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gtx 650ti at 90$ a good buy?

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June 20, 2014 5:31:57 AM

i'm using 4670 currently and since i'm in a tight budget im looking for a used card so i saw a zotac reference gtx 650ti at 90$ used for 6 months.my reolution is 1600x900 and i play all type of games specifically crysis 3 at medium settings.is it a good buy ?i also saw 6850 for the same price.

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June 20, 2014 5:41:42 AM

Assuming the card is good, it is a good deal.
Later this evening, Newegg will have a Shellshocker on a HD7770. There will be a rebate, but if I remember correctly, it's going to end up around $65. It isn't as strong as a GTX650Ti, but is still a huge upgrade from what you have.
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June 20, 2014 9:50:25 AM

The GTX 650ti will be very good for your resolution. It is faster overall than the AMD 6850.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_650...

Be aware though that they both use more power than the 4670 (more so the 6850) & require a supplementary 6 pin power connector (or dual molex to 6 pin). if you need a low power consuming card that don't require supplementary 6 pin power, the AMD 7750 (GDDR5 model) or GTX 750 are good candidates if you can find one or budget it.

What make/model of PSU do you have ?




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June 20, 2014 9:55:28 AM

for like 10-20 more bucks I'd just buy a brand new GTX 750 superclocked, so you have a warranty. It's not a bad gpu but if the 650ti breaks in a couple weeks/months you're kinda outta luck. The 750 superclocked pretty much matches the 750ti in tests I've seen, it's not a well known fact though like the more mainstream 750ti is.
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June 21, 2014 4:17:30 AM

Scampi said:
The GTX 650ti will be very good for your resolution. It is faster overall than the AMD 6850.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_650...

Be aware though that they both use more power than the 4670 (more so the 6850) & require a supplementary 6 pin power connector (or dual molex to 6 pin). if you need a low power consuming card that don't require supplementary 6 pin power, the AMD 7750 (GDDR5 model) or GTX 750 are good candidates if you can find one or budget it.

What make/model of PSU do you have ?


my specs are
intel core2duo E8400 @3ghz (running at stock cooler)
4gb ddr2 800mhz ram
1tb hdd
asus p5kvm motherboard
cooler master extreme power plus 460w (it has 2 pci-e 6 pin adapter and plenty more adapters)
i'm using this system for the past 6 years.
actually the card i'm buying is a used one the priginal price is double the current price in mentioned .also i'm experiencing coil whining in my psu asin my state we did not get enough voltage during night times.


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June 21, 2014 12:50:43 PM

GTX 650ti requires 20 Amps on the 12v rail & a 400W PSU minimum

The Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460w has dual 18 Amp 12v rails that gives a total of 312W/26 Amps on the 12v rail. It is compatible, as it has enough Amps.

BUT if it's been used for 6 years, and as it's a low end PSU with cheaper capacitors, the capacitor ageing can have more of an effect, especially when you add the extra load of a graphics card.

I can't guarantee it will work, it will be at your own risk.

I'd suggest replacing the PSU, i appreciate if the budget is tight, this Antec PSU is decent value & better quality than the Cooler Master. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...

Antec VP-450 ($38) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-vp450
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June 21, 2014 7:55:36 PM

Scampi said:
GTX 650ti requires 20 Amps on the 12v rail & a 400W PSU minimum

The Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460w has dual 18 Amp 12v rails that gives a total of 312W/26 Amps on the 12v rail. It is compatible, as it has enough Amps.

BUT if it's been used for 6 years, and as it's a low end PSU with cheaper capacitors, the capacitor ageing can have more of an effect, especially when you add the extra load of a graphics card.

I can't guarantee it will work, it will be at your own risk.

I'd suggest replacing the PSU, i appreciate if the budget is tight, this Antec PSU is decent value & better quality than the Cooler Master. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...

Antec VP-450 ($38) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-vp450

but if i replace the cpu is there any bottleneck in my system since my processor is only core2duo E8400 @3ghz and 4gb ddr2 ram.

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June 21, 2014 8:26:00 PM

what games are you trying to play? A dual core at 3ghz can still hold up in older stuff but a quad core is what most people use now a days for serious gaming, 4gb is ok, although 8 is recommended for modern gaming.


Instead of just sinking more money into such an old system, at least getting a modern i3 cpu and h81 motherboard+8gb ram would be better, it looks like your PSU isn't very good either, I'd still recommend just getting a gtx 750 Superclocked or GTX 750ti
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June 22, 2014 2:51:17 AM

Onus said:
You've got a 430W PSU: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
Many low-end Coolermaster PSUs have liar-labels on them, and this is not actually their worst. Keep it to a GTX750 or GTX750Ti.


thanks for the information that this is a 430 w psu i would have never known it if you didn't tell me
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