What psu and gpu should i buy?

I have a low end pc which i play wow fine on with medium settings, i wanna upgrade it now so im future proof for wow :P .

MY power supply says its only 218 watts o.O , and my current graphics card is an old 8500gt 256mb.

I wanna upgrade it so wow can play on high settings with low shadows .

im wanna upgrade my psu if needed and my graphics card, my budget is about £ 80.

could someone help me find a good combination ty :)
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  1. you may need to expand your budget

    also, is your current PC a mid-tower or a slim line case?

    what monitor resolution do you play at?
  2. mid tower pc , with a 22inch monitor at 1680 x 1050
  3. a solid 400w PSU from from antec, ocz, seasonic, corsair, BFG

    and an ATI 4770 or 4850 (budget) or ATI 5770 (better in the long term)

    you will most likely need to buy the PSU and then save up for the card
  4. any idea how much the total cost is ?
  5. i live in the USA, you would need to check with your local online retailers

    I am willing to bet its outside your current budget. Your current PSU really hamstrings you from upgrading your video card so I would get a solid unit that will open you up to more video card options.
  6. i saw a 9600gt video card today for £55 which is around $84 would that suffice?

    btw if you need any other pc specs just ask
  7. the 9600GT would be an upgrade from your current 8500GT, but it needs a better PSU then 218w.

    your PC has a PCI-E x 16 slot for the 8500GT?
  8. well i have this motherboard MSI (Micro Star) MS-7357 (G33M-FI) Motherboard
    dunno if it has
  9. Yes, i just checked and my current 8500gt is in the PCI-E x 16 slot
  10. you need to upgrade the PSU first

    then save up for a new card
  11. well i found a JEANTECH 405W ATX for £30 and a 9600gt for £55 which is £85
    worth it ?
  12. If you could afford to spend a little bit more this HD 4670 would be a better choice.

    HD 4670 £61.19
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173708

    And this OCZ 400 watt PSU
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152505
  13. japchap1 said:
    well i found a JEANTECH 405W ATX for £30 and a 9600gt for £55 which is £85
    worth it ?


    im not familiar with jeantech

    the 9600GT is better then the 4670 and I know it can play WoW on high with no shadows, since I owned both the card and game.
  14. The 4670 and the 9600GT are about dead even in performance they each can perform a little better in different games and what not but are basically same performance what I like about the 4670 is that it uses less power and runs cooler then the 9600GT. I never had an 9600GT but I have had a 4670 and I was able to overclock really good on a stock fan that it came with to give it a little boost that is where the card running cooler makes it better choice. But if the 6 euros breaks the budget get the 9600 either way it will be better then what you have.
  15. saaiello said:
    The 4670 and the 9600GT are about dead even in performance they each can perform a little better in different games and what not but are basically same performance what I like about the 4670 is that it uses less power and runs cooler then the 9600GT. I never had an 9600GT but I have had a 4670 and I was able to overclock really good on a stock fan that it came with to give it a little boost that is where the card running cooler makes it better choice. But if the 6 euros breaks the budget get the 9600 either way it will be better then what you have.


    do you simply post to get on people's nerves or just to embarrass yourself

    the 4670 offers 9600GS performance, the 4670 is not dead even with the 9600GT. Not a single review shows that.
    http://hothardware.com/Articles/ATI-Radeon-HD-4670-Redefining-The-Mainstream/?page=8
    http://www.techspot.com/review/134-budget-midrange-gpu-roundup/page6.html

    I see school is out and your home now, maybe you can go do your homework now kid.
  16. I said they perform about the same I am telling the OP from my personal experiences with the 4670 that it is a great card it will perform just about even with most games especially with the latest catalyst drivers that gave about all them games a boost in performance since those benchmarks were done in 2008 so stop showing old and out dated benchmarks and acting like you know something.

    And BTW i probably graduated when you was in diapers you really need to relax you are way to high strung with jumping down peoples throats and insulting people. Go play your little games while real people do actual work on computers.
  17. saaiello said:
    I said they perform about the same I am telling the OP from my personal experiences with the 4670 that it is a great card it will perform just about even with most games especially with the latest catalyst drivers that gave about all them games a boost in performance since those benchmarks were done in 2008 so stop showing old and out dated benchmarks and acting like you know something.

    And BTW i probably graduated when you was in diapers you really need to relax you are way to high strung with jumping down peoples throats and insulting people. Go play your little games while real people do actual work on computers.


    1) you said "The 4670 and the 9600GT are dead even in performance" not they perform about the same. You then went back to add "about" so you would not look like a fool.
    2) I did not realize the 4670 get better with age while Nvidia simply refuses to ever update their drivers for better performance.
    3) I owned both the 4670 and 9600GT and played WoW with both cards, so I know which one actually performs better in the game instead of talking out of my ass like you do.
    4) no one buys your "im mature act", so its not insulting if I state the truth that you are a school kid.
  18. Keep telling yourself whatever you need to make yourself feel better about yourself if it makes you feel better to be a complete idiot by all means enjoy.

    This is the last time I am ever responding to you with your "immature" attitude have a nice life.
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