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    Any suggestions for PC Upgrade?

    Okay so im looking to upgrade my PC a little bit. Its a Dell i got earlier this year because my laptop fried on me and really needed something quick, so i found one online, wasnt a bad deal, i think i ended up paying like, 500 for it with the whole set up. monitor, speakers, keyboard mouse etc etc.

    Its an Inspiron 620 with an i5 processor

    300Watt Power Supply

    6gb DDR3

    Integrated graphics card.

    Standard Sized Tower, not the mini tower or slim tower, this is a regular sized tower. About 18" tall, 6-7" wide, about 20-23" deep.

    1 PCI Express slot.

    It can run Fallout 3 on High without too much lagg, but it cant run Skyrim on any settings. So im looking to upgrade the Power Supply as i just found a 550w power supply at best buy for 39 bucks, in order to run a more powerful Graphics card than the Radeon 6670. I was hoping someone could give me some suggestions, or reccommendations. Ive been looking around but its been at least 10 years since i went looking for computer hardware and i really just dont know what supposed to be looking for. I know i want DDR5 on the card, probably 2 gigs of it. Any help would be much appreciated, and if you need more information about the PC, ill try and get it posted. Thanks guys!


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    gtx660ti for around 300 bucks or gtx560ti for 180. Depending on how much power you really want. I have the 560 right now it can run most newish games decently. Id probably aim for around 660 for great value/performance ratio.

    Radeons are nice as well you tend to get more VRAM and crazy multi-monitor support Also greater value usually.

    Good time to buy tho! a lot of deals this time of the year
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    Whatever you do, make sure you buy a good quality power supply as it's the most important component of a PC.

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    Gtx 650ti is a GREAT midrange card ($150) that will run all games 1080p max settings but I recommend gtx 660 as well for future proofing a bit
    Last edited by Itachi; 11-30-2012 at 19:16.

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    do upgrade that pc just save up for a new one and see what kind of video cards come out. because if u buy a gpu u know dam well that a better one will be out. i had a dell it died on my after 3 years

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    Weird. Teh 660ti is quite a bit cheaper than the 7950 in USA ($25) but in UK the 660ti and 7950 there is only about a 5 difference.

    Last edited by keefy; 11-30-2012 at 19:35.
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    660ti is the best card on the market imo considering the performance vs price
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