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I'm planning on upgrading an..

Emachines et1331g-03w

2.7ghz athlon II x2 processor
6gb ram

I'm planning on upgrading the video card and power supply in this to where i would be able to play games.

Is this a good deal(compatibility too.) or is there something better?

Gigabyte 5770 & OCZ Modxstream 700w

p.s: i'm also looking to use these in a future build.
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  1. It's a good deal.... the PSU doesn't do well if it gets too warm. 40C is the cutoff. The 600W version might be a bit better.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/03/03/ocz_modxstream_pro_700w_40c_update/

    If that's your budget then I would say OK. But don't push the PSU too hard or run it in a hot room/case.
  2. My budget is flexible up to $300 for a Video Card and Power Supply. Would that change your opinion?

    What about the same combo with a corsair 850w psu?
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    Oh yes that would change my mind.

    For $315 (note the free shipping) you could get these two

    GTX 460 (768MB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125334
    Much stronger than the 5770 and shorter as well, more likely to fit in your case.

    Antec TP-750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022&cm_re=TP-750-_-17-371-022-_-Product

    If that's too much there's the TP-650, or the EA650.
  4. Best answer selected by rockercello.
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