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November 27, 2011 7:09:35 AM

Hello everyone, so could u help me to pick a GPU for my rig, i have a not so powerfull PSU cuz i dont have money to buy a better one. So i want to get an advice on hich should i pick, i want it to perfecly fit to my power supply, and to be able to run Newest games on maybe like max, Thanks :) 

My rig:

CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION (HDZ955FBGMBOX)
PSU: PSU Corsair 500W Builder Series™ CX500 V2, ATX, 80 PLUS (CMPSU-500CXV2)
Motherboard: ASUS AM3 AMD880G VGA DDR3 ESATA ATX (M4A88T-V EVO)
RAM: CORSAIR DDR3-1600 4G CL9 VENGEANCE (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)
2 HDDs


GPUs i picked: % by performences
Radeon HD 4890 190W All results are compared to this card
Radeon HD 4870 150W 10% slower
Radeon HD 5770 108W 17% slower
Radeon HD 4850 110W Idk about this one ( i think 30% slower maybe

You can offer other cards. :) 

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November 27, 2011 7:11:03 AM

hagmend said:
Hello everyone, so could u help me to pick a GPU for my rig, i have a not so powerfull PSU cuz i dont have money to buy a better one. So i want to get an advice on which should i pick, i want it to perfecly fit to my power supply, and to be able to run Newest games on maybe like max, Thanks :)  Also, i want it to be as cheap as possible.

My rig:

CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION (HDZ955FBGMBOX)
PSU: PSU Corsair 500W Builder Series™ CX500 V2, ATX, 80 PLUS (CMPSU-500CXV2)
Motherboard: ASUS AM3 AMD880G VGA DDR3 ESATA ATX (M4A88T-V EVO)
RAM: CORSAIR DDR3-1600 4G CL9 VENGEANCE (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)
2 HDDs


GPUs i picked: % by performences
Radeon HD 4890 190W All results are compared to this card
Radeon HD 4870 150W 10% slower
Radeon HD 5770 108W 17% slower
Radeon HD 4850 110W Idk about this one ( i think 30% slower maybe

You can offer other cards. :) 

a c 79 U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 7:17:33 AM

hagmend said:
Hello everyone, so could u help me to pick a GPU for my rig, i have a not so powerfull PSU cuz i dont have money to buy a better one. So i want to get an advice on hich should i pick, i want it to perfecly fit to my power supply, and to be able to run Newest games on maybe like max, Thanks :) 

My rig:

CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION (HDZ955FBGMBOX)
PSU: PSU Corsair 500W Builder Series™ CX500 V2, ATX, 80 PLUS (CMPSU-500CXV2)
Motherboard: ASUS AM3 AMD880G VGA DDR3 ESATA ATX (M4A88T-V EVO)
RAM: CORSAIR DDR3-1600 4G CL9 VENGEANCE (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)
2 HDDs


GPUs i picked: % by performences
Radeon HD 4890 190W All results are compared to this card
Radeon HD 4870 150W 10% slower
Radeon HD 5770 108W 17% slower
Radeon HD 4850 110W Idk about this one ( i think 30% slower maybe

You can offer other cards. :) 

1. what is your budget?
2. what resolution do you play games at?
based on your given specs alone, you might be better off with a radeon hd 6850 (127w tdp) or 6870 (151w tdp) 1 gb gddr5 gfx card.
if you can't fit any of those in your budget or case, then the radeon hd 5770 or 6770 1 gb gddr5.
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November 27, 2011 7:19:30 AM

sorry i cant even max the newest games with my 560 ti which kills all the cards you listed looks like you need to save up some more or lower your expectations
November 27, 2011 7:26:10 AM

de5_Roy said:
1. what is your budget?
2. what resolution do you play games at?
based on your given specs alone, you might be better off with a radeon hd 6850 (127w tdp) or 6870 (151w tdp) 1 gb gddr5 gfx card.
if you can't fit any of those in your budget or case, then the radeon hd 5770 or 6770 1 gb gddr5.



1. I plan on buying a used one, so 60$-80$ I searched for my listed cards, and i could get any of them for lower than 80$
2. 1440x900


November 27, 2011 7:37:57 AM

radeon hd 5770 or 6770 1 gb gddr5 I tihkn i will go with those, but idk which one is better...
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 7:46:16 AM

Yeah any PCIe card will work with your motherboard, it's all backwards compatible. I would look around for deals, if you find a 4890 for sale it will likely be a lot cheaper than a 6770 or 550 Ti with greater performance.
November 27, 2011 7:59:20 AM

hagmend, you will not run games on "max" settings with these cards. You can run most games on "high" or "ultra", but new games like Battlefield 3 will kill a 4890 on "max"
November 27, 2011 8:00:36 AM

gmcizzle said:
Yeah any PCIe card will work with your motherboard, it's all backwards compatible. I would look around for deals, if you find a 4890 for sale it will likely be a lot cheaper than a 6770 or 550 Ti with greater performance.


With 4890
http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html Our recommended PSU Wattage: 579 W
http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx Your Recommended Minimum Power Supply is 600 Watts
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power Minimum PSU Wattage: 447 W Recommended PSU Wattage: 497W (Peak load 100% tpd cpu and vga )
November 27, 2011 8:15:19 AM

So i dont really know if it will ork, and i want a not load GPu
November 27, 2011 8:16:15 AM

I mean, that i dont ant it to be very loud, and also, why i cant just edit my messages :| :D 
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November 27, 2011 8:33:06 AM

On the ASUS calculator it came to 500w for me. Your 500w should be able to handle it since it's a pretty decent one (Corsair) as long as you aren't doing heavy overclocking or anything.
November 27, 2011 10:21:17 AM

gmcizzle said:
On the ASUS calculator it came to 500w for me. Your 500w should be able to handle it since it's a pretty decent one (Corsair) as long as you aren't doing heavy overclocking or anything.



So i should go with the 4890, it sucks up a lot of watts, so i dont really want to get her...
a c 175 U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 10:39:22 AM

hagmend said:
So i should go with the 4890, it sucks up a lot of watts, so i dont really want to get her...


You didn't want to get new 6xxx eh? Why?
November 27, 2011 10:54:12 AM

refillable said:
You didn't want to get new 6xxx eh? Why?



I was plannig on buying 5770 or 6770, but 4890 is better, but it uses double the electricity...
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