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Computer Upgrade Help!!!

by kizunairo / January 3, 2012 3:06 PM PST

Hello! I'm trying to upgrade my computer to run games such as LoL on max settings. Please give some suggestions!
These are my computer specs at the moment:

Model E9107C(NP238AAR)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz)
Memory 8GB DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 4350, 512 MB DDR2 memory
Sound Card - Integrated
PowerSupply 300W

for more detailed specs, please visit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883147066


I'm thinking about upgrading the power supply, sound card, and the graphic card.Thanks!

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Gpu.
by Bob__B / January 3, 2012 8:29 PM PST

However that will require an upgrade to the psu.

What's the budget?

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budget
by kizunairo / January 4, 2012 1:41 AM PST
In reply to: Gpu.

budget is 100-200.
thanks

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budget
by kizunairo / January 4, 2012 1:40 AM PST

budget is 100-200.
thanks

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2012 1:53 AM PST

Since the PSU at that price point is going to be trouble, I'll toss out the next best upgrade.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5450,2549.html

It's a step up from your 4350 and may even use less Watts.

If you want to change the PSU, get the new big PSU in there (I suggest a SINGLE RAIL UNIT) then with your remaining bucks, use this list.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

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"This just in"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2012 4:20 AM PST
In reply to: Link, comment.

Read


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

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Sound Card?
by kizunairo / January 4, 2012 11:30 AM PST
In reply to: "This just in"

And is there any sound card you would recommend?

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2012 1:01 PM PST
In reply to: Sound Card?

While I like Creative Labs and if they are still in the game, Turtle Beach I rarely see a reason for this today.

Why? Because if I use HDMI the sound card is not used.
Bob

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