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Radeon hd 4770 question

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 3, 2010 2:30:55 PM

Just have a few questions.
To start with my system specs.

Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz
5GB DDR2 ram
64bit Vista
300W power supply.

Hope that's all ya need.

Anyway, I've been trying to find a decent video card for around $100 or less to upgrade my integrated chipset. Will the HD 4770 be a good choice? or is there a better choice for my price range? I'm going to probably start playing WoW again, well basically any RTS or RPG games.

And I know I'll more than likely need to upgrade my power supply too, so what are some good decently priced ones?

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a c 1323 U Graphics card
a c 675 ) Power supply
June 3, 2010 2:36:57 PM

The power supply is on the low side for the HD4770, this would be a good choice for a new PSU
Hd4670, Hd5570 and Hd5670 should all run on your PSU though and are all a big upgrade from your integrated and plenty for WOW.
June 3, 2010 3:51:22 PM

Thanks for the fast reply.
Out of the cards listed, which one would you recommend?
Thinking of going with thispower supply
and I like this HD4770 and HD5670

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a c 1323 U Graphics card
a c 675 ) Power supply
June 3, 2010 4:28:52 PM

The HD4770 has more performance but the HD5670 would run on a 300watt psu and is newer tech although it can be disputed whether it is powerful enough to utilize it. They are both great cards. HEC is an OK PSU not the best but not bad.
June 3, 2010 6:50:58 PM

Thanks for the help.
I've decided to go with the 4770 after looking at several benchmark tests/comparison charts with other cards.
Now I just need to figure out what power supply I will need. And I'm at a complete loss as to what a good one is.
I know you said this one is a good choice, but the 4770 says it requires a 450W power supply. Will the 400W be enough?

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a c 1323 U Graphics card
a c 675 ) Power supply
June 4, 2010 12:10:13 PM

That corsair 400watt is better than many 450 watt units. I recommended it because of the MIR bringing the price down to $30 (great price for a quality product) and it is plenty for a HD4770 (manufacturers req is based on cheap generic units). The most recommended PSU manufacturers here are Corsair, Antec and Seasonic and it is hard to go wrong with any of their products.
June 4, 2010 2:30:55 PM

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