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5770 on 250w ? :|

Greetings ,

As my topic speaks for itself , i would like you guys to please suggest me the best possible GPU for a 250w PSU. I cannot upgrade my PSU or anything in my PC , but my current GPU is not longer working. So i need a new one [The best one i can]

My PC Spec:

Intel Core2Duo E7400 @ 2.80ghz
2 GB RAM DDR2 , [May upgrade to 4 or 8 GB]
17 inch Monitor
250w PSU.

Hence , keeping the 17 inch monitor and 250w PSU , i did alot of research which lead me to Radeon HD 5570 and 5770. 5770 is VERY good with a requirement of 108w.
Should i go for it? Will it blow my PSU up?
Please tell me if u need any further specifications or information.

Thank you very much.
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  1. I wouldn't. You could run a 7750 on 250w but I certainly would not run a 5770.

    Either upgrade your PSU or get a lower power GPU. Also 2GB is not enough to play games nowadays. YOu will need to upgrade to atleast 4 GB.
  2. it does have a good chance of blowing it up. as the CPU takes about 60W at max load. so there is a slight chance of blowing it up... you should go with 7750 instead. only consumes 50W and shoud give much better performance. or a 6670 if your are bound by your budget it will most like perform a little slower compared to the 5770 but with almost half the power.

    also if you do chose a 5770 do you have a 6 pin PCIe connector cause thats the most important thing....

    EDIT: what brand is your PSU? cause the blowing up part pretty much depend's on i.
  3. Thank you for such a quick response firstly.

    I do have a PCI-E connector , but idk if its 6 pin. But i dont want to take any chances with the PSU blowing up and all , so ill just rule out 5770. I just compared 7750 and 6670 and i LOVED the 7750 :D. Because my previous GPU was GeForce 9400GT and 7750 is a huge upgrade to it.

    ....Oh and ill also upgrade my Ram to 4gb or 6gb DDR2

    Should i go with 7750 for sure?
  4. 7750 for sure but the blowing up part pretty much depend's on the quality of it. if its some generic one it might just blow up if its a from HP or something... there may be some chance, there may not( i don't know about the quality of HP & other OEM's PSU)
  5. Well, smeezekitty suggest upgrade the poster's RAM, not choosing a 2GB gfx.

    Currently there is still options besides HD 7750. RIght now AMD launched HD 7730 gfx, it has only 47W TDP and it's more suitable for 250W PSU. I think either HD 7750 or HD 6670 may cause pressure to his PSU. Remember get the GDDR5 HD 7730 to max out performance. Here is the review which shows the difference between HD 7730 DDR3 and GDDR5 version in gaming: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7730-cape-verde-review,3575.html
  6. @Maxime506 yeah i noticed... sorry about that, i got confused :S. on the other hand, 7730 is good but AFIK it's not available in US is it? if it is then its a much better option for OP's PSU, though a slightly lower performance compared to 7750.
  7. Don't go HD 5770, though it's stronger than HD 7750 slightly but since it has 108W TDP, it requires 10 amps output of your 12V rail on your PSU, plus your CPU needs 5 amps, and your other components need to take another 6-8 amps, so by putting in HD 5770 it would draw 250W power, but since your PSU's efficiency, luckily, has 80% efficiency, it will still blow up your PSU and te whole rig in worst case scenario.
  8. Unfortunately it has one on newegg.com but it's a DDR3 version. So go HD 7750 is better, but remember choosing a DDR5 version
  9. I just checked out 7750 , its almost 125 $ :(.

    Anything below 70-80 $?
  10. Maybe a 6670
  11. Just abit out of budget as well. How is 5670? , it fits PERFECTLY within the budget and my PC spec.
  12. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= this is as low as i could find. originally $89, $79 after 10$ MIR. anything lower than this are just DDR3 versions..
  13. Where are you buying from?
  14. I dont know , i just want to fix my mind on the perfect GPU for me first and then go look for a place to buy. I am cool with anywhere as long is its in the budget.

    and thasan1 , i honestly cant afford 7750 :(
  15. smeezekitty said:
    I wouldn't. You could run a 7750 on 250w but I certainly would not run a 5770.

    Either upgrade your PSU or get a lower power GPU. Also 2GB is not enough to play games nowadays. YOu will need to upgrade to atleast 4 GB.


    what? even the highest end cards (770/780) come in 2-3GB only, and with that weak a card anything above 1GB is massive overkill
    edit: Sorry, i thought u meant Graphic Card RAM
  16. what is your budget?and your monitor res and games your gonna play?

    @jinayhvora he meant CPU ram not gfx ram.
  17. a 7730 will really be the best bet for u
  18. I am not a hardcore gamer , but i am a 24-7 CS 1.6 player. But i had 100 fps with my 9400GT so CS 1.6 wont be a problem.

    Also i am a big fan of Crysis , A.Creed , Diablo series. My 9400GT could also run A.Creed III in medium settings and the latest max payne in medium settings @ 20-25 fps in fraps.

    So i dont actually need a SUPER - HIGH graphic card because keep in mind that my monitor is only 17 inches , so its just a waste of GPU if its all powerful anyway.

    THATS why i wanted to go with 5670. Here check it out :

    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=623&card2=578
  19. Btw , is there a 7730? O_O! , i cant find it in the gpureview.com - the comparison site.
  20. Here's Tom's Review of the 7730, notice the difference between the DDR3 and GDDR5 versions, and also its performance compared to a 7750
  21. Nave1992 said:
    I am not a hardcore gamer , but i am a 24-7 CS 1.6 player. But i had 100 fps with my 9400GT so CS 1.6 wont be a problem.

    Also i am a big fan of Crysis , A.Creed , Diablo series. My 9400GT could also run A.Creed III in medium settings and the latest max payne in medium settings @ 20-25 fps in fraps.

    So i dont actually need a SUPER - HIGH graphic card because keep in mind that my monitor is only 17 inches , so its just a waste of GPU if its all powerful anyway.

    THATS why i wanted to go with 5670. Here check it out :

    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=623&card2=578


    all right go with it.
    EDIT: i don't think you will find a 5670 anymore. go with a 6570.
    HIS HD 6570 2GB: cheapest i could find at 51$ : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090YKC2S/?tag=pcpapi-20
  22. jinayhvora said:
    smeezekitty said:
    I wouldn't. You could run a 7750 on 250w but I certainly would not run a 5770.

    Either upgrade your PSU or get a lower power GPU. Also 2GB is not enough to play games nowadays. YOu will need to upgrade to atleast 4 GB.


    what? even the highest end cards (770/780) come in 2-3GB only, and with that weak a card anything above 1GB is massive overkill
    edit: Sorry, i thought u meant Graphic Card RAM


    Actually I have seen my 6670 go over the 1 GB quite a few times
  23. Thanks thasan1 :D!

    But ,

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090YKC2S/?tag=pcpapi-20

    No warranty mentioned here? :o , or did i miss it? :|
  24. meh i never saw any warranty in amazon. probably because i don't actually use e-tailer's.
  25. Best answer
    Attention, there is a 70-ish hd 7750 right over here: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77501gbd5dh, 125 bucks will be a hd 7790 or hd 7850 card mate
  26. It has warranty? , I need warranty for electronic products :( , just to be safe.

    Ill go with 7750 mentioned by maxime if it has warranty in it.
  27. Well u could check by yourself, not be too lazy. Here is the warranty description of HD 7750

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=70112&vpn=AX7750%201GBD5-DH&manufacture=PowerColor
  28. Hello Maxime,

    Wasn't being lazy , just did not know where to check about the warranty and stuff.

    So its a 2 year manufacturing warranty . I am happy with it. 7750 is an amazing upgrade to my GPU.

    Thank you so much to all of your suggestions. Ill be going with 7750 as suggested by Maxime.

    Thanks alot guys.
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