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Old 07-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got the computer for cheap and it plays NFS Underground 2 fine on Top Detail but need a video card for COD 4. If any of you guys could help me out it would be much appreciated.

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how much do you want to spend? and you will most likely have to upgrade your PSU too.
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what is PSU? Power Supply Unit?

oh and I would like to pay under a $100 but I am willing to spend if it is worth it.
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This is right at $100. But it needs a minimun of a 450 watt power supply.
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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well for $50 this is a pretty good PSU, will handle the 4850 fine.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500 500W ATX12V v1.3&#47; EPS12V Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Thanks for the links and help. I will have to plan it out for next week, because I had to just buy a new set of tires for my car this week.
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Newegg.com - Recertified: XFX HD485XYDF Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

Get this recertified XFX HD 4850 (it is refurbished) however, it has a better cooler and it does have a double lifetime warranty
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Yeah XFX 4850's are awesome, got the 1gb version myself. Plays everything maxed no problems at 1280x 1024.
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you should consider getting another gig or 2 of RAM also..

that processor is terrible also.
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The 4770 is about ~5% behind the 4850, and has very low power consumption.
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