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Hello,
I am seeking help from anyone who knows much about installing new computer components to a desktop computer. Reason being, I am trying to upgrade my computer so I can improve my gaming performance. My current specs are not important, I already made a thread about what components I should buy. I am looking to replace my Intel HD 2000 graphics card with a Radeon HD 6670, my Dell 300W PSU with a Corsair 750W, and also I need to know if an HDMI cable would suit my gaming needs (games such as Battlefield 3, CoD: Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops). Lastly, I just purchased a new monitor that has a 1600 x 900 resolution and I would like to know if it would support an HDMI cable, perhaps all new monitors do?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Edited by Deydria - 11/5/11 at 7:59am
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get a new computer

2500k
GTX 560 ti

A build of your stature shouldn't coast more than $800
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You need to look at the specs on the monitor you ordered, it will tell you if it supports HDMI. 750W power supply will be overkill if you're just going to use one graphics card. Go for a radeon 6850 or 6950 instead if you're trying to play battlefield 3 or cod3.
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I am not asking for advice on which new computer to get. I am looking to upgrade my current computer. Thanks for the off-topic suggestion, however.
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Never minding the comment on getting a new computer At your resolution those items should be fine depending on your CPU (anything dual core 2.5ghz+ should be fine) - not all monitors support HDMI, listing the specific monitor you're buying would be helpful. At the very least almost every new monitor supports DVI cables which would be the way that I would go, only difference in DVI and HDMI would be HDMI supports audio over the cable.

Of course the better the GPU the better, i.e. a 5770 / 5770 or 6850 would be a nicer upgrade, and going with something in the 450W range would be better for powering your rig (it might also save you a couple $$ over the 750W allowing you to get that better GPU).

*edit* I'd say any processor that has Intel HD 2000 GPU is going to be fine (as only Sandy Bridge i3's and i5's have HD 2000 GPU's)
Edited by appleg33k85 - 11/5/11 at 8:09am
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I am not asking for advice on which new computer to get. I am looking to upgrade my current computer. Thanks for the off-topic suggestion, however.
depends what cpu socket your motherboard is.

If it's too old and you can't buy the semi-latest parts for it, you might as well just build a new machine from scratch and not bother with upgrading for something that's going to last you for a limited time.
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(anything dual core 2.5ghz+ should be fine) - .

yeah, good luck taming BF3's Frost Bite 2 engine on a dual core

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If I just bought a Dell 620 out of their stock computers would that suffice for a foundation to upgrade upon?
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A Corsair 750w is overkill for a 6670. You should probably just give the budget your working with but if you reduce the PSU to a decent 550w, I imagine you would save alteast $30, and then you could put that savings into the GPU purchase and which would probably get you into 6790 range. This would be a much better choice for BF3 @ 1600 x 900.
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I think it should be noted, HDMI and DVI are the same quality, only difference is that HDMI carries audio too. So, if the moniter doesnt have speakers or an audio jack, then it shouldn't/wouldn't have HDMI. As it would be pointless.
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