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Best video upgrade for Gateway DX4831-01E i3

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24 September 2010 04:12:47

I am looking at the HD5770 XFX or GTS450. My problem is I dont know what to expect with the Gateway DX4831-01E i3 machine in terms of room. Also what Brand and Model really would be best. I would like to spend no more than 140.00 for the card. Thanks!

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a c 236 U Graphics card
24 September 2010 04:21:13

the good news; either card will work fine. choose the one that offers the features you like best be it price, free game, better cooler, warranty, etc.,

the bad news; the stock 300w PSU will not run either card. ACER tends to stick poor PSU into their PCs. so an upgrade would be needed, if not already done
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24 September 2010 04:31:43

Thanks for the bad news. I was hoping to get by with the stock PSU. I guess I will add that to my list. Any ideas on PSU/Video combos that work well with this machine? I really like the HD5770 but the cooler looks huge. I have only seen pictures of the inside of this machine and it looks like the CPU fan might be crouding out the PCIE slot. I will have a better idea when I receive the machine.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
24 September 2010 08:13:49

the 600w PSU should work, the ATI 5770 is not very power hungry and it will be fine for adobe

as far as crysis, you can look at various benchmarks here but very few cards can run that game well.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/88
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25 September 2010 03:43:57

Best answer selected by bassmark.
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a c 274 U Graphics card
25 September 2010 03:48:12

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