Graphics card compatiblity

I was upgrading a relatives computer which got me thinking to upgrade one of mine. It is pentium D 3.2 935 prescott on a gigabyte 965p-s3 board with an apevia 500w psu with 1 6pin pci-e connector. I was thinking switching the video card to a ati 5770? Any problems with that or better recommendations, I would sincerely appreciate some opinions. Thanks!
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  1. Okay, u might be okay with HD 5770, because above that card your CPU will bottlenecking the card itself...
    What is your monitor resolution?
  2. No monitor for it yet, but I might bring a 1680x1050 22'' for it. I may upgrade to core 2 quad a little later the mobo supports it but I definitley am not looking to change everything out.
  3. okay, for just 22" then HD 5770 will more than enough... :)
  4. Thanks!
  5. Yah...
  6. umm, before that, can u show us the link for your PSU?
    Just to make sure whether it will suffice for 5770... :)

    Your mobo 965P-S3 right?
    So if i'm not wrong, the max CPU u can get is quad core Q6600.
  7. I attached the gigabyte website where it says i can go pretty high up the quad core ladder. The newegg site where I bought it two years ago is still there attached below.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027&cm_re=apevia_500w-_-17-148-027-_-Product

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2321&ver=
  8. yeah, u can upgrade to Core™ 2 Extreme QX6800 or Core™ 2 Quad Q6700 maximum. :)
    But u must get the second-hand one, since they aren't sell anymore on the market...

    About your PSU, i think it's an acceptable PSU, so go for that card(HD 5770).
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