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July 2, 2013 7:29:07 AM

Hey guys, i'm looking for a new GPU for my desktop PC. Pretty confused right now, so kindly suggest me a new one. here are my specs.
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intel quad 2 core 2.3 Ghz, 4 GB ddr2 RAM, 450 watt PSU, ATI 6670 1 GB ( i have to get rid of this), 23 inch monitor max res 1900*1080.

i'm looking for something that will play almost all latest games in normal settings and with at least 1600*1200 res.
and btw i'm from mumbai.

thank you.

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July 2, 2013 7:31:40 AM

For that, I'd recommend a GTX650 Ti Boost, GTX660 or GTX760 depending on your budget. All three represent exceptional performance for money.
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July 2, 2013 7:35:16 AM

sam_p_lay said:
For that, I'd recommend a GTX650 Ti Boost, GTX660 or GTX760 depending on your budget. All three represent exceptional performance for money.


i came across this one...
http://www.flipkart.com/msi-nvidia-n660-2gd5-oc-2-gb-gd...

It has 2 columns or lines for the video cables..why is it so ? my 6670 has only one column.
how do i know that this will fit in my motherboard ?
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July 2, 2013 7:40:04 AM

whats your budget? for 1080p [assuming you meant a 1920 x 1080 monitor ] atleast a 7790 is required to play modern games at mid to high settings with decent frame rates.
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July 2, 2013 7:41:37 AM

thasan1 said:
whats your budget? for 1080p [assuming you meant a 1920 x 1080 monitor ] atleast a 7790 is required to play modern games at mid to high settings with decent frame rates.


My Budget is around 15k, and i wouldn't mind ordering online.
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July 2, 2013 7:43:53 AM

That GTX660 is a good choice. It uses a PCI-E slot like your 6670. If you're not sure though, unplug your current card, Google PCI Express and compare the connectors visually. Almost certainly PCI-E though. And something like a HD7790 or GTX650 Ti (not Boost) will play most games at decent settings at 1080p, but more demanding games like Crysis 3 or Metro 2033 would require settings to be dropped quite low for good framerates.
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July 2, 2013 7:48:16 AM

@kirandbl i see that you've picked the MSI GF GTX 660. and you shouldn't be worried by the 2 column's for display output. it should fit your mobo fine, as your not SLI'ing. the 6670 had a single column for its video cables because it had a weak GPU so it didn't need a large heatsink to cool the card. so it was slim. GTX 660 doesn;t because it has a powerful GPU creating much heat so it has a big heatsink.

oh and can you specify yje manufacturer of your PSUas GTX 660 consumes a fairly large amount of power, and generic PSU's may not be able to run the card.
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July 2, 2013 7:50:04 AM

sam_p_lay said:
That GTX660 is a good choice. It uses a PCI-E slot like your 6670. If you're not sure though, unplug your current card, Google PCI Express and compare the connectors visually. Almost certainly PCI-E though. And something like a HD7790 or GTX650 Ti (not Boost) will play most games at decent settings at 1080p, but more demanding games like Crysis 3 or Metro 2033 would require settings to be dropped quite low for good framerates.


Yes i do have a PCI-e slot, sorry didn't mention that.
btw i finished playing metro 2033 just yesterday, played it at 1280 res with medium settings. and now for metro last light my 6670 does't seem to be enough.
Btw i dont think I know how to install that 2 column gpu, i have the HP branded m9760in.
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July 2, 2013 7:54:24 AM

Ah I assumed with you having a 1080p display that you'd want to game at 1080p. If you're happy to play at really low resolution then you could get away with much less. Like thasan points out, you'll need a decent PSU to run a decent card. And dual-slot cards install exactly the same as you'd install a single slot card :-) Just remove two of your backing plates on the case instead of removing one, then you can accommodate the double-size mounting bracket.
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July 2, 2013 7:54:36 AM

@kirandbl installing the card should be easy, you just push it into the slot, plug the proper power connectors and you may also need to add the screw between the GPU bracket and case slot and your good to go.


oh and another thing, you may wanna consider OC'ing that CPU if you want to minimize bottleneck. not the the C2Q is a big bottleneck but you will get better performance in CPU intensive games.


and since your PSU is from a cheap company you should cheack for the appropriate connector's as i too have a generic 400W PSU and it doesn't seem to have even a 6 pin power connector.
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July 2, 2013 7:56:24 AM

thasan1 said:
@kirandbl i see that you've picked the MSI GF GTX 660. and you shouldn't be worried by the 2 column's for display output. it should fit your mobo fine, as your not SLI'ing. the 6670 had a single column for its video cables because it had a weak GPU so it didn't need a large heatsink to cool the card. so it was slim. GTX 660 doesn;t because it has a powerful GPU creating much heat so it has a big heatsink.

oh and can you specify yje manufacturer of your PSUas GTX 660 consumes a fairly large amount of power, and generic PSU's may not be able to run the card.


I have 450 psu of a kinda cheap company. Its been more than a year now and its working just fine.

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July 2, 2013 8:01:02 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Ah I assumed with you having a 1080p display that you'd want to game at 1080p. If you're happy to play at really low resolution then you could get away with much less. Like thasan points out, you'll need a decent PSU to run a decent card. And dual-slot cards install exactly the same as you'd install a single slot card :-) Just remove two of your backing plates on the case instead of removing one, then you can accommodate the double-size mounting bracket.


haha..i'm feeling stupid man.. Now i get the 2 column thing. thanks.
and about the res, not that i like playing at 1280, i just have to coz the gpu is weak, i would LOVE to play at 1900*1080.

How abt this one..?
http://www.flipkart.com/galaxy-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650ti...
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July 2, 2013 8:02:55 AM

No worries :-) And that's an equally good choice - should handle Battlefield 3 single player at 1080p with everything cranked up to maximum. Games that are even more demanding you could then drop to medium-high. It's only around 10% lower framerates than GTX660.
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July 2, 2013 8:10:07 AM

thank you !! :) 
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July 2, 2013 8:20:01 AM

Pleasure :-) Have fun with your purchase!
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