Need GPU for semi-old computer with DDR2, considered HD 5770

By 857308
Sep 20, 2010
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  1. I built a computer on a budget with:

    Mainboard : Dell 0ND237
    Chipset : Intel i945G/GZ
    Processor : Intel Pentium 4 650 @ 3400MHz
    Physical Memory : 3072MB
    Video Card : Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
    Hard Disk : Western Digital WD800JD-75MSA1 (80GB)
    DVD-Rom Drive : Toshiba-Samsung CDRWDVD TS-H492C
    Monitor Type : Tatung V37NCGE - 37 inches
    Network Card : Broadcom BCM5751 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
    DirectX : Version 9.0c (May 2010)

    I have looked around for 200 and below and found a

    HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

    this one is on newegg for 140 but what do you recomend

    (and will i be able to play halo reach on low settings)
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I'm guessing you have an Optiplex GX620? Your PSU will be the limiting factor here; is it the 305W supply or the 280W one? You can check the sticker located on the PSU itself for confirmation.
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    lol halo reach... bot post?
  4. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    A user-name consisting entirely of numbers and he wants to play Halo Reach on PC? hahaha
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Dammit, that's what no coffee does to a caffeine addict! :O

    He "built" a Dell computer. Riiiight.
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    In your dreams mate .........

    By the way how do you build an already built computer ?
  7. malakaayo

    malakaayo TS Rookie Posts: 17

    if you FURTHER plan to build a new computer system based on newer intel/amd processors, then use that 5770, otherwise you can save money by using ati 4670 1 gb ddr3...
  8. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    LOL this thread
  9. 857308

    857308 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    actualy i did build it i used the junk parts from a crappy computer, put 4 gigs of ram in it and a 750 watt psu in a different tower

    by the way archeam i noticed you used kingston value ram the !@#$iest ram on the planet
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28 do know that Halo: Reach is an X360-only game? Either you honestly don't know, or I've just fed the troll! :p
  11. ThermoDonut

    ThermoDonut TS Rookie Posts: 16

    you'll probably need to buy a new psu.
  12. 857308

    857308 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes i realize halo reach is x box 360 only i was just wanting to build a computer that could theoretically play it if it did come to pc

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