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December 10, 2013 8:24:57 AM

I have a desktop pc with an i7 processor, 8gb of ddr3 ram but no video card, and seeing as it is a small case and I have a limited budget, I've found out the MSI GeForce GT610 2GB, and I wanted to know if it is a decent upgrade from the motherboard's Intel 4000 gpu.

If it isn't, any other suggestions would be greatly apreciated.

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December 10, 2013 8:27:21 AM

Yes it is a decent upgrade. However at the same time you can go for an HD 7750 which will play even modern games at mid-high range settings (1080p).
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December 10, 2013 8:32:43 AM

akensai said:
Yes it is a decent upgrade. However at the same time you can go for an HD 7750 which will play even modern games at mid-high range settings (1080p).


And is it in the same price range as the GT610?
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December 10, 2013 8:34:07 AM

GT 610 is about $45, HD 7750 is around $80, but the difference between the two is about triple the performance for the 7750.
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December 10, 2013 8:38:44 AM

akensai said:
GT 610 is about $45, HD 7750 is around $80, but the difference between the two is about triple the performance for the 7750.


I see, think I'll save a little more and get the 7750 then, Thank you for helping :) 
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December 10, 2013 8:45:49 AM

A very important question.

How many watts can the power supply deliver? The Radeon HD 7750 is a pretty capable graphics card, but I generally do not recommend anything below a 300w PSU for it.

At this moment in time the least expense Radeon HD 7750 DDR5 graphics card is $70 after a $30 rebate. When not on sale / no rebate they typically sell for $90. There is a less expensive Radeon HD 7750 DDR3 graphics card, but the slower RAM will mean about a 25% loss of performance compared to the DDR5 version.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 10, 2013 8:53:11 AM

jaguarskx said:
A very important question.

How many watts can the power supply deliver? The Radeon HD 7750 is a pretty capable graphics card, but I generally do not recommend anything below a 300w PSU for it.

At this moment in time the least expense Radeon HD 7750 DDR5 graphics card is $70 after a $30 rebate. When not on sale / no rebate they typically sell for $90. There is a less expensive Radeon HD 7750 DDR3 graphics card, but the slower RAM will mean about a 25% loss of performance compared to the DDR5 version.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HD 7750 is 55w TDP. It's min req listings are highly exaggerated. I run it off a 220w generic PSU from 2004 or so with absolutely no issues.

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December 10, 2013 8:55:22 AM

jaguarskx said:
A very important question.

How many watts can the power supply deliver? The Radeon HD 7750 is a pretty capable graphics card, but I generally do not recommend anything below a 300w PSU for it.

At this moment in time the least expense Radeon HD 7750 DDR5 graphics card is $70 after a $30 rebate. When not on sale / no rebate they typically sell for $90. There is a less expensive Radeon HD 7750 DDR3 graphics card, but the slower RAM will mean about a 25% loss of performance compared to the DDR5 version.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If I'm not mistaken it has exactly 300w PSU
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December 10, 2013 8:58:17 AM

The main problem I think I might run into is it not fitting in the case, I have and Optiplex 9010 case from dell, and I'm not sure if it will fit in.
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December 10, 2013 8:59:47 AM

Klaus Langanke said:
The main problem I think I might run into is it not fitting in the case, I have and Optiplex 9010 case from dell, and I'm not sure if it will fit in.


Is it the micro version (smallest one)? It should fit in any of the other versions, but the tiny version will struggle to fit anything.
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December 10, 2013 9:05:39 AM

akensai said:
Klaus Langanke said:
The main problem I think I might run into is it not fitting in the case, I have and Optiplex 9010 case from dell, and I'm not sure if it will fit in.


Is it the micro version (smallest one)? It should fit in any of the other versions, but the tiny version will struggle to fit anything.


The case is this one http://us.hardware.info/productinfo/166503/dell-optiple...
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December 10, 2013 9:51:51 AM

It should fit with no issues, I have one in a smaller case than that.
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