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looking for a good ddr 5 graphics card for fps games !

pc specs

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor
GA-78LMT-S2 - mobo
4 gb ram
psu 450 watts


any suggestions for a graphic card ! i am also gonna install an additional 4 gb ram !
thinking about changing the psu also if it can't power any graphic card you have in mind ! thanking you in advance .
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  1. I think a good fit for your build would be a R9 270 or a 660 GTX. In CPU intense games, the 955 is going to work pretty hard keeping up with any faster GPUs. What is the make and model of the PSU? That is pretty important.
  2. I think a good fit for your build would be a R9 270 or a 660 GTX. In CPU intense games, the 955 is going to work pretty hard keeping up with any faster GPUs. What is the make and model of the PSU? That is pretty important.[/quotems


    wont a 2 gb gpu be an over kill ? and ths psu is a tsata plus psu! not sure what that is , i am also gonna install a 4 gb ram will the psu be able to do take that much with a 2 gb graphics card ?, i read somewhere that if your resolution is less than 1600 x 900 dont buy an 2 gb graphics card is that true ? reply asap , :) ty for commenting
  3. ranny said:
    [wont a 2 gb gpu be an over kill ? and ths psu is a tsata plus psu! not sure what that is , i am also gonna install a 4 gb ram will the psu be able to do take that much with a 2 gb graphics card ?, i read somewhere that if your resolution is less than 1600 x 900 dont buy an 2 gb graphics card is that true ? reply asap , :) ty for commenting


    It's not strictly about the size of the VRAM, it's about the power of the card. Those cards are mid level graphic cards that have 2GB VRAM stock. The common consensus is if you are playing at a resolution below 1920x1080, 2GB is fine. Adding 4GB of RAM won't be a problem. The brand of PSU is important. Can you please verify the make and model of your PSU?
  4. barto said:
    ranny said:
    [wont a 2 gb gpu be an over kill ? and ths psu is a tsata plus psu! not sure what that is , i am also gonna install a 4 gb ram will the psu be able to do take that much with a 2 gb graphics card ?, i read somewhere that if your resolution is less than 1600 x 900 dont buy an 2 gb graphics card is that true ? reply asap , :) ty for commenting


    It's not strictly about the size of the VRAM, it's about the power of the card. Those cards are mid level graphic cards that have 2GB VRAM stock. The common consensus is if you are playing at a resolution below 1920x1080, 2GB is fine. Adding 4GB of RAM won't be a problem. The brand of PSU is important. Can you please verify the make and model of your PSU?


    zeb-450w (tsata) http://www.zebronics.com/products/gold-series/zeb-450w-t-sata-plus
  5. Eh, I don't think I would use that PSU with the new graphics card. If the specifications are correct, it only has one +12 Rail that outputs 16A. And if that is correct, your CPU and a new 660 GTX would overload that +12 Rail, which is bad. If you want a 660 GTX, I think you should get a new power supply as well.
  6. barto said:
    Eh, I don't think I would use that PSU with the new graphics card. If the specifications are correct, it only has one +12 Rail that outputs 16A. And if that is correct, your CPU and a new 660 GTX would overload that +12 Rail, which is bad. If you want a 660 GTX, I think you should get a new power supply as well.


    Corsair CX500 http://www.corsair.com/en/builder-series-cx500 , how about this one ? is it ok ?
    and what is the difference between gaming ram and a normal ram ? do they function the same ?
    i have a simple ddr3 4gb ram should i get a sister ram or a crossair ram would function properly with the regular ram !!
  7. Best answer
    It's an ok PSU. This one is better: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg520m

    There are a few things that differentiate RAM: voltage, frequency, timings and cooling (heat spreaders). For the most part. Your motherboard supports they following type of RAM:

    - 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
    - Dual channel memory architecture
    - Support for 1333+ (O.C.)/1066 MHz memory modules

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#sp

    Now it's not recommended to mix RAM modules because of stability. For example, if you have a single 4GB stick, you shouldn't buy just another 4GB stick. You should technically buy a kit which contains two modules. Unfortunately, the memory modules that your motherboard are a little hard to find because of the odd speed. The best I could find were these.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f38500cl7d8gbrl
  8. barto said:
    It's an ok PSU. This one is better: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg520m

    There are a few things that differentiate RAM: voltage, frequency, timings and cooling (heat spreaders). For the most part. Your motherboard supports they following type of RAM:

    - 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
    - Dual channel memory architecture
    - Support for 1333+ (O.C.)/1066 MHz memory modules

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#sp

    Now it's not recommended to mix RAM modules because of stability. For example, if you have a single 4GB stick, you shouldn't buy just another 4GB stick. You should technically buy a kit which contains two modules. Unfortunately, the memory modules that your motherboard are a little hard to find because of the odd speed. The best I could find were these.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f38500cl7d8gbrl



    hi , which one of these should i buy ?
    http://www.zotac.com/in/products/graphics-cards/geforce-600-series/gtx-660/product/gtx-660/detail/geforce-gtx-660-1.html

    http://www.zotac.com/in/products/graphics-cards/geforce-600-series/gtx-660/product/gtx-660/detail/geforce-gtx-660-synergy-edition.html

    i noticed that they have the same core clock . when boosted the the synergy edition was better , and there are two fans on the gtx 660 the regular one , and the synergy had only a single fan , what do you recon ?
  9. I would get the two fan solution for better cooling. Performance will be the same.
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