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Will a Nvidia GTX 650 ti 2gb work with my current pc setup?

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October 28, 2013 9:30:36 AM

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I appreciate all the answers!
So would it be best for me to update my cpu first or should I just wait it out and build a new pc all together?
Could I get by with updating the cpu/gpu alone?


Will it work and will it improve performance for some non intensive games like League of Legends or Minecraft etc on max settings?

My old desktop's specs:

System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: GN556AA-ABA a6200n
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 5120MB RAM

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

42" 1080p Monitor

I know especially my graphics card is pretty ancient.

Any help is appreciated!
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October 28, 2013 9:32:30 AM

yes it will work just fine but in the future you might want to upgrade your computer.
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October 28, 2013 9:36:15 AM

Not max, but medium-high settings as your cpu will be a hinderance in your card performance.
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October 28, 2013 9:36:21 AM

it would work, but it not going help you much with your weak cpu.
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October 28, 2013 9:40:18 AM

technically it will work...
but your system is generaly outdated for modern gaming , your processor will be a huge bottleneck for such video card...
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October 28, 2013 6:13:49 PM

I appreciate all the answers!
So would it be best for me to update my cpu first or should I just wait it out and build a new pc all together?
Could I get by with updating the cpu/gpu alone?
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October 28, 2013 6:32:12 PM

tomsAsker said:
I appreciate all the answers!
So would it be best for me to update my cpu first or should I just wait it out and build a new pc all together?
Could I get by with updating the cpu/gpu alone?

Everyone here who is answering you is wrong. You cannot use that video card in that machine because the power supply wouldn't even come close to running it. Your machine has a 250-300W PSU because it has on-board graphics. You'll have to put in a new PSU (at least 500W) and even then, I wouldn't recommend a GTX 650 Ti because it's just not a good value compared to the Radeon HD 7850. Here's a quote from anandtech:
"The fact of the matter is that from a price/performance perspective the $149 GTX 650 Ti 1GB is not competitive enough with the $169 Radeon HD 7850 1GB. At its best the GTX 650 Ti can match the 7850, and at its worse it can only keep up with a 7770. The end result is that most of the time the GTX 650 Ti is going to lose to the 7850 by more than the 13% price difference between the two, which means that NVIDIA is coming up short even if they are the cheaper option."
He said that even if the HD 7850 was $20 more, the GTX 650 Ti cannot compete with it. Right now, the HD 7850 is the same price. Here's two very well-matched contenders:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 1GB (GV-N65TBOC-1GD):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 OC 1 GB (GV-R785OC-1GD):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
After rebate, they're the exact same price. As for your power supply, fortunately you have an ATX case so this PSU will do the job just fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Now, you will experience a bottleneck from your platform but I would try out the new PSU and the HD 7850 just to see if it's acceptable to you. If it isn't, you can always upgrade later on. If it is acceptable to you, then you're laughing because these are things you'll need anyway. You'll also have to remove whatever is currently in your PCI-Express x16 slot.
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October 28, 2013 6:43:41 PM

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Now, you will experience a bottleneck from your platform but I would try out the new PSU and the HD 7850 just to see if it's acceptable to you. If it isn't, you can always upgrade later on. If it is acceptable to you, then you're laughing because these are things you'll need anyway. You'll also have to remove whatever is currently in your PCI-Express x16 slot.


Thanks! I was actually deciding between the Ti 2gb and the 7850 2gb already. That helped a lot.
So I can order the 7850 and the PSU and maybe after order a new cpu like an i3 3220 or something?

And if it does come to me ordering more would it all work with the case I have or should I just build a new pc as a whole when I have the cash?

Again thanks!
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