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Thoughts on card and psu for CS:GO

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My buddy is looking to get his computer ready for CS:GO and was looking for suggestions on a graphics card (and probably psu) for $200 if possible. His current set up is a HP pavilion P6616F-B.
Phenom II 4X 820
6GB RAM
Onboard graphics
250w psu

Thanks for your help.
post #2 of 6
a used 8800gt will probably be enough to max out CS:GO if its just gonna be an updated version of source engine. (eg. Portal 2)
If he wants new, get an HD6770.
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If you are going to put in any dedicated graphics I suggest a new PSU.
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grab a corsair cx430 and 5770 and call it a day
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Just get some used HD5770 or new HD6770, this card is a BEAST for low budget.
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Cool thanks for the suggestions guys. I think he's going to go with the 6770 and a cx500 that's on sale on amazon right now.
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