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Upgrade Suggestion ACER-AM1201

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February 13, 2010 11:59:50 PM

Hi, I'm having an ACER with:
- AMD Phenom X3 8550 2.2GHz Triple Core
- 3GB RAM
- Crappy Radeon 2100
- 240W Power Supply
- Mainboard Acer RS740DVF

I need some suggestion on how to upgrade graphic card and power supply. I just want to play games at 1600x900 with high detail. Budget: as cheap as possible :D 
I'm thinking of getting a 9800GT but know nothing about a good power supply and if it does fully utilize the CPU or not.
Thank you very much!
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 12:13:49 AM

You'll needa new CPU. What's your budget? You can get a very good graphics card + PSU for $180.
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February 14, 2010 12:44:22 AM

My budget is below $200 so a new CPU wouldn't be possible. The HD 4850 sounds like a good deal. Will my current CPU bottleneck that card?
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a b ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 2:56:41 AM

I think I might have posted that in the wrong thread..your CPU is alright...

The HD4850 is just fine. Of course, if you can shell out another $20 for the HD5750, that would be so much better.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
February 14, 2010 3:31:29 AM

shadow187 said:
Of course, if you can shell out another $20 for the HD5750, that would be so much better.

More like $35. It's not really worth it imo. If you are going to spend that much I'd get the $130 HD5770 512mb on newegg right now.
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February 14, 2010 5:12:35 AM

I think i will get a 4850 and save the rest for a good power supply. Can you name me a few good brands for PSU? Thanks so much!
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February 14, 2010 5:27:23 AM

corsair, pc power & cooling, seasonic, antec.
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