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September 21, 2011 9:05:28 AM

Hi, I need some help to choose a VGA card for my PC

My System:

Motherboard - Intel DH55HC
Processor - Intel Core i5 760 (2.8GHz)
RAM - 4GB(2x2GB)
HDD - 500GB 7200rpm
Monitor - Samsung LED Monitor (1366x768)
PSU - 400W Cooler Master Elite PSU - http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6616

I have 2 cards in mind.
Axle GTX550Ti - http://www.axle3d.com/axle_fck/image/e-catalogue/NV/500...
Axle HD6770 - http://axle3d.com/axle_fck/image/e-catalogue/ATI/HD%206...

What is the best one?
Can my PSU handle it?
Is it compatible with my motherboard?

Thank you in Advance :D 

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September 21, 2011 9:23:24 AM

Would go for evga, asus, sapphire, msi, xfx.

GPU links dont work btw.

550 will be close by powerneeds, you won't be able to oc for example.
6670 is less powerhungry but also a bit slower.
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September 21, 2011 10:06:44 AM

I won't be Overclocking :D .
Will i be able to run it in stock clock rates ?
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September 21, 2011 11:33:20 AM

Yes, nvidea reccomends 400W for the 550 and some other reviews show your total poweruse is around 300W with it. AMD reccomends 450W but i'm pretty sure thats overstated as it uses less than the 550.
Btw, if you decide to go for AMD a 6770 is a rebranded 5770 so maybe cheaper and the same performance.

Btw maybe think about a gtx460 if you're a gamer, altough the power might really become a problem. It's not a 80+ certified psu i think, so that will be to close for comfort maybe.
Nvidea reccomends 450W. On the other hand according to this it is possible ; http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/13
Also you have to use a molex adapter because your psu just has one pcie 6 pin and you don't have to do that with the other 2.

Still, if you're a gamer and maybe in the future wanne play at higher resolution, a better psu and gpu are the way to go imo.

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September 21, 2011 2:49:09 PM

So this means that it is OK with my PSU, isn't it ?
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September 21, 2011 9:21:31 PM

I think you should go with a more ''know'' brand like Sapphire, MSI, Gigabyte or Evga. You could be surprised... I never heard of this company before. Don't know if they make good cards as far as cooling and noise is concerned.

Also, look at the HIS radeon 6850 on newegg... The price is ridiculous right now. they are selling them for 139.99$ with a 15$ mail-in rebate. It will be better than both cards you mentionned !
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September 22, 2011 2:20:27 PM

Will be able to run the best games with full load using the 400W PSU(GTX 550Ti)?
Will i face any auto shutdowns ?
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September 22, 2011 4:49:03 PM

How much times you wanne hear "yes". Here we go ; yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, YES !!!!!!!!
( you WON'T be able to play the best games at highest settings though )
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September 22, 2011 4:56:29 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
How much times you wanne hear "yes". Here we go ; yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, YES !!!!!!!!
( you WON'T be able to play the best games at highest settings though )


This only means that the VGA can't handle some games no? Not that it will make the PC shut down no ?
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September 22, 2011 5:21:13 PM

Yes and it can handle the games but some only on medium or low settings, because it's not a real gaming card. NO shutting down from psu.
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September 23, 2011 12:59:20 AM

Best answer selected by chanuka.
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September 23, 2011 1:05:05 AM

A 5770 is a pretty decent card too. The power draw is minimum and you can get them for about $120. It can run crysis 2 in 1080p on medium settings with about 30-35 fps. If you're a gamer though, I'd recommend at least a 550w power supply and a 6850 though. At least.
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