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Would an ASUS GTX 650 ti work with my current build???

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May 25, 2013 12:35:23 AM

Hello everyone,

My friend is selling me an ASUS GTX 650 ti 2GB graphics card.

I was wondering if I can add this card in without upgrading my other hardwares.

My current computer has:

1) i3 540 @ 3.06 ghz
2) 450GB HDD
3) 4GB RAM
4) 600w for the PSU

I'm planning to upgrade it from my old Geforce 8400gs. My motherboard has a PCI-E 2.0 1x16 slot. I am running Windows 7 Home 64-bits.

I am most concerned about my CPU because I heard i3 is the lowest end of all CPUs. Anyone have any suggestions about what I should do or would the GPU work just fine with my current build.

Also, would I be able to play bf3, crysis 3, guildwars 2, call of duty: black ops 2, and hitman: absolution on max setting with this build?

Thank you very much!

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May 25, 2013 12:41:14 AM

650 ti is a middle class GPU, i3 is also a middle class CPU so your good to go with that. but whats your resolution? if the screen is 1080p then youd have to settle with middle- to high, if low then you can run pretty much every game on high.
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May 25, 2013 12:58:29 AM

thasan1 said:
650 ti is a middle class GPU, i3 is also a middle class CPU so your good to go with that. but whats your resolution? if the screen is 1080p then youd have to settle with middle- to high, if low then you can run pretty much every game on high.


My resolution is 1920 x 1080 an aspect ratio of 16:9 and I use a dvi cable for my monitor.

Would my games lag if I put my settings on high with that resolution?
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May 25, 2013 1:07:02 AM

Stephanie Cohen said:
thasan1 said:
650 ti is a middle class GPU, i3 is also a middle class CPU so your good to go with that. but whats your resolution? if the screen is 1080p then youd have to settle with middle- to high, if low then you can run pretty much every game on high.


My resolution is 1920 x 1080 an aspect ratio of 16:9 and I use a dvi cable for my monitor.

Would my games lag if I put my settings on high with that resolution?


yeah if you play games at those res with high settings it will most probably lag. you have to lower your resolution/ settings to get playable frame rate with that card.
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May 25, 2013 1:28:23 AM

1080p itself is a bit high resolution for 650ti already regardless of your own system specs. You gotta lower details or resolution for sure...
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May 25, 2013 1:43:00 AM

Also, does anyone know if 600w PSU is enough for the system I stated? Do I need to get a new PSU? I'm kinda on a budget right now. Thanks!
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May 25, 2013 2:15:24 AM

Sorry, I have another question. Is 4GB of ram enough for my build? For gaming?
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May 25, 2013 5:46:48 AM

Stephanie Cohen said:
Sorry, I have another question. Is 4GB of ram enough for my build? For gaming?


yes 4gb i is enough. games normally use 3GB of ram. so you have a spare 1gb.
and 600 watt PSU is more than enough as long as it is from a good brand
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May 25, 2013 12:01:57 PM

thasan1 said:
Stephanie Cohen said:
Sorry, I have another question. Is 4GB of ram enough for my build? For gaming?


yes 4gb i is enough. games normally use 3GB of ram. so you have a spare 1gb.
and 600 watt PSU is more than enough as long as it is from a good brand


Yep my PSU is corsair brand and I heard it is good. Thanks for your help!
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