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July 31, 2014 12:34:10 PM

So I want to spend around $120 (Can go a little higher) on a Graphics card, but cant determine what graphics card to go with. I have been looking at, but I've read that you have to have at least a 500watt PSU. Is this true? Or is there a better graphics card to choose?

I need an answer soon because I'm buying the final parts of my build (Haven't bought the PSU yet, but was looking at the semi-modular 430 Watt Corsair)

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July 31, 2014 12:37:40 PM

Wizard Bear said:
So I want to spend around $120 (Can go a little higher) on a Graphics card, but cant determine what graphics card to go with. I have been looking at, but I've read that you have to have at least a 500watt PSU. Is this true? Or is there a better graphics card to choose?

I need an answer soon because I'm buying the final parts of my build (Haven't bought the PSU yet, but was looking at the semi-modular 430 Watt Corsair)


It depends on the amperage, but mainly just the quality of the PSU in general. The best low wattage GPU would be the 750 Ti from NVIDIA. They range from $120-$150, depending on the make and seller.
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July 31, 2014 12:39:22 PM

Wizard Bear said:
So I want to spend around $120 (Can go a little higher) on a Graphics card, but cant determine what graphics card to go with. I have been looking at, but I've read that you have to have at least a 500watt PSU. Is this true? Or is there a better graphics card to choose?

I need an answer soon because I'm buying the final parts of my build (Haven't bought the PSU yet, but was looking at the semi-modular 430 Watt Corsair)


There's no way that card requires 500 watts. Also, for your budget, that's a pretty nice card for your build. You should go for it :) 
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July 31, 2014 12:40:47 PM

KyleADunn said:
Wizard Bear said:
So I want to spend around $120 (Can go a little higher) on a Graphics card, but cant determine what graphics card to go with. I have been looking at, but I've read that you have to have at least a 500watt PSU. Is this true? Or is there a better graphics card to choose?

I need an answer soon because I'm buying the final parts of my build (Haven't bought the PSU yet, but was looking at the semi-modular 430 Watt Corsair)


It depends on the amperage, but mainly just the quality of the PSU in general. The best low wattage GPU would be the 750 Ti from NVIDIA. They range from $120-$150, depending on the make and seller.


According to GPUboss, the card Wizard Bear pointed out does better than the 750ti. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R7-260X-vs-GeForce-GTX-7...

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July 31, 2014 12:44:55 PM


Yeah, that's what I found on NewEgg under it's specs. I'm really thinking about it because it just seems like a decent card (A good one for my budget). I have been looking at Nvidia cards, but the 750ti models just seem to be priced a little higher, and I'm not sure how they compare to this model.

Edit: But you have to remember that the 750ti uses lower wattage PSU's. If I need to, I can always bump up to a 500 Watt PSU, but I'm not sure if the r7 actually needs it.
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July 31, 2014 12:45:44 PM

MyBurger_ said:
KyleADunn said:
Wizard Bear said:
So I want to spend around $120 (Can go a little higher) on a Graphics card, but cant determine what graphics card to go with. I have been looking at, but I've read that you have to have at least a 500watt PSU. Is this true? Or is there a better graphics card to choose?

I need an answer soon because I'm buying the final parts of my build (Haven't bought the PSU yet, but was looking at the semi-modular 430 Watt Corsair)


It depends on the amperage, but mainly just the quality of the PSU in general. The best low wattage GPU would be the 750 Ti from NVIDIA. They range from $120-$150, depending on the make and seller.


According to GPUboss, the card Wizard Bear pointed out does better than the 750ti. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R7-260X-vs-GeForce-GTX-7...



While yes, the 260x is a better choice, though dependent on his system and PSU, GPUBoss is not a very reliable source of reference. Only their numbers can be used, not their score. Their scoring system is beyond FUBAR.
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July 31, 2014 12:50:24 PM



K6-II said:
You can get this card http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd7850dc1g... for less than 100$ and CX430M PSU or you can go little expensive and get GTX 660 with CX500M


The HD 7750 would be fine for usage with your current PSU, OP. If you're willing to upgrade your PSU, that'd change so many possibilities up for you.
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July 31, 2014 12:50:31 PM

K6-II said:
You can get this card http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd7850dc1g... for less than 100$ and CX430M PSU or you can go little expensive and get GTX 660 with CX500M


Never heard of that card... do you have any experience with this? I find it odd that it supposedly nowhere is selling it.
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July 31, 2014 12:51:35 PM

KyleADunn said:


K6-II said:
You can get this card http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd7850dc1g... for less than 100$ and CX430M PSU or you can go little expensive and get GTX 660 with CX500M


The HD 7750 would be fine for usage with your current PSU, OP. If you're willing to upgrade your PSU, that'd change so many possibilities up for you.


When you say upgrade your PSU, does that mean bump up to a 500Watt or go for a serious upgrade?
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July 31, 2014 12:56:55 PM

Wizard Bear said:
KyleADunn said:


K6-II said:
You can get this card http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd7850dc1g... for less than 100$ and CX430M PSU or you can go little expensive and get GTX 660 with CX500M


The HD 7750 would be fine for usage with your current PSU, OP. If you're willing to upgrade your PSU, that'd change so many possibilities up for you.


When you say upgrade your PSU, does that mean bump up to a 500Watt or go for a serious upgrade?


Even upgrading to a good quality 500w would open up many possibilities. But, I suppose that'd cut your budget left for the GPU down to like $70? Which would be a closer of possibilties.

I'd save up for a new PSU, then go for a new GPU. But if you absolutely need a new GPU right away, the HD 7750 or 750 Ti would be my two cents.
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July 31, 2014 12:59:35 PM

That's probably the best answer I'm going to get. I'll probably end up getting the 750ti later today and just stick with the 430Watt PSU. Thanks for the help!
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July 31, 2014 2:59:41 PM

Try an R7 260x. I play ANY game on ultra on 1920x1080 resolution.
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