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Upgrading gpu and psu

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March 5, 2013 12:31:04 AM

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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March 5, 2013 12:50:32 AM

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
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March 5, 2013 3:19:00 PM

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
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March 5, 2013 8:55:38 PM

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)
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March 5, 2013 9:34:45 PM

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.
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March 5, 2013 9:57:40 PM

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?
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March 6, 2013 12:18:31 AM

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-g...
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March 6, 2013 12:20:38 AM

thanks a lot agin I really appreciate it very helpful
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March 6, 2013 12:20:52 AM

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