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Old August 8, 2010, 10:52 AM
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what brand is your current 400W psu?
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Old August 8, 2010, 05:42 PM
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For new cards you'll want at least a good 500 watt psu. I would recommend a Corsair 520 at the minimum. The 460 is a great card, the 1gb version would be great as well from EVGA.
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As others have said, the GTX 460 768 MB version would be a great card for your setup. They can usually be found for under $200 CDN and it should max most games at 1280x1024. If you don't want that card, then the 5770 is also great bang for your buck.

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For new cards you'll want at least a good 500 watt psu. I would recommend a Corsair 520 at the minimum. The 460 is a great card, the 1gb version would be great as well from EVGA.
I don't think the OP would run into any problems with a quality 400 or 450 watt unit. Corsair CX-400 should handle a 5770 or GTX 460 fine.
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If you're still thinking of plunging and getting an HD5870..
I would recommend that you spend that additional money and either build a new computer, or use current parts (HDD, Optical Drives, DDR2? Ram, PSU, Case) and buy a updated motherboard, cpu and a sub$200 videocard.

At that point you'd probably get better overall performance in general, and SC2 would probably be fairly similar.
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Imho get the GTX 460. Bast card for the money atm. Overclocks by over 20%
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Old August 13, 2010, 11:41 PM
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I'd get the 460, then upgrade the cpu to a Phenom X3 if your motherboard is compatible so it wouldn't bottleneck the cpu. You could also o'c the processor to get some more performance out of it, but to my knowledge those cpu's oc poorly.
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