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Hello, I have at the moment a Dell pc that was given to me by a friend its a dell 570 witha 300w psu amd dual core athlon x2 250 regor @3.0ghz and 4gigs ddr3 ram at 1333mhz (can Max to 8gigs) and win 7 64bit. I wanna put a graphic card inside it but I am told I could bottle neck my graphic card, I dont got much money at the moment but wanna play games like guildwars 2 and the new ffxiv when released on high settings Would this system do that at all? I Just need some expert advice as I am debating on upgrading this or building another system when i save up for it.
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  1. You would need to upgrade your PSU to a 500w unit. Get one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic.

    You could try to put an HD 7770 or GTX650ti in it but the CPU you have will be a bottleneck. You would want to look into upgrading that to possibly a Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition.
  2. Would My motherboard support that? its a Dell O4GJJT, I also have 400$ limit at the moment so point me some good Motherboard's and cpu's and a graphic card and psu I want to keep my Dell inspiron 570 case its a Micro ATX motherboard inside at the moment.
  3. you could go with an amd fx-2 mb and a apu cpu that have a amd 7000 gpu built in. and toss is a good 500w ps.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    50.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130661
    50.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113289
    128.00


    keep the power supply...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116889
    50.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130654
    52.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148653
    40.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127710
    109.00
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687
    same price.

    myself im and intel/nvidia guy. the two core system intel cpu not going to be bottle necked with the 650ti card. it play most games fine.
    myself i put more money into the cpu if you can with the cash you have.
  4. before you even think about adding stuff to your PC, make sure your motherboard supports it. Learned the hard way when adding windows 8 to a PC that don't support it.
  5. Personally I would stick with your motherboard and get a Phenom II x4 965. This will save money and be slightly better than the Celeron posted above and much better than what you have now. Then all you have to do is get a video card (your motherboard has a pcie 2.0 slot) and power supply.
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