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Is it worth upgrading to Radeon HD 4850?

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September 3, 2010 1:39:51 PM

Hello. I'm looking at buying a new graphics card, since I just fried my old 8600gt, but I'm wondering if it is even worth upgrading this computer. Here are my specs.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

My problem is only 250w power supply.. and everything else really lol. Since I don't have Pcie 2.0 will it make much difference?

I was looking at getting the Radeon HD 4850.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

With this psu, since I'm going cheap..
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Any suggestions would be grealtly appreciated.

Just trying to meet these minimum requirements.

Operating System Windows XP SP3 1, Windows Vista 32bit SP2 / 64bit 2 SP2, or Windows 7 32bit / 64bit 2
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo (2.0Ghz) or higher, or AMD Athlon X2 (2.0Ghz) or higher
RAM Windows XP: 1.5GB or more, or Windows Vista/7: 2GB or more
HDD/SDD Space Installation: 15GB or more ; Download: Space on the hard drive where My Documents is located should be 6GB or more
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9600 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more, or ATI Radeon 2900 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more
Sound Card DirectSound compatible sound card (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
Internet Connection Broadband internet connection or higher
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit
DirectX DirectX 9.0c
Others Mouse, Keyboard, and/or Gamepad
a c 201 U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 2:03:05 PM

Part of the reason that PSU is so cheap is because BFG no longer exists, you do not get warranty support from a company in liquidation so if it shows up DOA or dies any time you have yourself a brick.

I would suggest this unit instead, its $10 more after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 3, 2010 8:03:13 PM

Thanks alot for the replies! I will be going with both suggestions. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Just need keep this comp going a lil longer. I plan on a custom build around black friday :D .
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