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Old 10-24-2010, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody,
I'm planning getting a new graphics card. The games i want to play are WoW (most important) and Assasins Creed 2 / Modern Warfare (not necessarily)

Processor: Intel E5300 2,6 gHz
Motherboard:Foxconn H-I41-uATX (Eton)

The weakness of this PC is the PSU, a 300w Merlot. C. I was thinking of an HD 5570. Would this be overkill for WoW? (Medium/High settings) it's mostly CPU dependant so a lesser card would work too. The 5570 will run AC2 on low.
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What is your budget? You can get some low end cards that your PSU can support, but I don't think there is much that will run with a 300W PSU. I got one of these when I had a 300W, but there were some issues with it (I've since upgraded my PSU). Mostly microfreezes, and my fan was faulty too... You may have better luck. I'm thinking if you want a higher end card, chances are you will need a new PSU as well.

Here are some nice combos you can look over for your PC.
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Budget for the graphics card is 100 dollar, Bugdet for a PSU is 50 dollar. What about the combination of an E5300 + HD 5570 + Intel G41 mobo? I want to get the maximum out of the setup, so i need to know if it's compatible. A 300w. for an HD5570 should be sufficient, right?
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Depends on the brand you get. Most of the HD5570 that I see on Newegg require a 400W... The PSU you have is meant for a work station and not a gaming rig. This is the biggest issue you are going to have.

Get this PSU Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS550-PCARE3-US 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply ($49.99)
And get this card and you should be ok Newegg.com - MSI R5570-MD1G Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ($79.99)

$129 total w/ free shipping.

they aren't the greatest, but meet you budget and will work for what you want it to do.

I'd recommend long term saving up and building a gaming rig.
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Pro2a's got it. Not the best, but best deal in your price range.
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The weakness of this PC is the PSU, a 300w Merlot. C. I was thinking of an HD 5570. Would this be overkill for WoW? (Medium/High settings) it's mostly CPU dependant so a lesser card would work too. The 5570 will run AC2 on low.
5570 is not overkill, it's really on the edge of being a real low budget gaming card.

i would try to get these
Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - VisionTek 900329 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

or if you don't mind waiting on some rebates, get this combo
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$175 upfront, $125 after rebates for an even more powerful card.
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Those two top links the same, Muffin.

And we were implying on him getting that. Maybe not out loud, but that link that pro2a gave included that.
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CoolerMaster PSU = crap. Sorry, but it is true. Go with the Antec.
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I couldn't seem to find one for less then $50 that met the wattage requirement and had all 5 eggs.
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