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Old 05-02-2010, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I want to upgrade my GPU and PSU to be able to handle the latest games well. I have a $250 FIRM budget including taxes, shipping etc. (its my b-day present from parents, that's the max they're willing to pay). Here are the current specs of my PC (I'm playing on a 23.6" ASUS monitor at 1920x1280).

http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668232.php
**I actually have Windows 7 64bit, not Vista**

What card/PSU do you guys suggest (I'm Canadian btw, so please only .ca websites. My goal is to run GTA IV at max settings with a frame rate of 60.
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Was that supposed to be a link?

I found that page though. Here is the specs:

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Processor Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q82001 (2.33GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)8
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (64-bit) with SP19
Memory 8192MB 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Memory (4 x 2048MB Modules)10
Memory Capacity Maximum 8GB
Hard Drive 640GB 7200RPM SATA II hard drive with 16MB Cache4
Video NVIDIA® GeForce® GT120 Graphics with 1GB DDR2 Total Video Memory10
Optical Drive 18X DVD +/- RW Super Multi-Format Dual Layer Drive featuring Labelfash™ Technology7
Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0, Microsoft® Money Essentials & Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)3
Audio 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio with Dolby Home Theater® Sound11
Available Expansion Slots Available: 0 - PCI-E x16, 0 - PCI-E x1, 1 - PCI
Chassis Premium Tower Desktop with Media Control Interface
Digital Media Software Cyberlink® Power2 Go™, & Cyberlink® LabelPrint7
Dimensions (Box) 11.42" (H) x 23.68" (W) x 19.6" (D) or 290mm (H) x 602mm (W) x 498mm (D)
Dimensions (System) 17.7" (H) x 7.5" (W) x 19.0" (D) or 449mm (H) x 191mm (W) x 482mm (D)
External Ports (6) USB 2.0 ports (2 Front, 4 Rear), (2) IEEE 1394a Ports (1 Front, 1 Rear), VGA (Rear), (3) Front RCA Ports (Video, Left/Right Audio), (2) PS/2 Ports, HDMI (Rear), DVI (Rear)
Keyboard Premium Multimedia Keyboard
Media Card Reader 15-in-1 High Speed Digital Media Card Reader with Smart Copy Button5
Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
Motherboard Systemboard with NVIDIA® nForce® 720i Chipset (MCP7A-D)
Mouse USB Optical 2-Button Wheel Mouse
Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Power Supply 400W Power Supply
Remote Vista™ Media Center Remote Control
Security Software Symantec Norton 360™ 2008 (60-day trial)6
Speakers Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
TV Tuner Analog/Digital TV Tuner with 3-D Comb Filter2
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll-Free Tech Support12
Weight 31 lbs. (14.06 kg) system unit only / Approximately 37 lbs. (16.78 kg.) box
The PSU would depend on your GFX card.
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Ya it was my bad :P

And yeah I know. I don't know what gfx card/PSU combo to go with though.

Here's more info about my PC



**I wasn't sure on how to increase the size of the image. It looks a bit small here...
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agreed on the 5770, but grab this psu for the same price
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Z-SERIES 650W 80+ Silver Certified 24PIN ATX 12V Afc Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan - OCZZ650 In Canada.
its 80 plus silver. Instant rebate if you buy before 5 may.
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What province are you?

If youre in right one you save the pst from BC.
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What province are you?

If youre in right one you save the pst from BC.
I'm from Ontario

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agreed on the 5770, but grab this psu for the same price
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Z-SERIES 650W 80+ Silver Certified 24PIN ATX 12V Afc Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan - OCZZ650 In Canada.
its 80 plus silver. Instant rebate if you buy before 5 may.
So are the GPU/PSU fully compatible with my computer? In terms of size, compatibility, etc.
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Yes it should be, there 2 psu sizes, tiny and normal. As long as your case is a regular size case, you'll be fine.

With ncix, you'll save pst, and the shipping is usually under 5 days. I'm Ontario too.
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Darn it! I'm not able to order anything until Friday. So I miss out on the May 4/5 deals...

Are there any good deals for next week?
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