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New GPU (and PSU?) for i7 930. $400/20k INR budget.

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October 24, 2011 6:04:26 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of October

BUDGET :Upto USD $400/ INR 20k

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Hard-core gaming, High-def movies, Web development

CURRENT GPU: nVidia 9400GT
POWER SUPPLY: VIP 500W supply

SYSTEM SPECS: As I said - i7 930 and Intel WX58BP (workstation board!)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Quality is important ;)  ... I've no preference for AMD or nVidia. I just want something that can live up to my gaming expectations ie hardcore gaming!

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200 [can't get a monitor, parents will kill me. GPU,PSU is something that will be inside, so they have no way to know to about that ;) ]

Should run the popular games fairly well. I've got enough heat sink in my CPU apart from the SMPS (two additional), but there's no AC in my room as of now.

I'm actually looking for a good GPU that'd harness the power of i7. So if the PSU isn't suited, I'm willing to change that too.

Note - I'm from Nagpur, India. The local dealers here sell too expensive so I prefer buying parts online from ebay or even flipkart.
a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 6:22:27 AM

I'm not familiar with the VIP PSU...maybe its for people who run WS boards :lol: 

GTX 560TI with a 550W PSU - it'll run off that 500 but you're cutting the bread too thin - with that unfamiliar PSU brand.

something like an NZXT Hale90, XFX, coolermaster, thermaltake or seasonic for your PSU needs.
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October 24, 2011 8:03:55 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i am unsure if you can newegg, but these items are well below your budget, and at your resolution, max out just about everything with good potential to sli in the future with a power supply upgrade; which if its somethign if you want to do now, then get a bigger PSU than the one i listed


I'm India. Can't NewEgg anything. But I found GTX 560 Ti on ebay.in well under my budget (http://www.ebay.in/itm/Brand-New-ASUS-GTX-560-Ti-Direct...).

What do you think of this PSU - http://www.ebay.in/itm/Cooler-Master-Silent-Pro-M600-SM...

I know it's exceeding my budget, but I guess that'd be fine.
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 8:05:32 AM

I have that same power supply; the silent pro series from cooler master is actually Great quality; good choice, and good luck with the rest of your build. I think you found your new upgrade right there
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October 24, 2011 8:12:27 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
I have that same power supply; the silent pro series from cooler master is actually Great quality; good choice, and good luck with the rest of your build. I think you found your new upgrade right there


I think I will certainly go with it unless, of course, somebody comes up with something better :) 
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 9:41:41 AM

already mentioned a few good brands in my prev post but if you can ONLY find that...

here this is better for that price; gold rated, and all modular http://www.ebay.in/itm/SEASONIC-660W-POWER-SUPPLY-80-GO...

or you could go with this one too;
http://www.ebay.in/itm/SEASONIC-560W-POWER-SUPPLY-80-GO...
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October 24, 2011 2:36:43 PM

You can determine how much power in watts and 12v rail amps. are required for your current and future build and what PSUs are quality built to provide reliability, from the link below. No guessing required, just objective, accurate useful data. Make sure to check the EXACT PSU model as not all models from a given brand are top quality.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314712-28-please-read...
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 2:53:41 PM

beenthere said:
You can determine how much power in watts and 12v rail amps. are required for your current and future build and what PSUs are quality built to provide reliability, from the link below. No guessing required, just objective, accurate useful data. Make sure to check the EXACT PSU model as not all models from a given brand are top quality.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314712-28-please-read...

i wouldnt have given it the thumb up if it were a bad line from them or if it wouldnt work with what OP wants
just as i wouldnt recommend cooler master PSU's unless its the silent pro line, which is actually quite good
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 3:04:10 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
i wouldnt have given it the thumb up if it were a bad line from them or if it wouldnt work with what OP wants
just as i wouldnt recommend cooler master PSU's unless its the silent pro line, which is actually quite good


My post was not in response to your's or anyone else's post. Some form of the OP's question is asked in this forum ~20 times or more per day. Instead of giving people a "fish for dinner", I've decided to "teach them how to fish", as it has far greater value for all concerned.

I'm giving people the TOOLS to learn to help themselves and other folks. ;)  Just as you and I learned and now we are able to help others, all enthusiasts need to continue to learn and grow. Once they see how easy it is to properly and objectively determine their PC system power needs in watts and 12v rail amps., they can perform this easy task and show other enthusiasts how to do it. No guessing or speculation required. Knowledge is power and we all need more Power!
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 4:18:30 PM

^ +2 i agree with beenthere - but the bigger picture will show you that most threads are opened by hit-and-run sorta people (not directed to this threads OP :D  )

Good that you're educating them :)  but time+threads will come with pricks who only want a simple answer...oh i also forgot to mention, there's a recent trend for most OP's to not read any url's watsoever and make brash arguments. :/ 

* the x series of PSU's from seasonic are reliable and for that price in his country - unbeatable :)  though i found it weird to find brand new stuff on ebay cos thas where most dodgy folks hang around...no offence intended to anyone - but you do end up getting stuff that don't work and cant be returned.

** we just chose a good PSU with enough wattage to help OP get an sli running in the future...if needed.
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October 25, 2011 2:19:13 AM

Haha! Anyway, I think I will go with Seasonic. BTW, can GTX 560 Ti live up to my expectations?

I just wish to be sure that all the games run good with all-high-settings. Thanks!
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October 25, 2011 10:56:39 AM

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can GTX 560 Ti live up to my expectations?


coming out of 9400...you'll be maimed cos of all that eye candy from the 560Ti. If you see chart , you'll understand where you stand now :) 
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October 26, 2011 11:49:01 AM

Best answer selected by lilpirate.
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a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2011 12:47:13 PM

thank YOU for the vote and happy gaming!
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October 26, 2011 3:45:28 PM

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