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October 8, 2011 2:07:01 PM

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 ?

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October 8, 2011 9:11:41 PM

But could my motherboard handle all of that ?
Sorry im not really a hardware guy :s.
October 8, 2011 9:24:45 PM

Can't find a link :s, but the i bought this pc from HP, its an OEM machine.
October 8, 2011 9:37:01 PM

Hmm okay, just another question if i would buy another motherboard and just swap the components most likely my OS won't start right ?
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a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 9:59:56 PM

^^ Most likely would not be an issue with the mobo, but the case you have could preclude getting a 6950.
October 8, 2011 10:19:42 PM
October 9, 2011 10:29:16 AM

Wow! thx for all the help, so what do you think of this rig:

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.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2011 10:56:13 AM

Link doesn't work.
October 9, 2011 10:58:11 AM

It doesnt open ?
a b B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2011 10:59:25 AM

It does but it just says "De configuratie kan niet afgerond worden, er ontbreken benodigde componenten."
a b B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2011 11:13:40 AM

Now it works and looks pretty solid :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2011 1:34:11 PM

He's selected 1600 MHz RAM..?
October 9, 2011 1:35:34 PM

Well ok thx for the help i think ill just get that then :D