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February 27, 2011 6:34:22 PM

I have a custom built computer.
Specs

Core i3 530
Asrock H55m-ge r2.0
4GB DDR3 1600mhz


I am trying to run COD4 using Intel HD Graphics it runs but is a bit laggy. I have a budget of about £90 but I don't want to pay for something that may be to much.

What graphics card would you recommend and how many watt power supply may I need to upgrade to?

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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 6:38:25 PM

what monitor resolution you got and what is your current PSU?
February 27, 2011 6:43:38 PM

1366 x 768 and not sure cit 450w I think but ill upgrade if need be.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 6:45:07 PM

for that resolution and PSU i recommend a ATI 5670, should run COD4 maxed easily.
February 27, 2011 6:47:46 PM

I also plan to run Black ops & MW2 in the future will it run on the ATI 5670
February 27, 2011 6:49:15 PM

also would I need 512mb or 1GB version of the card
February 27, 2011 6:55:49 PM

I need VGA my monitor is VGA only
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 6:56:19 PM

the card comes with a DVI to VGA adapter, so no problems there.
February 27, 2011 6:58:36 PM

All I know about my PSU it is cit 450w and I will just upgrade if I need to.
February 27, 2011 6:59:21 PM

Is it a analogue DVI not DVI-D sorry for asking not reading.
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 7:03:05 PM

hmm, generally a 450w should handle the 5770 but i have no idea if that PSU of yours is good or crappy one :S
February 27, 2011 7:06:58 PM

I hate to admit but it will be crappy one
February 27, 2011 7:07:37 PM

I would prefer to upgrade to a better Brand and a better PSU altogether.
February 27, 2011 7:10:27 PM

I did some research and the case and PSU cost £22 so it will be crappy.

PS: I didnt make the computer I just bought it
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 7:11:17 PM

ok, well how much do you have to spend on a PSU and graphics card together?
February 27, 2011 7:14:01 PM

Well Graphics ill go with the HD 5770 or HD 5670 and £50 for PSU enough for a decent one I get maybe £60 for a quieter version?
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 7:22:02 PM

shayparker said:
Someone said buy http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240998 What do you think?


i think 430W is pretty weak, get that 500W, then you can run a better GPU in the future too.
February 27, 2011 7:23:48 PM

Oh soory you have already covered that I didnt refresh
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 7:24:24 PM

it could probably run it but you would be on the edge, i would play safe and go with the 500W.
February 27, 2011 7:28:08 PM

Yeah I will go with the Corsair Builder Series CX 500W ATX Power Supply
& HD 5770
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 7:30:57 PM

awesome, it will be a really good upgrade from the intels IGP lol, most games will probably run on high settings.
February 27, 2011 7:32:06 PM

Thanks a lot for your help. I cant wait to play COD4 with the 5770
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 7:35:00 PM

no problem, happy gaming ;) 
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