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Confused on upgrading my graphics card

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May 12, 2010 6:06:31 PM

Hello, I currently have a 2.4ghz quad core, 4gb of ram, and a 350w psu I was wondering first would it be worth upgrading my graphics to play MMOs such as are of conan and WoW or build a entire new system. And if it is worth it do I have many options without spending alot on a new psu.
May 12, 2010 6:08:17 PM

Also does anyone know anything about using a dedicated psu for a graphics card and would that be a cheaper option.
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May 12, 2010 7:34:47 PM

Do as jerreece said above...
We need more detail... :) 
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May 12, 2010 10:22:42 PM

jerreece said:
Need More Information:

1) CPU Type/Model
2) PSU Brand, Age, Etc
3) Current Graphics Card if any
4) Motherboard Model may also help in overall suggestions.
5) Budget?
6) Monitor Resolution you play at?

Good Resource:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285819-33-advice-choo...

I have integrated graphics currently, I'm not sure of the brand of psu its in a Dell inspiron 530 the processor is Intel core 2 quad q 6600 and i play at 1600x1200 and budget is very flexible if its for something that will last 200+ and I would prefer from newegg
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May 12, 2010 11:12:41 PM

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Get a HD5770/50, should work on your PSU and the performance is about the best you're going yo get with out over-stressing the PSU too much.


Is there a certain one I should buy because from what I saw on new egg they require 450w.
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May 12, 2010 11:30:25 PM

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All manufacturer's suggestion is a little overrated, They should run fine on you PSU.
But just be sure, providing the Specs of your PSU, (Usually a sticker on the side) would be wonderful.


Somewhat hard to read due to Chinese writing all over it however Max power 350w The combine Power on +12VA & +12VB total 300w max. If that makes any senses whatsoever also thanks a lot for everyone's help.
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May 13, 2010 12:02:38 AM

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Youll be perfectly fine with a 5770, you even have some breathing room to spare.


Alright thanks a lot of your help.
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May 13, 2010 12:04:18 AM

Best answer selected by Yumyumrocks.
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