Need help upgrading

mark914

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Jan 14, 2013
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Hi, i need help upgrading my computer. I bought it in 2010. I am not a serious gamer but i do game often and i would like to upgrade my gpu.
My current specs are:
Amd athlon 635 x4 cores, at 2.9 ghz
8gb ram
250 watt power supply.
radeon 4200 (integrated graphics
1 tb hardrive
23 inch moniter
Not sure of the motherboard name but i know it has pci 2.0 slot

I am looking for a graphics card that can run the less demanding shooters(global agenda, tribes ascend, far cry) and mmos as well as mobas.
I dont care for "max graphics" , however i would like to run games on at least default-medium settings at my 1900x1200 moniter.
I am also aware i need at least a 500-600 power supply.
Basically i am looking for the best gpu that meets my needs and one that my x4 core 2.9 (might overclock)WONT BOTTLENECK!!!!!(Dont plan on upgrading it).
I was interested in the 550ti, will that work?
my budget is $200
thanks.


 

mark914

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Jan 14, 2013
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I know my psu is bad, i mentioned i was going to get a 500-600 watt psu. Any other suggestions that 600watt supports. Or will the 7750 work fine? Please consider the 550ti or any other.
 
id get a xfx 550w psu. generally better than most brands given its made by seasonic.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX

i dont see the point of a 550ti any more. it performs only a little better than the 7750 yet it uses more than 2x the power.

now since you have a 550w psu, you can pick up this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125451

if you want to sacrifice some cooling and overclocking capability for more vram, get this. more vram lets you run more anti-alasing effects and higher resolutions.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77602&vpn=FX-785A-CNL4&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1201
 

mark914

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Jan 14, 2013
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Ok i guess ill get the 7750. I hear its a lot cool and does draw more than 200w at load. I hope it doesnt bottleneck too much. A little would be ok but too much is what i
fear. :sweat: