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Quamberdelo

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So, I have been wanting to play the game called Amnesia for a while now. Realizing there was a demo, I decided to download it, but I realized that my video card was... way below the standard. Given the 100$ or less budget I have, I'm honestly not too sure of what I should get but do have something in mind.

I have a Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family video card built into the computer itself and wish to get a different one.

One that my friend had found was called SAPPHIRE 100289VGAL Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card. He told me to ask before I got this video card.

Here is the link to the new video card: My link

I'm wondering if there are any cheaper/better options that are under 100$.


My computer model is: Asus Essentio CM5571-BR003

Thank you in advanced!
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Hi Quamberdelo :)
Unless you have previously upgraded the stock 300W PSU that your computer was shipped with to 400W or greater you will not be able to run your proposed card, see the system requirements @ http://www.amd.com/u...overview.aspx#3 and the specs for your present PSU can be found @ http://www.dealigg.c...-20100525180032 also be aware that some brands of this card require a 500W or greater PSU.
Sorry it is not better news but it is vital to have a good quality brand and adequate power supply unit because if you do not it can pop and take the rest of your system with it.
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Do you have any recommendations for a new PSU?
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Hey, I currently have this graphics card and it runs really good. It runs all the high graphic games that I play really well. It's also under your budget which will leave you enough money to get a power supply if you dont already have one that is 350 watt or greater.

Here is the link to the graphics card that I'm talking about: http://www.compusa.c...961945&CatId=36

And here is a link to a power supply that would support the card: http://www.compusa.c...255391&csid=_25

Edited by Maria Wicks, 05 August 2011 - 03:42 PM.

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GFX Card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102930
PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139027
Within your budget after mail in rebate, I hope this is helpful :)
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Thank you for the input!
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You are welcome, let us know what you decide on or if we can assist in any way.
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