Graphics card update

By lolsnipez
Jun 25, 2011
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  1. After doing some research...(I feel fairly stupid) I have figured out that a Ati Radeon Hd 5400 Series graphics card, is not the best for gaming. I got this PC for Christmas from iBuypower. Here are my specs:

    CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250
    CPU Speed 3.00 Ghz
    Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co.
    Motherboard Model GA-770T-USB3
    Ram 4 Gigabytes
    Power Supply MaxPower PX-480 (480w)

    And I am from the US.
    Thx to cfitzarl for the guide to opening a new thread.
    BTW I play games like WOW and Rift soon to be Magicka.
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    What exactly is your budget for this purchase and resolution you want to play?

    I think Radeon 6770 / Geforce 550 probably will be sufficient enough (depending on the resolution) you want to play.
  4. lolsnipez

    lolsnipez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My budget is $150-$200. My Resolution is 1920x1080.
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    I would suggest you to stick with my earlier suggestions, as your PSU will not be able to handle cards which are better performers than the ones I proposed.

    Your PSU can handle Geforce 560 at best, and that too if it meets the requirement of 24 Amps on 12V rails.

    So unless you also factor in the change of PSU, the options may be limited.
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i think a 6790 would work fine with that psu.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Unfortunately it required 500W PSU klepto.

    However, a 6790 + new Corsair PSU will cost just about 200$ in total; which would be a nice choice if the OP deems it to fulfill his needs.

    I hope someone else will look into this, as in my view this Antec EA500 is slightly better PSU though and will add only 5$ to overall cost.
  8. lolsnipez

    lolsnipez TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I think that I will end up getting the Antec EA500 and the 6790.
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Alright, good luck with your new purchases, and happy computing ;)

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