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August 22, 2010 3:43:29 AM

I am looking for advice on upgrading the video card and PSU on my current PC, an ACER Aspire M3800, in order to play Final Fantasy XIV. Currently, I am considering either an 460 GTX or HD 5770 for the graphics card, but would like opinions on which would be better, or possibly any other suggestions. Price will be an important factor, as my budget is pretty tight. I am willing to do up to $300, but as low as possible would be ideal. Also, I'd like to know what sort of PSU I would need to get along with the video card, if necessary.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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August 22, 2010 3:55:59 AM

What resolution do you play at? The best value in your price range would be a 1GB GTX 460, it will do significantly better than a 5770 but it comes in about $80 more expensive. Since your board only has a single PCI-E 16x slot SLI is out of the picture so a good 500-550W unit will suffice. You can get a Seasonic S12II 520W for $60 from newegg right now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 22, 2010 4:52:23 AM

hunter315 said:
What resolution do you play at? The best value in your price range would be a 1GB GTX 460, it will do significantly better than a 5770 but it comes in about $80 more expensive. Since your board only has a single PCI-E 16x slot SLI is out of the picture so a good 500-550W unit will suffice. You can get a Seasonic S12II 520W for $60 from newegg right now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'm not picky about resolution and usually just play at whatever setting runs best. Thanks a lot for your suggestions, but I forgot to mention I'm in Canada. Would this PSU from Newegg.ca be a suitable alternative? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Also, how does this card look? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thanks again.
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August 22, 2010 4:03:12 PM

kg135 said:
I'm not picky about resolution and usually just play at whatever setting runs best. Thanks a lot for your suggestions, but I forgot to mention I'm in Canada. Would this PSU from Newegg.ca be a suitable alternative? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Also, how does this card look? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thanks again.



We're asking the maximum resolution of your current monitor. Popular LCD resolutions are 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x900, 1680x1050, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, 1920x1200. Unless you have a large (>23" diagonal) monitor, you're probably in the first 4 resolutions.

that power supply is fine, but the GPU is not. the GTX465 is roughly matched in performance by the GTX460, which is less expensive. This is $229 versus $279 for the 465.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

the Powe Supply is a top choice PSU. great supply.
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