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Old 12-24-2009, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default got my new pc today

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2.5ghz quad core cpu
4 gig ddr3 ram
1gig intel intergrated gwould i be able to play games like borderlands on this

also will i need any upgrades to play crysis on good settings (i know about graphics card)

what graphics card do people recomend im looking for a 512 mb one which can play quite alot of games?
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on what motherboard, power supply, what resolution your monitor supports and how much you can spend.

Maybe just link us to the computer you have..
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erm its LINK i dont know what resolution my monitor suppports tho i also dont really want to change the power supply
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Depends on how much money you have, and also whether your power supply will be able to handle it or not. Pick one of these as per your budget:

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4850 1GBD3-PH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - HIS H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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could you please give me links to uk sites, also how do i tell my power at the moment?
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wow.. i guess i musta taken a long time on that post cuz those other 2 posts weren't there! lol...

From the link i can see that your motherboard will support a pci-express card. You have 64bit windows so thats good. It says free upgrade to windows 7; if you do that, make sure its 64bit!

Your powersupply is 250watt though, so you'll definitely need to upgrade that...

whats your budget?
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wow.. i guess i musta taken a long time on that post cuz those other 2 posts weren't there! lol...

From the link i can see that your motherboard will support a pci-express card. You have 64bit windows so thats good. It says free upgrade to windows 7; if you do that, make sure its 64bit!

Your powersupply is 250watt though, so you'll definitely need to upgrade that...

whats your budget?
around £100 depending how much i get paid.

also to take the psu out do i need to take the motherboard out aswell ?

would i need to upgrade the psu or can i just get a less powerful graphics card that dosnt need as much cooling?
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It depends on the design of your computer, but most of the time the power supply can be removed without removing anything else. On my computer, my heatsink is really big so i need to take it out for me to be able to remove the powre supply, but i'm sure in your case that isn't the case.

As for uk sites, i don't know too much about them, the prices seem skewed (you're getting screwed :P)

Here's something reasonable:
HIS HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer
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