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EVGA GeForce GTX 550Ti Graphics Card

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November 30, 2011 3:39:56 PM

Ok. I recently bought this computer and have heard several suggestion for a video card to go with it and I narrowed it down to the EVGA GeForce GTX 550Ti Graphics Card (http://www.walmart.com/ip/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-550Ti-Graphi...) and the Radeon 6770. I think I decided on the GTX 550Ti Graphics Card, but since I know very little about computers I figured I would ask on here to make sure it would be a good choice i.e. compatible, decent fps in WoW with the computer specs i listed and anything else you can think of. Also what steps should I take to insure it is installed correctly.
Thanks :) 

Brand
iBUYPOWER

Model
Gamer Power 913i

Type
Gaming

Processor
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz

Processor Main Features
64 bit Dual Core Processor

Cache Per Processor
3MB L3 Cache

Memory
8GB

Hard Drive
500GB

Optical Drive 1
24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

Graphics
Integrated HD Graphics 2000

Audio
8 Channels

Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet

Power Supply
480W

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Special Features
NZXT Source 210 Black Chassis

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core i3

CPU Speed
2120(3.30GHz)

L3 Cache Per CPU
3MB

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155

CPU Main Features
64 bit Dual Core Processor

Graphics

GPU/VPU Type
Intel HD Graphics 2000

Graphics Interface
Integrated video

Memory

Memory Capacity
8GB DDR3

Memory Speed
DDR3 1333

Memory Slot (Total)
2

Memory Slot (Available)
0

Maximum Memory Supported
16GB

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity
500GB

HDD Interface
SATA II

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

Audio

Audio Channels
8 channels

Communications

LAN Chipset
Integrated

LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2

Front Audio Ports
1

Back Panel Ports

PS/2
2

Video Ports
1 VGA

Rear USB
6

RJ45
1 port

Rear Audio Ports
3 ports

Expansion

External Bays
3 x External 5.25" drive bays

Internal Bays
8 x Internal 3.5" drive bay

PCI Slots (Available/Total)
1 x PCI-Express x16
1 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1





a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2011 4:23:31 PM

well, you are already owner of good pc get gtx 550ti.it's so easy just fit the card in pcie 2.0 x16 and install a driver for it done.
November 30, 2011 4:39:57 PM

550 TI = best bang for buck in video cards right now, imo
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November 30, 2011 5:26:20 PM

Thanks for your help.
November 30, 2011 5:33:48 PM

pro-gamer said:
well, you are already owner of good pc get gtx 550ti.it's so easy just fit the card in pcie 2.0 x16 and install a driver for it done.



Thank you. My other concern would be the Power Supply. Is it fine for the power the card uses? Thanks again.
November 30, 2011 9:22:37 PM

timoteo said:
Thank you. My other concern would be the Power Supply. Is it fine for the power the card uses? Thanks again.

GTX 550 ti is perfect for 480watts. you can also consider a GTX 560 (non ti version).
November 30, 2011 9:26:18 PM

kctech said:
550 TI = best bang for buck in video cards right now, imo

i disagree
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2011 4:11:12 AM

yes it will fine
a c 181 U Graphics card
December 2, 2011 2:48:11 AM

If you can don't get the GTX 550 ti. It is over priced for what it can do. I have two of them and running in SLI and not very happy with them. If it is not to late for a few dollars more get the GTX 560 ti. Your 480w will drive the GTX 560 ti. This is just my opinion. If really want to enjoy Wow get any card but 550 ti. There is nothing wrong with my cards. They are not preforming as to what I expect them to. There are a lot of people on here who will tell you the same thing. This is just my two cents worth. I wish I had ask the question on here before I bought them.
a c 196 U Graphics card
December 2, 2011 2:53:32 AM

Listen to DM186, he seems to not like his 550Ti's at all from various posts. I would highly recommend a 6770 over a 550Ti. The 560 is also much more potent than the 550Ti or the 6770, yet of the two, I would recommend getting a 6770.

Also, how much was that computer? Buying a gaming computer from iBuyPower (no offense, that was kinda stupid of you, since it could be built for less) with no graphics card is rather odd. Its interesting that they would let you run on integrated graphics.
December 2, 2011 2:54:46 AM

theitaliansico said:
i disagree


I agree with your disagreement, the GTX550Ti REALLY doesn't do what it should. It's got the least bang for your buck.
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