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August 13, 2010 2:14:32 AM

Greetings, I recently decided on upgrading(buying)a graphics card for Gaming. So I've check around and thought about buying a HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 nut i wasn't sure if my pc was compatible for it.
~~Specs~~
~WINDOWS XP
~ACER ASPIRE T180 UD400B
~Previous Video card: None
~Slot: Pci-e
~PSU: 650W
~AMD ATHLON(tm) 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.21ghz
~Ram: 1.50gb
~Hard drive: 250gb
~View Panel VE170b 17" LCD Monitor with 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz Max Resolution.

I know its not the greatest pc for gaming and I've probably got other things to upgrade but i would like to play modern games with it. (Modern warfare 2, Dawn of war 2 ect.)
But if my intended graphics card is not compatible, can you plz tell me another possible choice($100-$200 budget).
Thank you
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August 13, 2010 2:28:28 AM

HD 5770 is a bit overkill for 1280*1024, it should even get 30fps in Crysis.
Look for a HD5670 for the games you want play, maybe even the HD4670.

However, with $200 you should still have $60 back after the 5770, get a full 4GB of RAM and even maybe a better CPU.

Though if you can wait, this card is a steal for the money and your PSU should run it fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2010 2:46:51 AM

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HD 5770 is a bit overkill for 1280*1024, it should even get 30fps in Crysis.


I thought so.I did wanna over kill just a little though.

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However, with $200 you should still have $60 back after the 5770, get a full 4GB of RAM and even maybe a better CPU.


Well i have bought a 650w psu for $99 but returing it for same thing, just $37 cheaper on amazon. so i would have about $157 which would including shipping.

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Though if you can wait, this card is a steal for the money and your PSU should run it fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Just throwing it out there but, is that card better than the 9500gt?
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a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 2:49:10 AM

casadilla said:
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HD 5770 is a bit overkill for 1280*1024, it should even get 30fps in Crysis.


I thought so.I did wanna over kill just a little though.

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However, with $200 you should still have $60 back after the 5770, get a full 4GB of RAM and even maybe a better CPU.


Well i have bought a 650w psu for $99 but returing it for same thing, just $37 cheaper on amazon. so i would have about $157 which would including shipping.

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Though if you can wait, this card is a steal for the money and your PSU should run it fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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Just throwing it out there but, is that card better than the 9500gt?


The 4850 is worlds better than the 9500GT, its actually merely a ~10-15% behind the HD 5770.
Which 650W did you get by the way?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 3:23:10 AM

get at least the 5770, that is not overkill at all. At least you will have some kind of future proof card.
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August 13, 2010 11:24:24 AM

My question was, where you trying to get parts to eventually use in an upgraded/new system? If not, then it would be overkill. If you thinking about upgrading the motherboard/cpu later then I can see getting a more powerful video card and power supply as it can be utilized better in the months ahead with your new hardware.

If not, then with your current hardware to match up better performance wise with what you currently have I would go with this:

This is like most 5oo watt psus from other brands:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After rebates you are only set back 85.00 bucks total and you can keep your current system as a nice back up to your new system you may want to build from scratch later.

Its just a thought. But if you had rather upgrade your current system and part it out as you go then the first suggestion is the way to go. I like having backup systems in other areas of the house to share to keep people off mine! Lol.
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August 13, 2010 8:51:26 PM

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2197589,7,135470 said:
My question was, where you trying to get parts to eventually use in an upgraded/new system? If not, then it would be overkill. If you thinking about upgrading the motherboard/cpu later then I can see getting a more powerful video card and power supply as it can be utilized better in the months ahead with your new hardware.
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Yes, i will prob buy a new system later on, but i was also thinking about just upgrading alot of the other parts so i can put them all in another skin later.
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