-aspire-m5800-inside/284083-1-eng-US/acer-aspire-m5800-inside_maxwidth.jpg

    I will get rid of the modem and the wifi card so there is more room, but will I run into any other problems?

    The card isn't that big(8-8.5"), I think it should fit fine.
    The card will cover one of your PCI slots but the other should be ok so you can keep the Wifi card. Who uses a modem any more anyway?
    What kind of CPU is in that thing?
  8. its a core 2 quad 9400, and 8gb of DDR3 :) its a really great system for $800, im just looking for a little more oomph in the gfx department.
  9. Yeah, get the HD5770. If your resolution is under 1680x1050 you may want to consider saving some money on a cheaper card however.
  10. what about this card?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161317

    it a 1x height card which would be nice for me since I'd have to pry out the metal covering for a 2x card, and I only use HDMI anyway, and does my computer have an extra 6 pin power connector? my current card doesn't have one and i wasn't sure what i was looking for when i took out my modem and wireless card today, is it that extra white plug up by the cpu fan? again, I'm a total noob at this new stuff, (my last computer had a fx5200!)
  11. Taking off the metal slot cover is not hard so I wouldn't make that a deciding factor but it looks to be the best price on newegg anyway so I guess you might as well.
    The cards usually come with a 4 pin to 6 pin converter if your PSU doesn't have one. It should be easily spottable in the pix on newegg and that card has one.
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