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February 17, 2013 5:55:51 AM

Hello,
I would like to mention my PC Specs (current). I have a Dell Inspiron 580's. It was bought 3 years ago by me.

CPU - Intel i3 550 @ 3.20 Ghz.

Chipset - Intel H57

Ram 4GB DDR3 non- ecc memory.

Monitor - A 21.5 inches HD Monitor by Dell.

Hard Drive - 320 GB SATA Hard Drive.

GPU - Nvidia Geforce 310.

250 Watts of Power SUpply.

For more info see this -- http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp580/e...

SO I am a Big Gamer and have mostly played XBox and PS3 to date. Now I'm thinking onto moving for PC. I don't have much money to upgrade my PC. As less as you can put will be better.
I don't wish to play every game on Full HD. But I should be able to play most games and to be released games at mid-high settings so suggest according to it. (GTA 5 included)
I know my first and fore most look should be into the GPU so suggest which GPU should I get which will support my current configs and also fall under 250$.

I know I would have to upgrade the rest soon but I'm low on money. But any suggestions are welcome. For now I would like a suggestion on a video card.

Thanks in Advance.

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a c 180 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 6:12:28 AM

I suggest get hd 7850 + corsair cx 430w psu.it would be best for your pc.
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February 17, 2013 6:19:39 AM

Also I just read HD 78750 Minimum requirements. I just meet the requirements and DO NOT meet the CrossFire Requirements. Does that impact a lot?
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February 17, 2013 6:21:22 AM

ASHISH65 said:
I suggest get hd 7850 + corsair cx 430w psu.it would be best for your pc.


So after that I will be able to play most upcoming games on mid-High settings atleast right? Also is the i3 enough for now?
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 6:36:33 AM

i'd say a 7770 is already a really big improvement over a 310?? (didn't know that NVIDIA had a 3xx series)

A first gen I3 is like a core 2 duo (slower than a core 2 quad) so don't expect it run without bottlenecking a 680... However i'd say a mid-high range card like a 650ti or a 7770 is ok and you'll be happy (but anything higher will be simply throwing cash right out the windows as you're unlikely to see any FPS increase...)

For PSU Corsair builder series like ASHISH65 wrote are a best bang for the bucks (you can get them for 50$) and they do an awesome job...
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a c 180 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 6:43:43 AM

Whats your max screen resolution?
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February 17, 2013 6:50:12 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Whats your max screen resolution?


It's 1920 X 1080 that my card supports right now.
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 6:51:38 AM

i3 is pretty good as long as you're not looking to play MMO's

I second the CX430 (get the original 80+ bronze version)

For $250 I would grab an 7870XT




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February 17, 2013 6:53:15 AM

stickmansam said:
i3 is pretty good as long as you're not looking to play MMO's

I second the CX430 (get the original 80+ bronze version)

For $250 I would grab an 7870XT


Nah I'm not going to play MMO's. I play Counter Strike sometimes but that's fine. I will play games like Crysis, GTA, Dead Space 3 and blah blah.
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a c 180 U Graphics card
February 17, 2013 6:55:03 AM

Go with my suggestion of hd 7850 2gb + cxv2 430w psu.
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February 17, 2013 6:57:26 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Go with my suggestion of hd 7850 2gb + cxv2 430w psu.


Thanks. Will definetely look to get it.
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February 17, 2013 6:57:53 AM

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February 17, 2013 6:58:43 AM

spawnkiller said:
i'd say a 7770 is already a really big improvement over a 310?? (didn't know that NVIDIA had a 3xx series)

A first gen I3 is like a core 2 duo (slower than a core 2 quad) so don't expect it run without bottlenecking a 680... However i'd say a mid-high range card like a 650ti or a 7770 is ok and you'll be happy (but anything higher will be simply throwing cash right out the windows as you're unlikely to see any FPS increase...)

For PSU Corsair builder series like ASHISH65 wrote are a best bang for the bucks (you can get them for 50$) and they do an awesome job...


Cool COol Cool. Thanks. And yes Nvidia had a 3XX series. It just sucks.
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