This is my first post on this website, but I hope you can all help!
I currently have an Asus Aspire X3400.
AMD Athlon II X4, 2.9GHz
640GB hard drive
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Nvidia GF9200 1024 MB
I know this is hardly a gaming PC but I was wondering whether if I upgrade the graphics card I will be able to play games like Call of Duty: Black Ops and maybe even Battlefield 3?
The graphics card i'm thinking about is the Sapphire HD 5450 1GB. Again, I know it's not the best graphics card on the market but I feel it's my only choice because of the slim case and limited 200W PSU. Plus, I don't want to be spending more than £50 as i'm only 15 so money doesn't come easy
So what i'm asking is, will this graphics card fit in my case? And will it run the games I want to play?
If not, can you recommend me a better graphic card or anything else I may need to upgrade?
A 200w PSU is very low, even for pre built systems. A 5450 is an extremely low-end card, and you will not be able to play BF3 with that. Your CPU though is still good. The best option would be to buy a new PSU and graphics card. It will cost a bit more, but it will give you a noticeable performance gain. 50 pounds is your max budget?
Well I suppose I could go over £50 a bit but I'm not an avid gamer and I have my xbox 360. What kind of frame rates would I get with this card? Also, a new psu would be hard to install because of the size of the case. If you google Acer Aspire X3400 inside you will see how tight the case is. The PSU is currently long and thing so not like the ordinary ones. So I guess I'm basically asking what is the least I can spend to get an ACCEPTABLE gaming PC. Sorry if I'm a noob.