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May 30, 2010 6:19:58 AM

Hello,
I'm from India and I need some help deciding between the the 5750 and the GTS 250, although the GTS 250 performs slightly better, 5750 is cool, consumes less power and is DirectX 11, my budget prevents me from buying a higher priced card... please advice...

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a c 169 U Graphics card
May 30, 2010 7:35:11 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Performance-wise the difference isn't much,in most games GTS 250 wins and in some games with AA enabled,5750 wins but the overall difference isn't noticeable.
And as you mentioned,5750 runs cooler,and consumes less power.so i would go for a 5750,but you can't go wrong with either
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May 30, 2010 9:45:31 AM

Thanks for the advice, i think i'll go in for the 5750, but if it's not available, i'll get the GTS 250...also, i have a 450W Zebronics SMPS, it's not a pure watt or anything, just the normal cheap one...will i need to upgrade that ?
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May 30, 2010 9:55:35 AM

please don't buy gts 250 lol, buy the 5750. Actually suppose the prices are pretty expensive for those, go for which ever fits your budget. You can stay with the 5750 i think with your 450 watt psu. Is it 80 plus certified though? Make sure it is. If it's not you need an upgrade anyway for both cards. The minimum psu requirement for gts 250 is 450 watts, but i'd take a 500 watt psu for it to be honest, but the 5750 uses very little power, you could stay with your psu if you bought that card. Taking in mind that it is 80 plus.
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May 30, 2010 10:26:08 AM

ok, i will go in for the 5750; it doesn't say on the SMPS if it is 80 plus....any idea how i can find out ?
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May 30, 2010 10:31:18 AM

is it a pro series? I can't find the model on zebronics official website.
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May 30, 2010 10:33:00 AM

look at the power supply, itself, have you got the box?
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2010 11:56:25 AM

Hi Aditya!
That Zebronics PSU you have is a very cheap quality PSU and will not take the load of a HD5750. You should certainly change the PSU.

Get a Corsair 400CX for Rs3000 which is an awesome PSU and will easily run a HD5750. Go for Gigabyte Superb 460W for Rs2200 if budget is very limited.

Regarding the cards, I would suggest you HD5750 over GTS 250 for all the reasons you yourself mentioned :) 

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May 30, 2010 12:08:07 PM

Thanks a lot everyone! You've all been of great help. I'll try changing the PSU asap. I'll be getting the card in the next few days, so any suggestions till then are welcome.
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May 30, 2010 12:11:42 PM

Best answer selected by aditya_988.
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May 30, 2010 12:18:22 PM

you don't have to go corsair since they are very expensive, and you can find a same wattage psu just as efficient and good quality as it for slightly cheaper. A list of good brands that you should look for include; thermaltake, cooler master, and there are others, but i have only used these two brands lol so i can't think of anything else. Get a 500 watt psu, or 450 if you are on a strict budget. The 500 watt psu will guarantee upgrade in the future to an ati 5850 if you want to eventually. Don't spend as much as you can, read reviews on power supplies and find the best psu for your budget.
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2010 3:35:14 PM

Nashsafc said:
you don't have to go corsair since they are very expensive, and you can find a same wattage psu just as efficient and good quality as it for slightly cheaper. A list of good brands that you should look for include; thermaltake, cooler master, and there are others, but i have only used these two brands lol so i can't think of anything else. Get a 500 watt psu, or 450 if you are on a strict budget. The 500 watt psu will guarantee upgrade in the future to an ati 5850 if you want to eventually. Don't spend as much as you can, read reviews on power supplies and find the best psu for your budget.


Coolermaster?
The only Coolermasters that are cheaper than Corsair 400CX are the Extreme Power series which are pathetic!!

Better go for the Gigabyte I mentioned if you want anything cheaper than Corsair.
Otherwise Corsair is the best for money...
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May 30, 2010 3:56:30 PM

Thanks guys, i will do a little more research on the power supply and post any questions i have...
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May 30, 2010 4:30:20 PM

hmm, yeah prices seem different where i live.
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May 30, 2010 6:15:38 PM

Nashsafc said:
is it a pro series? I can't find the model on zebronics official website.

My power supply is a ZEB-450W SATA Plus (20 + 4 PIN) which comes under the regular series in the Zebronics website....is it good enough or is it really as bad as shubham1401 says it is ?
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May 30, 2010 6:19:07 PM

he probably knows more than me about your power supply. I'd buy a new one. Pay about £60 i don't know how much that is in dollars for a power supply, anything more and you are paying too much for a low wattage power supply.
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May 30, 2010 6:22:59 PM

Thank you very much. I'll try to get a good new psu.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 30, 2010 6:35:07 PM

On average the HD5750 actually performs slightly better than the GTS 250 to go along with the greater power efficiency and DX11 compatibility. That said if you are on a tight budget the GTS 250 might still be the better choice depending on the price difference. I don't know about the best prices on those two cards where you are but here the price difference makes the GTS 250 usually the better buy. Other cards to consider in that general performance area are the HD4850 and the HD4770.
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May 30, 2010 7:21:11 PM

How much are you willing to spend on a PSU?
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May 30, 2010 7:27:03 PM

consider the 4870 to, except it gets quite hot, it's only 10 more watts than the gts 250. But you can probably find it cheaper than a 5770. The 4870 has the same performance as well as the 5770, looking at reviews it really does. The 5770 might be 2 fps faster. I don't really want you to buy the gts 250 lol becuase i had it in the past and i was rushing to get rid of it. You can not overclock it at all, you will get artifacts in the screan, but it won't crash, still for me that's not adequate. nvidia control panel is rubbish too, i mean with ati control panel you get a picture of the quality that your adjusting, and it moves when you want it too so you can see how anti-aliasing for example increases picture quality by looking straight at the diagram it provides you. ATI control panel is more user friendly too. There are games that havok (ati has) exceeds Nvidia's Phyzx, and it's 50/50, ATi does have it's strong points. Looking at most reviews for example, the ati 4850 does better at COD 4 than the GTS 250 does. But obviosuly a more powerful Nvidia card will perform better. I actually think right that ATI 4870 is more vibrant the the GTS 250 aka 9800gtx+, stupid thing lol. I used the same monitor with both cards and the same contrast and brightness, the ati card does seem to have a bit better image quality, it's odd but i realy do think that and i experienced it.
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June 1, 2010 6:52:57 PM

hey guys, thanks a lot, i have bought an XFX HD 5750 and it works great! Thanks again for your help, couldn't have done without...
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June 1, 2010 8:12:42 PM

cool sounds good for you. Tell me your average temps and load temps btw, want to compare it to my ati 4870 lol. Getting an aftermarket cooler for it finally anyway, it's ridiculous, that is the stock heat sink they give with such a high end expensive card. I opened it up and looks like it's a tiny piece of metal heatsink and a fan that is far from it on the side, it's embarrasing to think just that was cooling my graphics card, will get my arctic twin turbo pro tomorrow.
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July 20, 2010 6:07:23 AM

Gigabyte Superb 460W rocks.. It runs my MSI 5770 HAWK easily... I normally game round 14hrs continuously... Gigabyte superb 460 available for only 2200 at lammy mumbai
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