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Question about GPU, please assist!

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September 22, 2010 4:06:51 AM

Hello,

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.

Thanks!

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a c 363 U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 4:42:12 AM

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)

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


XFX HD 5770 $125 after a $20 mail-in rebate + Free shipping = $125

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

Total Cost = $195
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 5:19:24 AM

What resolution do you play at?
The rest: see jaguarskx post above... :) 
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September 22, 2010 11:41:06 AM

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.
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September 22, 2010 11:42:18 AM

Oh, my computer has a fresh intall of windows 7 64 bit. How's the Nvidia Geforce 250 GTS compared the 5770?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 12:01:27 PM

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... :) 
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2010 3:19:50 AM

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.
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