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Old 04-14-2010, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Power Supply & Vid card that will play almost any game

Okay I made a thread on here not too long ago about buying a cheap little vid card. But now i've come to realize i want to go all out and buy something really good.i'm trying not to surpass a total of $150

My Computer: Compaq SR5050NX ( the only thing i've done to it was add more RAM so i'm at 3GB)

okay so I need:

Power Supply-
and
Video Card-






Thanks in Advance, I know you guys are great with helping out!
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You will not do better than a 4850 512MB and a ~$50 PSU like this Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply

It will play most games out. At what settings depends on several things. And your Pentium D processor will already be a bottleneck.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay so will that PSU fit in my case for sure?

and I looked up on newegg, is this the vid card you're talking about? Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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yea, it will fit your case.

and yes, that 4850 will be good.
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Alright awesome , thanks again guys.

so i'm pretty good with computers and i've installed RAM and video cards by myself with no help, but i've never swapped out a PSU. How difficult is it? and will I be fine doing it by myself? or should I get someone to help me out?
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not hard at all.

disconnect all the power connections from the old psu, then unscrew it from the back of the case.

then screw the new one in, and reconnect any power connections.

if you think you're going to forget where certain connections go, try taking a photo or use some tape or something to distinctly mark and match the different connections to where they're supposed to go.
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Okay i think I could handle it. I'll be back here again if I need help with it. Thanks again!
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