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Old 11-16-2010, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been looking around on building a new computer, but at the end it totals me about 700$+. I was wondering if you guys can help me decide if it is really necessary to build a new computer.

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Is it possible to just buy a new Power-Supply and install a 5770 for it to run World of Warcraft and Starcraft decently instead of spending 700 to build a new computer.
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Should be no issue at all.

The board has a pci-e x16 slot, and is a regular form factor, aka normal case.

Its sad youre 50W under the 5770s psu needs.

You should esily get away with a 450W pso, or even a 400W one and your choice of 5770.

Best psu for your needs! Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply $35.00 after rebates. ATI states 450W but a brand like Corsair, 430 is quite adaquate. You could go with the cx500 at 50 if want a bit extra.

WOW 109.99 AFTER REBATE Newegg.com - HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Just ensure you have clearence below the pci-e slot.
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Thanks for the reply! I was also wondering that by doing those 2 things will it run World of Warcraft and Starcraft good? I get 8 FPS when the **** hits the fan in WoW. I keep hearing my CPU is bad.
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Bad..... ummmm, alittle, but its a dual core... From what i read the card will do okay, heres toms benchmarks: Benchmark Results: Ultra Quality : StarCraft II Beta: Game Performance Analyzed

Remember too... a new psu and card are transferable items to upgrade off of.
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The CPU is a under powered but it should be fine. You could use some ram too.
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