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Graphics card upgrade to play Starcraft II

By hottestje
Nov 17, 2010
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  1. hey,
    I have gateway DX4831-01e, and I was wandering what graphics card I should get in order to play in Ultra in 1600*900, if that's possible.

    CPU : Intel Core i3 530 @ 2.93GHz
    Motherboard : Gateway H57M01
    Memory : DDR3 6GB

    I'm sorry I'm not sure what power I have.
    I was hoping to spend $100~130 at the most.
    I live in the U.S.

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

  3. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

  4. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    This should be the Gateway you have, and according to those specs you only have a 300W PSU likely a generic brand. Unfortunately if you really want to upgrade to something meaningful you will be needing a new power supply and your current budget needs to grow. Luckily though you are from the US and sales are really starting to ramp up for the holidays.

    I personally would recommend getting an Antec 430W PSU which is $30 bucks after MIR and $5 dollars off instant for pre-Black Friday sale with EMCZZZW26 promo code. Regarding a video card the 5770 would be the most logical choice, and the one Ahmed recommended is pretty solid. Of course you could wait and see what other deals come around over the next week. Also double check your case to make sure you have room since it is a stock PC, but I'm thinking you'll be fine.
     

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