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GPU for i7 , budget - $275

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October 1, 2010 10:34:08 AM

Hello people :hello: ,

I'm thinking of buying a new GPU next week.

My budget's $150-$275 (INR 5000 - 12000).

I mostly use my computer for web development and GAMING.

Right now, I have nVidia GeForce 9400GT ( I know it sucks!) and 500W powersupply.

My exact system specs -

Core i7 - 930.
Intel WX58BP.
4 GB Memory.
Windows 7 (and Fedora 13).

I'm from India.

I can play games with medium settings with my current GPU. But -- I want to play them all on high settings. (Yeah! :D )

I may overclock the GPU I buy. Not sure though.

I've SAMSUNG B2030 monitor which supports maximum resolution of 1600x900.

I was thinking of buying HD 5770 which costs 11000 INR ($245) here.

Wanted to know if I have better choices as per my system configuration.

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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 11:29:41 AM

1. What brand of 500W PSU do you have?

2. Where are you getting your prices from? They are wayy to overpriced. HD5770 is around 8500 INR.
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October 1, 2010 11:32:57 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
1. What brand of 500W PSU do you have?

2. Where are you getting your prices from? They are wayy to overpriced. HD5770 is around 8500 INR.


Thanks for the reply. I've got VIP Gold 500W PSU.

I check prices on eBay (they are more reasonable than local dealers in my city).

Did you say 8500? Really? Where did you see that?
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 11:40:22 AM

ebay is damn expensive. You can get cheaper rates from dealers. But that depends on the city you live in.

But first things first, change the PSU.
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October 1, 2010 12:05:56 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
ebay is damn expensive. You can get cheaper rates from dealers. But that depends on the city you live in.

But first things first, change the PSU.


Oh well, which one will you suggest?
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 12:35:24 PM

For whatever you have would suggest a Corsair VX450W at 3600 INR and a HD5770 at 8500 INR.

Check for prices locally, these are approximations. Which city do you live in?
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October 1, 2010 12:36:38 PM

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you can buy coolermaster extreme power plus 600watt for 3500.It would be more than enough for your system.


Alright -- any more suggestions for GPU,then?

Or should I just go for 5770?

I can't get 5850 for 15k because I need to get the coolermaster PSU now.. :|
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a c 1406 U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 12:40:05 PM

What are the prices on GTX460 if that fits your budget it is another option over HD5770
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 1:28:46 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
For whatever you have would suggest a Corsair VX450W at 3600 INR and a HD5770 at 8500 INR.

Check for prices locally, these are approximations. Which city do you live in?

Actually VIP is the best Indian PSU you can find.But as you stated, he should be getting a Corsair.
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October 1, 2010 3:06:04 PM

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At what price you are buying i7 930?


I had bought my new PC (didn't upgrade, a whole new machine! :D ) 2 months ago.

I do not know the exact price of i7. But, I know that the MoBo Intel WX58BP + i7-930 cost me INR 25k.
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October 1, 2010 8:52:15 PM

I think you invested too much money into your cpu when you should have spent it elsewhere. You'll need at least a GTX470 to make that i7 worth the money you payed. I'd start there with your current price range. Also check the Radeon 5800 series I think, not my area however.

Also, your power supply might border your limit after upgrading the GPU, honestly it's whatever you feel like your money's worth, but 750watts isn't that expensive.
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