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Dell Vostro 220 graphics card help

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March 11, 2010 11:03:58 PM

, I recently bought a business computer from dell, and it has 2 PCI-E slots. I am Wondering if a ATI HD5770 would be a good choice to make it a gaming computer? It already has 3036Mb Memory, 240Gb HDD and a Intel Dual Core processor. Would this be the ideal graphics card to buy? I'm on a budget of £150


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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:13:29 PM

The Vostro is a small tower, which should fit the card tell me the mobe, the specific intel processor and the PSU rating.
March 11, 2010 11:33:29 PM

I just put a 5770 in the Vostro 400, which I believe, is very close to the same case. It was a tight fit but wow, this card absolutely destroys the games! BF Bad Company 2 @ 1920x1200 and High settings is absolutely stunning. My 3DMark06 went from low 2000s to 10800.
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:38:27 PM

I'm asking for the power brick with the sticker with a lot of wires going out of it, it's plugged into the AC cable connected to the wall. Also I need specific specs to give an opinion. Dell isn't known to provide PSUs designed to take on a mid-range card like the 5770. Otherwise with your budget may I suggest a CPU upgrade?
March 12, 2010 8:37:08 PM

I have a built-in Intel graphics card, don't know how much memory it has, but i know it isn't what i need. i Know i need a PSU, but i cannot afford a graphics card and a processor upgrade. im only 15!! i have only £150 to spare. any ideas?

im currently looking at these two graphics cards:

I know processors cost a lot of money, and im going for the little things first, then the big. ill give you my whole computer specs now...

... Here:

Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Hard Drive: 240 GB (upgrade to 1Tb soon)
Video Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset
Monitor: Dell E1709W
Sound Card: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Speakers/Headphones: Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Keyboard: USB Root Hub
Mouse: USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.091207-1941)
Motherboard: Standard
Computer Case: 17" Laptop Case
March 12, 2010 8:59:01 PM

the PSU is 305W
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2010 12:03:11 AM

Um I'm not sure what you mean by laptop case as it is a PC. Anyway 305W is small, so no 5770 for you. I would recommend either a 5570 or a 5670 instead. Though they are a little pricey they are more power efficient and support DX11, Eyefinity, and PCI-e 2.1. Anyway truth be told I'm 16 and can't buy online with no credit card anyway. Here are two articles to help.,2533...,2552...
March 13, 2010 9:17:17 AM

I got the specs from X-Fire, thats probably why. but im looking at a 500W PSU. is that ok, or is it too much?
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2010 11:57:50 AM

That is adequete, go for it, but get it from a name brand. If you don't you might find it pooping out on your the day the warrenty ends or sooner. When you mean X-fire are you saying Crossfire, then no your 500W can't handle it.
March 14, 2010 9:10:38 PM

it's a gaming messenger, which tells you what rig you have, but which brands are good for PSU's? It's my first custom gamng computer