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August 29, 2013 12:01:45 AM

i run an E7500 2.94GHz (i would like to oc and also i may head to water cooling)
G41C-VS ASrock mobo
two rams of 4GB DDR3 1600MHz g.skill ripjawsx
and an 450watts PSU
my old gpu is dead and i want an new one, it was thinking to buy 650ti boost or 660 but i have an PCIE 2.0 and changing mobo cpu psu would cost me a lot so for now i was just thinking to get an gpu.

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August 29, 2013 12:16:18 AM

what's the PSU? that's important, otherwise its all fine
August 29, 2013 12:21:31 AM

the EVGA GTX 650 ti Boost SC is one of the best value for money cards out there, i own one myself and can happily say they are very very good for the money you pay
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August 29, 2013 2:28:33 AM

Personally I'd snag a Radeon 7870 for $25 more but seeing as it sounds you don't want to buy a new PSU it's possible you'd be getting in the upper limits of what your PSU can deliver power-wise. Under that assumption the 650ti boost is pretty much the way to go. All PCIe is backwards compatible so even if your mobo is PCIe 2.0 that doesn't actually matter as the card will work regardless.

As for watercooling, the Corsair H80i or the H100i are decent choices. I personally run the H100i in my setup and it's great.
August 29, 2013 3:15:09 AM

There is barely any difference between pcie 2.0 and 3.0. I have got a Gainward gtx 650 ti, and i run bf3 at ultra so i would say that you don't need a high end card really.

As s3anister mentioned, those watercoolers are great. I have got a Cooler Master seidon 240m and my i5-4670k at 4.6ghz rarely passes 70°C during stress tests.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that the cpu is running at 1.26v.
August 29, 2013 3:41:35 AM

@powr2233: What was installed before? Exactly what PSU is installed?
Watercooling is an expensive option, especially for such an 'old' rig, and if the case is not designed to accommodate a watercooling loop installation will be tricky, a decent air cooler will give similar results and be easier to install and manage.
Don't worry about the PCI-E revision, the performance loss between 2.0 and 3.0 is barely measurable.
Probably the GTX650Ti/Ti boost or HD7790/7850 would be the best choice, but check the specs of the stronger cards, some may need dual 6 pin PCI-E connectors and, combined with a hefty overclock and an old unit, may overload the PSU.
August 30, 2013 5:53:42 PM

coozie7 said:
@powr2233: What was installed before? Exactly what PSU is installed?
Watercooling is an expensive option, especially for such an 'old' rig, and if the case is not designed to accommodate a watercooling loop installation will be tricky, a decent air cooler will give similar results and be easier to install and manage.
Don't worry about the PCI-E revision, the performance loss between 2.0 and 3.0 is barely measurable.
Probably the GTX650Ti/Ti boost or HD7790/7850 would be the best choice, but check the specs of the stronger cards, some may need dual 6 pin PCI-E connectors and, combined with a hefty overclock and an old unit, may overload the PSU.


Man i have never heard of this company to...
the psu is Umax nPower UNP450
its one of those cheap ones, i have used 9800gtx before.
maybe i can get an psu if needed, how much watts would i need?
i run
e7500 want to oc
G41C-VS with dual channel 1600MHz skill
1 sata 7200rpm hdd and one IDE 5200 rpm hdd and an DVD RW drive which i never use
how much power would i need? if i upgraded to gtx 650 or ti or boost edition.
August 30, 2013 7:13:57 PM

a 500W one should be good
August 30, 2013 9:48:18 PM

jinayhvora said:
a 500W one should be good


jinayhvora said:
a 500W one should be good


So its 450W now and you are saying me upgrade to 500w? really its better i throw my Secondary HDD that would save some of the 50w, if i need a 500w i dont think i should really upgrade to 500w better i remove the useless components.
August 31, 2013 3:56:45 AM

Cheap PSUs usually fail to deliver their rated output (I've seen them blow up on test at 60% load!) and always lack the protection of better quality units, that's why they are cheap.
Swapping out a HDD is only going to save a few Watts, not enough to make a real difference but overclocking will significantly increase to CPUs power draw.
So I'll advise you set aside <>$60 (US) for a good quality PSU rather than risk the existing unit failing and damaging other parts of the system, aim at 450 to 500W from a good maker like: Corsair, Silverstone, Seasonic, Pc Power and Cooling, Antec, OCZ, Fractal Design or the Rosewill Capstone series.
This handy chart shows how the cards stack up against one another:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
August 31, 2013 7:03:31 AM

power2233 said:
jinayhvora said:
a 500W one should be good


jinayhvora said:
a 500W one should be good


So its 450W now and you are saying me upgrade to 500w? really its better i throw my Secondary HDD that would save some of the 50w, if i need a 500w i dont think i should really upgrade to 500w better i remove the useless components.


the point is not the total wattage only but the quality as well, as theoretically even 450W will be enough for u
removing HDDs will not save much power, as major power guzzlers are the CPU and GPU
also, why the double quotes?
September 1, 2013 10:08:31 AM

jinayhvora said:
power2233 said:
jinayhvora said:
a 500W one should be good


jinayhvora said:
a 500W one should be good


So its 450W now and you are saying me upgrade to 500w? really its better i throw my Secondary HDD that would save some of the 50w, if i need a 500w i dont think i should really upgrade to 500w better i remove the useless components.


the point is not the total wattage only but the quality as well, as theoretically even 450W will be enough for u
removing HDDs will not save much power, as major power guzzlers are the CPU and GPU
also, why the double quotes?


i am buying gtx 650ti boost evga sc edition and an Cooler Master Thunder 500W 500 Watts PSU or an Corsair VS550 550 Watt PSU i am unable to decide which one, does my gpu needs additional power from psu? because cooler master one had 6+2pin for pci-e
September 1, 2013 10:23:09 AM

Either will do nicely.

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September 1, 2013 11:36:16 AM
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geta CX500 from Corsair
September 15, 2013 10:25:22 AM

Random question how can you run 1600Mzh ram when mobo supports only 1333Mzh?
September 15, 2013 1:02:40 PM

Dabos123456 said:
Random question how can you run 1600Mzh ram when mobo supports only 1333Mzh?


The RAM will run at 1333mhz.
September 25, 2013 10:24:34 PM

Dabos123456 said:
Random question how can you run 1600Mzh ram when mobo supports only 1333Mzh?


Yup and if you have an 1333MHz cpu too you can oc you CPU to 1600MHz and make them work good only if you have an good cooler and an 1333MHz cpu means u should atleast have e8XXX C2D or ahead.
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