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Upgrading gpu and psu

Hello,
im super new to computers and I recently bought a hp p-7 a8-5500 with amd 7560d integrated graphics. for now im more or less dabbling in pc gaming and I want to get a feel for pc gaming as opposed to xbox. I need something that will get me by for 2-3 yrs until I understand what im doing. I was thinking of getting a amd a7750 with a 500watt psu . any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated this stuff is a foreign language to me. o and I would like to play cod, battlefield, pretty much most aaa titles and I would like to aim for atleast high settings if possible. budget around $250
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  1. What resolution would you like to play at 900p? 1080p?

    Also the budget is in USD and what country are you in?

    You will likely need to target a larger budget for AAA titles if you are starting from zero
  2. i would like to play 1080p. i live in the us and just want to know if what i mentioned would b a good start to see if i want to make a transition from xbox to pc. what would be the cheapiest but provide average to above average gameplay before i start to invest money into it.i would be happy with medium settings but prefer high. i know its not the ideal pc but i would like to know what you advise for gpu and psu to get me to atleast 1-2 yrs with my current system. thanks
  3. This is a full build
    If you already have other parts, you can just get the 7750 and PSU here, after MIR its only $100 for both :)
    The 7750 paired with a decent CPU would be good for 1080p low/med

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.47 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $391.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-05 17:54 EST-0500)
  4. thanks alot i appreciate it. after looking i was thinking about getting a radeon hd 7770 and corsair 500W. should that be fine for now? is my cpu fast enough for that? from what i understand everything can be swapped out of my current pc to be upgraded except for a bigger tower but thanks for that full build gives me a good idea where to go.
  5. The corsair 430W PSU will be good for cards up to the 7870 level

    Your CPU is an a8 5500 which should do fine. My cuz is using an a10 5800k with a 7770

    You can grab this 7770 then
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  6. sweet thanks for your help. plan on doin that this weekend. 2nd ? is, is how do i put both off them in? and will i need to do anything after i put them in?
  7. Best answer
    Here is an guide to building an entire computer, just read the parts about the gpu and psu and you should be set

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building
  8. thanks a lot agin I really appreciate it very helpful
  9. Best answer selected by zink937.
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