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July 29, 2012 2:08:27 AM

Hello,

I have http://www.cdw.ca/shop/products/HP-Pavilion-Elite-HPE-1... this computer right now and i want to change the video card and the case.

Heres 2 choices i have for video cards...
-GTX 560ti
-GTX570
(I wanna be able to play @max quality setting with games mw3 or bf3)

Case:
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1470&ID=20...
Will this be ok? will it keep my pc cool enough to play high end games?

PSU:
recently bought a thermaltake TR2 600w (I can buy a better one if its not enough)

Is it worth upgrading it or should i just build a new pc? anytips on how i can improve my computer for better gaming? thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 4:12:38 AM

Thethermaltake psu is junk so send it back if you can . Only use 80+ bronze or better rated psu with a feature called Active PFC . Without this they wont be 80+ efficient


You will get decent gaming from your mb /ram and hard drive once you install a better graphics card
Getting a decent case and psu makes sense now so that you can re-use them with different hardware when you want to do further upgrades .


Id go with the radeon 7850 rather than the 560 ti
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July 29, 2012 4:18:39 AM

i can still return the PSU i guess since it hasnt been a week since i bought it....what brand should i get for the psu and how much watts do i need? is the radeon 7850 at the same price as the 560ti?
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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 10:50:15 PM

+ 1 to psu return + I'd also return the case - everything thermlatake made since the Level 10(original) went downhill. If you're buying from newegg - look out for the fractal cases.

You can get feel for what to look for in a PSU in the link in my sig.

HP seem to have some proprietary parts that if messed about with - will end in doom for your entire rig. open case, take pics of innards and post back. But i vote on building a new rig by yourself with some advice from Tom's hardware members :) 

If you look up newegg.ca - you'll find out how much it'll cost.
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