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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 6, 2012 5:19:44 PM

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a c 198 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 8:14:52 PM

Do you have a question?
November 6, 2012 8:22:09 PM

sorry my post didnt edit correct :(  i will continue the post here.

above is my current GPU, i have CPU :


2.50 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded


Machine: Dell Inc. Dell XPS420

With 375W PSU.

Im looking to spend around £100 a little above or below either ok.

Looking for a graphics card to play COD: BO2 and assasins creed 3 etc ..

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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a c 198 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 8:26:39 PM

Hmm, well I would suggest either the HD7750 or HD7770 depending on how much they are in your country.
November 6, 2012 8:37:29 PM

well im from the UK , so i will have a quick look. Will i need to upgrade the PSU for either of these ?
a c 198 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 8:41:27 PM

Nah, Dell makes decent power supplies and those 2 cards don't use that much power.
November 6, 2012 8:42:38 PM

just looking at the HD7770 it says at least 500w PSU, it does say 375w on mine when i look inside ... you sure it will be ok ?
a c 198 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 8:58:06 PM

Yea I am. The 7770 draws 84W on full load. If you want to be really really sure, you can crack open that computer of yours and give me the power supply specifications.
November 6, 2012 9:05:35 PM

i can do better than that heres a photo/s

a c 198 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 9:11:29 PM

You have 2 12V rails with can support up to 380W, as the power supply states. That's plenty for the 95W Q9300W processor you have and the 84W HD7770 and the other things in your computer.
November 6, 2012 9:13:54 PM

nice one Deemo13 :)  thanks for the help, im new to the whole gaming side of Pc's since selling my consoles ... think its time i upgraded GPU to as much as i can afford...
a c 198 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 9:17:52 PM

No problem. That computer will serve you for a few more years with that upgrade :) 
November 6, 2012 9:20:02 PM

GPU is the main thing for now..
then another 4GB of ram as thats pretty cheap now days

but when i can be arsed SSD is on the cards :)  plus have the ££ for it :) 
April 8, 2013 3:00:33 AM

ok so i forgot about this thread, i am going to upgrade the PSU so i can get a better graphcis card also.
the PSU i want to get is this one
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W Power Supply

just not 100% sure if this is going to be ok for my machine, then once that it all ok and up and running, i am going to get a Geforce 560 ti.

this is my current specs
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz 55 °C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Dell Inc. 0TP406 (CPU)
DELL E228WFP (1680x1050@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT (Dell)
Hard Drives
466GB Seagate ST3500620AS (RAID) 34 °C
466GB Seagate ST3500620AS (SATA) 35 °C
Optical Drives
AMD High Definition Audio Device