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I'm debating if to stick a better GFX card in it and use it to play games at 720p res such as the new Alice game I'm dying to play but my laptop can't handle it very well at all!
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How about a Silverstone SST-ST50F-P Strider 500W Modular? It's a bit more expensive but you're right. Lots of bad reviews on Powercool.
Yeh, Silverstones a good brand. It's not a Corsair but that PSU will do the job.

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I'm debating if to stick a better GFX card in it and use it to play games at 720p res such as the new Alice game I'm dying to play but my laptop can't handle it very well at all!
As for your GPU, the A8-3850 can already play alot of games at medium settings at acceptable resolutions by itself, and when you add a Radeon card it uses both the integrated and the discrete card, so you should have enough GPU power to play games at 720p.
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Any reason you chose a Bluray writer-reader instead of just a reader?
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Any reason you chose a Bluray writer-reader instead of just a reader?
He probably just saw that it was Bluray and chose it. Or maybe he actually wants to burn Blurays...but he could get a reader for half the price of a writer if hes just watching them. I'd reccomend a Samsung SH-B123L.
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Any reason you chose a Bluray writer-reader instead of just a reader?
Not really, I could change it to a reader and save £30 but it's just a case of why not

EDIT: I have swapped it to the Samsung SH-B123L. Would rather put it towards something else.
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Not really, I could change it to a reader and save £30 but it's just a case of why not
If you don't plan on ever burning any, you could save £30 and put a little into a better PSU and GFX card for your game?
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Not sure which GPU to pick now.
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Not sure which GPU to pick now.
As I am cripplingly bored I'm going to make a lovely little spreadsheet to see whats the best to get from where etc and try save some pennies
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Sounds fantastic to me!

I don't have any consoles anymore so if I could play games on it at 720p (TV is 46" 1080p but can't really tell with games) like the new Alice and Portal 2 (both of which I have but can't play at the moment just sitting on a shelf thanks to my crap laptop) it would be fantastic. Pair it up with a 360 controller and away we go!

The Mrs really wants to play Alice - that's right my Mrs is a gamer although she is a WoW addict so if there is a game other than Warcrack she'll play then I'll get it!
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Not sure which GPU to pick now.
Since your going with the A8-3850 you'll definetly want a Radeon. How about a 6670 or a 5670? They'll max out alot of games at 720p which means excellent video performance as well.

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As I am cripplingly bored I'm going to make a lovely little spreadsheet to see whats the best to get from where etc and try save some pennies
That's very nice of you...
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