Sparkle gts 250 vs palit gts 250

hi folks i just want to ask which one is better
im planning to buy a video card a week from now
this is my specs and i don't know if they will work on my mobo

phenom x3 8650 2.3ghz
ipower660 supply but they said this psu 610watts only at the net
mobo is gf8200a v1.0 i lost the box of my mobo so i don't know other details
4gb ram
i only need graphic card please help me decide ^^ thanks
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  1. Either one should work OK, unless there is a major difference in clockspeeds I would get whichever is the cheapest .
  2. Your PSU is really bad, delivers only ~300W despite the 600W rating, which could be a problem for a GTS250 as it draws 175W on load. Unless you have amazing airflow or live in a really cold place, consider changing it as you could get a potentially unstable system.

    Anyhow, just choose the cheaper one, Palit is a bit better than Sparkle at times but just in terms of packaging/service, but the difference isnt big enough to perfer one over the other.
  3. @timop but my psu is branded and it has a fan inside of it. and they said it is 610w
    despite its name 660 it should be 660w.
    any so gts 250 is compatible in my mobo gf8200a ?
  4. Mousemonkey said:
    Either one should work OK, unless there is a major difference in clockspeeds I would get whichever is the cheapest .


    really so my mobo gf8200a and my psu can handle palit gts 250?
  5. Does your mobo have a PCIe slot? Does your PSU have the required PCIe connectors?
  6. alfie033 said:
    @timop but my psu is branded and it has a fan inside of it. and they said it is 610w
    despite its name 660 it should be 660w.
    any so gts 250 is compatible in my mobo gf8200a ?

    A fan and a brand doesn't make it a good PSU, heresthe review, read it and decide.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/552
  7. Read here:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/AcBel-Polytech-iPower-660-Power-Supply-Review/552/7
    Your psu can continously deliver 350w at 45°. 610w should be the peak (I think).
    If you don't have many HDDs, readers and so on connected to the psu, I think you should be fine.
    BTW, why not a hd4870 or 4890? The 4870 is cheaper and has the same performance, while the 4890 is the same price with better performance. Thou it's up to you to decide.
  8. Sorry, I meant the 4850 instead of the 4870 and the 4870 instead of the 4890^^
  9. Timop said:
    A fan and a brand doesn't make it a good PSU, heresthe review, read it and decide.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/552



    i see uhm in our country its pretty hot in out country highest temperature here is 32degrees
    so my psu can't handle gts 250? its bad too here i really like the card but i don't have the money to replace my cpu coz i buy it pretty expensive here
    half of price of my processor because the salesman say regular psu can't handle the phenom x3 8650 that is why i bought it.
    how bout hd5750?
  10. Mousemonkey said:
    Does your mobo have a PCIe slot? Does your PSU have the required PCIe connectors?


    i don't know im pretty noob at computer XD
  11. Does it have a slot which looks exactly like the green one in this picture, same length? (The colour maybe different)

  12. You better find out what slots you have before buying any cards don't you think?
  13. Mousemonkey said:
    You better find out what slots you have before buying any cards don't you think?





    sorry sir im really noob with it comes to hardware. can you tell it buy looking in this pictures?
  14. Lmeow said:
    Does it have a slot which looks exactly like the green one in this picture, same length? (The colour maybe different)

    http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/214/G7MAPCIslots.jpg



    sir this a better image of my mobo

  15. The red slot is a PCIe slot, now you just need the PSU.
  16. Mousemonkey said:
    The red slot is a PCIe slot, now you just need the PSU.


    so gts 250 is compatible to my mobo?
    my ipower660 is not good enough?
  17. The GTS 250 is compatible with your motherboard, however your iPower 660W's quality may be questionable.
  18. alfie033 said:
    so gts 250 is compatible to my mobo?

    Yes.

    alfie033 said:
    my ipower660 is not good enough?

    It might melt, it might not.
  19. Mousemonkey said:
    Yes.


    It might melt, it might not.



    yikes i don't want to take risk..
    can you give me other cards that my psu can handle?
    like ati series? i like the 4870 and the 5750
  20. Lmeow said:
    The GTS 250 is compatible with your motherboard, however your iPower 660W's quality may be questionable.


    i see thanks maybe i should give up on the gts 250 can you give me other cards my psu can handle?
  21. alfie033 said:
    yikes i don't want to take risk..
    can you give me other cards that my psu can handle?
    like ati series? i like the 4870 and the 5750

    The 4870 uses more power than the GTS250! :lol:
  22. A 5750 or 4770 may work for you.
  23. Mousemonkey said:


    ok ill go to hd 5750 they say at performance hd 5750 is more powerful than gts 250 but it cause more money XD
  24. Mousemonkey said:
    The 4870 uses more power than the GTS250! :lol:



    anyway can i play gta 4 in high settings with my specs + the hd 5750 that im planning to buy?
  25. and hey i have a friend he has the same psu acbel 660 his video card is 4870 and he
    says he has no problem with it
  26. alfie033 said:
    and hey i have a friend he has the same psu acbel 660 his video card is 4870 and he
    says he has no problem with it

    It really depends on the temperatures and your setup alot, and another thing is most people wont load both the CPU/GPU to its max at the same time, but I wouldn't take a risk as when a poor quality PSU fails, it might take out some of your hardware also.

    Anyways, even with a HD5750, your CPU is goinf to bottleneck GTA4 as it is very demanding. Maybe medium.
  27. Timop said:
    It really depends on the temperatures and your setup alot, and another thing is most people wont load both the CPU/GPU to its max at the same time, but I wouldn't take a risk as when a poor quality PSU fails, it might take out some of your hardware also.

    Anyways, even with a HD5750, your CPU is goinf to bottleneck GTA4 as it is very demanding. Maybe medium.



    what solution should i do? should i buy a cooler?
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