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February 11, 2013 1:43:59 PM

Hi all.
I recently got this computer for christmas http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/1543... and want to upgrade the graphics card so I can play some games. I've been recommended to buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 due to my PSU. I have no idea why. Ideally I want to play games like Far Cry 3 and use the card for video editing. I've been advised to upgrade my psu. I'm not pc savvy, I know the basics, so anyone help me on which card to buy an if I need one,what psu to buy. Also does my processor affect the graphics card in any way. I'm so sorry about the questions. I just have no idea. I have a budget of about 80 pound for the graphics card.
Thank you in advance.
Carl

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February 11, 2013 2:09:21 PM

nerdygeek12 said:
Hi all.
I recently got this computer for christmas http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/1543... and want to upgrade the graphics card so I can play some games. I've been recommended to buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 due to my PSU. I have no idea why. Ideally I want to play games like Far Cry 3 and use the card for video editing. I've been advised to upgrade my psu. I'm not pc savvy, I know the basics, so anyone help me on which card to buy an if I need one,what psu to buy. Also does my processor affect the graphics card in any way. I'm so sorry about the questions. I just have no idea. I have a budget of about 80 pound for the graphics card.
Thank you in advance.
Carl


It's not advisable to go prying apart a computer you bought and didn't build. You'll void the warranty for sure, and it's extremely difficult to determine what sort of upgrade capability that particular machine has.
February 11, 2013 2:22:41 PM

nerdygeek12 said:
Hi all.
I recently got this computer for christmas http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/1543... and want to upgrade the graphics card so I can play some games. I've been recommended to buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 due to my PSU. I have no idea why. Ideally I want to play games like Far Cry 3 and use the card for video editing. I've been advised to upgrade my psu. I'm not pc savvy, I know the basics, so anyone help me on which card to buy an if I need one,what psu to buy. Also does my processor affect the graphics card in any way. I'm so sorry about the questions. I just have no idea. I have a budget of about 80 pound for the graphics card.
Thank you in advance.
Carl



hello all, yo nerdy i recommend you to buy the xfx radeon hd 7770, take a look.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-FX777AZNF4-Edition-1000MHz-Gr...

you have a good amount of RAM, but im almost sure you must change your PSU to a greater one, dont worry a good one is cheap, take a look on this one

http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-750Watts-Magnetized-S...

i read a reply and yeah you will lose your warranty but you will have a better pc to play, with the 7770 you can play at high but not in ultra games like BF3 far cry 3, i can say this because if the memory cache is 1GB.

now talking about your processor, i think you must upgrade it to an intel core i series is dual core and you will need more performance to play games like those ones.

i hope i can help you, have a nice day :) 
February 11, 2013 3:41:55 PM

How many watts is the PSU? I believe the 7770 only requires a 500W PSU but im not quite sure on the specs of the CPU but if you get an expensive GPU you will most likely bottleneck your CPU.
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