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Old 04-24-2010, 12:50 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 budget. Here are the current specs of my PC.

Gateway Official Site: Shop - Desktops – LX6810-01 Product Details - LX 6810 01 Product Details
**I actually have Windows 7 64bit, not Vista**

What card/PSU do you guys suggest? My goal is to run GTA IV at max settings with a frame rate of 60

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Old 04-24-2010, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$50 PSU - Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply

$210 GPU - Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


$155 GPU - Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I think the second gpu is a better deal, but if you want the most power for your budget, go with the first one.

I don't know what resolution your monitor is. If it isn't too high you might be able to max that game. I don't know for sure though because I've never tried running it.

CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Ram: 12GB 1600 Mhz DDR3
Mobo: ASUS P6T
PSU: 750W PC Power & Cooling
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Go with the second choice it is definitely better because of DX11. The 4890 may develop a lot of heat. The weekend deal is ending on the card so if you don't buy it by the end of today here is a good card if you're not an Overclocking fan, but what high end gaming - Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX5770 512MD5-H Radeon HD 5770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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The resolution of my monitor is 1920x1080

Oh yes, I'm Canadian, so the prices of the GPUs would be increased and would only be able to purchase from Newegg.ca
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