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June 13, 2013 10:28:32 AM

I have a Asrock z77 extreme 4, i5-3570k, Corsair Vengeance 8gb ddr3. Currently using the Intel HD 4000 on-chip graphics and am looking for something more.

About 60% of the time, I would be doing some video editing and rendering (supports CUDA), and transcoding. I am just getting back into gaming, and want to have a system that can handle most graphics-hungry games with at least medium detail. I'd like to spend less than $200.

Would the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB be a good card to get, based upon my usage? The only weak spot is my PSU (Corsair CX 430) which would have to be upgraded to at least 450W according to the specs for this card.

Thanks.
June 13, 2013 10:31:49 AM

Yes, it would be a superb card.

It's basically a GTX 660 in a sense.
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June 13, 2013 10:35:22 AM

The 660 can be had for $200 but really since Adobe dropped Cuda support for OpenGL there is no advantage to an nvidia card over AMD now in days so just go for the best value and game bundle.
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June 13, 2013 10:35:36 AM

You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.
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June 13, 2013 11:36:05 AM

Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.
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June 13, 2013 11:45:00 AM

Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.


I was talking about the 660 and the 760.
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June 13, 2013 11:47:19 AM

Norlag said:
Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.


I was talking about the 660 and the 760.


The Corsair CX430 will have no trouble running a GTX 660. The 760 is not out so we do not know the power draw of that card yet.
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June 13, 2013 11:49:43 AM

Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.

Thanks, I bought the PSU because of its reputation. Am I correct in assuming that higher resolution and higher detail will draw more watts, and that the 450W figure is probably the max the card will draw on the extreme end? If true, I'd feel a little more comfortable trusting your advice.
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June 13, 2013 12:07:13 PM

teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.

Thanks, I bought the PSU because of its reputation. Am I correct in assuming that higher resolution and higher detail will draw more watts, and that the 450W figure is probably the max the card will draw on the extreme end? If true, I'd feel a little more comfortable trusting your advice.


No higher res will not draw more power than the max wattage and amperage of the card. The GPU manufactures give a rough estimate of recommended watts and always overcompensate for user error and low quality PSUs that do not output their rated amount. Your PSU is good quality with more than enough AMPs on the =12v Rail so it is fine. It's also not the watts that matter it's the amps on the (+12v Rail) that matter. The GTX 650ti boost needs 24 amps to run and the corsair CX 430 has 32 Amps on the (+12V Rail) so you are absolutely good to go and even have room to breath for OCing etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
https://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-3657.pdf
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June 13, 2013 12:26:08 PM

Darkman69 said:
teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.

Thanks, I bought the PSU because of its reputation. Am I correct in assuming that higher resolution and higher detail will draw more watts, and that the 450W figure is probably the max the card will draw on the extreme end? If true, I'd feel a little more comfortable trusting your advice.


No higher res will not draw more power than the max wattage and amperage of the card. The GPU manufactures give a rough estimate of recommended watts and always overcompensate for user error and low quality PSUs that do not output their rated amount. Your PSU is good quality with more than enough AMPs on the =12v Rail so it is fine. It's also not the watts that matter it's the amps on the (+12v Rail) that matter. The GTX 650ti boost needs 24 amps to run and the corsair CX 430 has 32 Amps on the (+12V Rail) so you are absolutely good to go and even have room to breath for OCing etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
https://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-3657.pdf

I meant to say that the draw at idle and the draw at max res/detail would presumably be different. If so, then even at max draw, the PSU I currently have sounds like it can pull the load.

Thanks for taking the time to explain. It sounds like maybe an extra case fan or two would be good insurance.
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June 13, 2013 12:29:55 PM

teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.

Thanks, I bought the PSU because of its reputation. Am I correct in assuming that higher resolution and higher detail will draw more watts, and that the 450W figure is probably the max the card will draw on the extreme end? If true, I'd feel a little more comfortable trusting your advice.


No higher res will not draw more power than the max wattage and amperage of the card. The GPU manufactures give a rough estimate of recommended watts and always overcompensate for user error and low quality PSUs that do not output their rated amount. Your PSU is good quality with more than enough AMPs on the =12v Rail so it is fine. It's also not the watts that matter it's the amps on the (+12v Rail) that matter. The GTX 650ti boost needs 24 amps to run and the corsair CX 430 has 32 Amps on the (+12V Rail) so you are absolutely good to go and even have room to breath for OCing etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
https://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-3657.pdf

I meant to say that the draw at idle and the draw at max res/detail would presumably be different. If so, then even at max draw, the PSU I currently have sounds like it can pull the load.

Thanks for taking the time to explain. It sounds like maybe an extra case fan or two would be good insurance.


The 650ti is very cool not need for a case fan as you rig will be very cool and efficient. You are worrying to much about nothing.
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July 29, 2013 8:14:42 PM

Darkman69 said:
teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.

Thanks, I bought the PSU because of its reputation. Am I correct in assuming that higher resolution and higher detail will draw more watts, and that the 450W figure is probably the max the card will draw on the extreme end? If true, I'd feel a little more comfortable trusting your advice.


No higher res will not draw more power than the max wattage and amperage of the card. The GPU manufactures give a rough estimate of recommended watts and always overcompensate for user error and low quality PSUs that do not output their rated amount. Your PSU is good quality with more than enough AMPs on the =12v Rail so it is fine. It's also not the watts that matter it's the amps on the (+12v Rail) that matter. The GTX 650ti boost needs 24 amps to run and the corsair CX 430 has 32 Amps on the (+12V Rail) so you are absolutely good to go and even have room to breath for OCing etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
https://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-3657.pdf

I meant to say that the draw at idle and the draw at max res/detail would presumably be different. If so, then even at max draw, the PSU I currently have sounds like it can pull the load.

Thanks for taking the time to explain. It sounds like maybe an extra case fan or two would be good insurance.


The 650ti is very cool not need for a case fan as you rig will be very cool and efficient. You are worrying to much about nothing.


I was wondering the exact same thing that teddymines is. Im planning on getting the 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked 2gb or an MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB, but i was worried about my psu, which is the exact same, a Corsair CX430M, not being able to support and power it. This post defiantly reassured me and i think i will be getting either one now. Question is which? An EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked 2gb or an MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB? Any help anyone? Thanks again!

EDIT: ill just add my current specs incasse it matters or anybody cares to see them

SPECS
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NZXT Source 210 case
AMD A10 6800k apu
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard
8gb G. Skills Ripjaws X 1866mhz RAM
1TB 7200rpm HDD
LG 24x optical drive
Corsair CX430M psu
Windows 8 64-bit OS
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July 30, 2013 9:57:08 AM

Interesting how things change in just 6 weeks or so. Now I have the GTX 760 on my radar! For around $260, tempting.
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August 3, 2013 3:27:30 PM

DarkDubzs said:
Darkman69 said:
teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
teddymines said:
Darkman69 said:
Norlag said:
You can find many gtx 660's for under $200, but yeah the 650 ti boost would be a good card for you. Or you could wait for the next gen equivalents, though they will likely draw more power. Since you have to upgrade your psu anyways, this wouldn't be much of an issue.

The corsair CX 430 is more than enough power for a 650ti boost or HD 7850 . OP you do not need to upgrade you PSU as it's a good quality unit.

Thanks, I bought the PSU because of its reputation. Am I correct in assuming that higher resolution and higher detail will draw more watts, and that the 450W figure is probably the max the card will draw on the extreme end? If true, I'd feel a little more comfortable trusting your advice.


No higher res will not draw more power than the max wattage and amperage of the card. The GPU manufactures give a rough estimate of recommended watts and always overcompensate for user error and low quality PSUs that do not output their rated amount. Your PSU is good quality with more than enough AMPs on the =12v Rail so it is fine. It's also not the watts that matter it's the amps on the (+12v Rail) that matter. The GTX 650ti boost needs 24 amps to run and the corsair CX 430 has 32 Amps on the (+12V Rail) so you are absolutely good to go and even have room to breath for OCing etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
https://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P4-3657.pdf

I meant to say that the draw at idle and the draw at max res/detail would presumably be different. If so, then even at max draw, the PSU I currently have sounds like it can pull the load.

Thanks for taking the time to explain. It sounds like maybe an extra case fan or two would be good insurance.


The 650ti is very cool not need for a case fan as you rig will be very cool and efficient. You are worrying to much about nothing.


I was wondering the exact same thing that teddymines is. Im planning on getting the 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked 2gb or an MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB, but i was worried about my psu, which is the exact same, a Corsair CX430M, not being able to support and power it. This post defiantly reassured me and i think i will be getting either one now. Question is which? An EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked 2gb or an MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB? Any help anyone? Thanks again!

EDIT: ill just add my current specs incasse it matters or anybody cares to see them

SPECS
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NZXT Source 210 case
AMD A10 6800k apu
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard
8gb G. Skills Ripjaws X 1866mhz RAM
1TB 7200rpm HDD
LG 24x optical drive
Corsair CX430M psu
Windows 8 64-bit OS

After looking around a little I could not find a huge reason to set the two apart. However the one reason I could find was that the 7870 can be overclocked. The 650ti SC already has been OC'd cant have to much more added to it. So really its a choice of do you want to over clock the 7870 to be a little better or keep the 650ti SC with out having to do anything. As a quick conclusion the 7870 will be better once OC'd but at its normal state is about the same as 650ti SC.
Edit: Prices can be the same sometimes with promos and such so keep that in mind. Also 7870 comes with crysis 3/650ti SC comes with $75 in-game coupon (to what game I have no idea).
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