Upgrading my pc

Hi guys,
So last month i bought a new pc,
with these specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5570 , -2048 Mb
Motherboard: MSI, 2A9C, 1.0,
Power supply: Max 460w

But I don't like my graphics card, it can barely play CoD4 on a 1980x1020 resolution.
And i can't even play battlefield bad company 2 on ultra or high...
And battlefield 3 and modern warfare 3 is coming out i would like to play them with reasonable frames, not 20...

So i'm thinking, all i need is a better graphics card,
But i have no idea which, also if i get a better card most likely i will need to get a new power supply right ?
16 answers Last reply
More about upgrading
  1. For my psu i was thinking either:
    1) Antec High Current Gamer HCG-750 = 750w
    or
    2)Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 = 620w

    Well I think ill just buy a new one,
    1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
    or
    2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565

    thx for the fast reply
  2. Hey bro, this would do the trick

    A 430 watts would easily power up a 6870 machine but it would be better if you got a 500watts for more headroom.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Get a 6950 though. 500w would do the trick :). If you want to be safe get a 600w but 500w pretty good for it.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-6950-6970-review/11
  3. But could my motherboard handle all of that ?
    Sorry im not really a hardware guy :s.
  4. Can't find a link :s, but the i bought this pc from HP, its an OEM machine.
  5. Hmm okay, just another question if i would buy another motherboard and just swap the components most likely my OS won't start right ?
  6. ^^ Most likely would not be an issue with the mobo, but the case you have could preclude getting a 6950.
  7. Wow! thx for all the help, so what do you think of this rig:
    http://www.alternate.be/html/pcbuilder/detailView.html?cn=1&tn=BUILDERS&kind=pcbuilder

    I'm from Belgium so sorry its in dutch :p, but its pretty obvious.
    oh but the only problem is the ram i chose the 1600 but the i5 doesnt support 1600 only 1333, so i might change it then.
  8. Link doesn't work.
  9. It doesnt open ?
  10. It does but it just says "De configuratie kan niet afgerond worden, er ontbreken benodigde componenten."
  11. Now it works and looks pretty solid :)
  12. He's selected 1600 MHz RAM..?
  13. Well ok thx for the help i think ill just get that then :D
Ask a new question

Read More

Homebuilt Graphics Cards Systems Product