Do you have a preferred website you would order from? I am not sure what an ATI 5670 runs in your area, but that is probably the most you could install without upgrading your power supply, which is 300W stock.
Your card is simple to replace, you would just remove the old card and install the new one. Neither has an additional power connector to mess with. You would want to download the latest Drivers from ATI's website and that would be it.
March 18, 2010 6:06:06 PM
No real preference on website or anything, never brought internal stuff for my pc before bay RAM.
This the right card? when i put the name into froogle i noticed a 1Gb version and a 512 version, would i be able to support the 1GB? Cause i'm guessing thats gonna be a better one.
I wouldn't mind changing over the PSU if it was going to make a big difference, just a case of if it's worth it or not. If i get a new card and see a big difference i am happy not to but if it's a case that i need to replace both to see a big difference i'm happy to.
These two will be by far your best upgrade if you are looking to replace your PSU, it even comes in right under your £160 limit. You won't do much better than that. The power supply is easy. You just have to unplug the current power supply and remember where everything needs a plug, maybe write it down. Then unscrew and remove. Then install the new unit and plug the proper plugs back in. The 4870 will get (2) 6 pin plugs, which that power supply has. ANd then maybe some zip ties and make it all nice and neat inside. Nothing worst than bad airflow because of messy cables.
*This combo deal is only good for usa
Its a combo deal at newegg, so it only is good for America. If someone was looking to do the same thing as the op its a good deal on a semi-powerful card.
ocz 600 psu
2 rebates of 40 dollars making purchase 154.00-40=104.00
KNOCK another 8 bucks of with 10% off code. oczvp10 ~works tested. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
The 4770 uses 40nm tech,
Forty is the New Deadly. http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/HD%...
used in the new 5 series giving almost as good power
numbers ,low heat, as the 5 series(not quite).
If you are going to game a bit, I would recommend being adventurous and upgrade the PSU and video card to something better. The 5670 is a good card, but for the cost it is alot compared to the 4870 which is a true gaming card. If you want a comparison, look at this page and flip through the next several pages. It is a review on the 5670 but also includes the 4870 in the graphs. You can see it isn't even in the same league.