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May 27, 2012 9:07:00 PM

Hello,

Recently I just received my new pc, here are the specs:

Cybertronpc Spartan
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 455 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Card name: ASUS EAH5450 Series
RAM: 4 GB
350 watt power supply
There are 4 fans (not including the one on the card) that are installed so the system stays very cool.

I am looking to play guild wars 2 when it comes out but Im playing Diablo 3 at the moment and am very pleased with the
results.

Would this be an affordable yet awesome upgrade for my graphics card? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If there are any suggestions that would be absolutely necessary for upgrading, please let me know.

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May 27, 2012 9:12:46 PM

well you need to upgrade your psu to about 500 watt i believe anyone correct me if im wrong but i believe you need a 500 watt at least to run that gpu
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June 6, 2012 12:13:44 AM

undergroundtech said:
well you need to upgrade your psu to about 500 watt i believe anyone correct me if im wrong but i believe you need a 500 watt at least to run that gpu

I do appreciate the answer I decided to get a 650 watt psu from newegg as well as the 550ti 2gb graphics card. From what I read the graphics card takes approximately 250 watts while it is running and approximately 150 watts while its idle. On the other hand I could have gone with a 500 watt psu and still seen good results but I wanted to go with 650 watts just to be safe. Again, thanks for the help and I am glad you told me about this otherwise I would have been out of luck.
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June 6, 2012 12:19:08 AM

Best answer selected by MrMiyabi.
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