I have a Intel Pentium E5200 @ 2.50 GHz. 4GB RAM DDR3. I am looking to upgrade my graphic to something strong enough to play games like Modern Warfare 2 at Medium to high settings, maybe higher.
My budget is 150-200 USD. My PSU is 280 W so obviously I will be buying a new PSU as well.
Could you guys recommend a good graphic card as well as a PSU. I don't want the card to fry my computer. Any response will be appreciated since this time I don't want to rush into buying something I would regret.
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Seasonic S12 520w PSU; basically the premier manufacturer of PSUs $60 + $10 shipping = $70 Total (I use Seasonic PSUs exclusively. I also only recommend PSUs built by Seasonic for the following brand names: Corsair, Antec PC Power & Cooling and XFX)
1650x1050 resolution. I'm just scared of the HD 5770 messing up on the intel since alot of reviews have it giving them the blue screen and such. Will I be fine? 2.50GHz should be enough right? I don't know much about overclocking and such but will ask a friend to do it.
Oh, my computer has a fresh intall of windows 7 64 bit. How's the Nvidia Geforce 250 GTS compared the 5770?
Yes, GTS250 is good for your resolution, it can play most of games with med/high setting... But, HD5770 is much faster than GTS 250. I would say get that HD5770 if you can, don't worry too much about AMD cards, each card have their own problem...
See following review of the H 5770. The GTS 250 is not part of the review, however it either equals or exceeds the performance of the the GTS 260 in nearly all benchmarks.
Intel + Radeon GPUs is fine, in fact you'll see many people (everyone in this thread, in fact) Has at least one Intel + Radeon, and obviously isn't having endless problems. Just go with whatever performs best in your budget.