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February 15, 2012 3:06:43 AM

I am looking to upgrade my power supply but im not sure what specs i need it to be to be compatible with my pc while looking any help would be appreciated. Im also looking to upgrade my grapics card after but nothing to great. Would like to play some newer games on medium settings. Let me know if you need more specs for a answer. Im looking to stay in the 40$-75$

•General Features:
•Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed w/COA
•Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.0 GHz processor
•3 GB DDR2 system memory
•400 GB SATA hard drive
•DVD±RW DL Drive
•Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
•Power Supply: 115V - 230V
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 3:16:53 AM

First of all, get rid of Vista.

Then, let us know exactly what motherboard you have so we know if it will even support a graphics card.

Finally, forget about $75 for a PSU and graphics card. It's not going to happen. $75 for the PSU alone, yes, that's more realistic (though still pushing), but not for both.
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February 15, 2012 3:30:50 AM

i know i know i hate vista but its what im working with right now lol.. also i was planning on spending 40-70 on the psu alone not both. Ive acutally read up some on the radeon hd 5670 and people seem to run it fine on 250 watts even though it suggests 400watts. I might just go that route since im really only interested in playing some counter strike which is really old. Im sure it would run it fine. Pci express 2.1 x16 will work fine on this correct?

•Manufacturer: Asus
•Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
•Chipset:
◦Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express
◦Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R
•Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
•Front side bus speeds: 1333/1066/800 MHz
•Processor socket: 775
•Expansion Slots:
◦1 PCI x16 slot for graphics card
◦2 PCI x1 slots
◦1 PCI slot

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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 3:34:37 AM

don't get rid of vista, its a perfectly fine OS...

you should buy a 6450 probably since thats all your budget will allow. You won't need a new psu.
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February 15, 2012 3:42:05 AM

i noticed the 6450 doesnt have a fan. Do you think there would be any overheating issues?
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a b ) Power supply
a c 92 U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 4:26:43 AM

well thats a lot better than the 6450 should still be ok with your psu.

mainly was recommending the 6450 because it draws very little power so you don't need to upgrade psu.
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February 15, 2012 4:34:02 AM

Unsure of your exact spending limits, but I picked up a Corsair CX430 (430 Watt) PSU for about $45. I also have a GTS 250 that goes for about $80.
Both on newegg. Unsure of your motherboard supporting it, but it can run BF3 and MW3 on high.
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February 15, 2012 5:21:58 AM

Smig said:
I am looking to upgrade my power supply but im not sure what specs i need it to be to be compatible with my pc while looking any help would be appreciated. Im also looking to upgrade my grapics card after but nothing to great. Would like to play some newer games on medium settings. Let me know if you need more specs for a answer. Im looking to stay in the 40$-75$

•General Features:
•Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed w/COA
•Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.0 GHz processor
•3 GB DDR2 system memory
•400 GB SATA hard drive
•DVD±RW DL Drive
•Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
•Power Supply: 115V - 230V

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