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March 2, 2012 11:38:55 AM

Hi guys,

I have a Core 2 Quad 8300 CPU and I'm not willing to change it so soon, but I have an HD 4670 video card. It is not good at all for games in my full HD monitor, so I want to buy a better one. I have a 400W OCZ StealthXStream power supply, which has a 6-pin power connector. I don't want to buy a new one as well, so what video card fits best in my configuration?

Just FYI, my entire system power comsuption is below 150W with the HD 4670 on full load (running games).


Thank you!

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March 2, 2012 11:50:05 AM

edubkn said:
Hi guys,

I have a Core 2 Quad 8300 CPU and I'm not willing to change it so soon, but I have an HD 4670 video card. It is not good at all for games in my full HD monitor, so I want to buy a better one. I have a 400W OCZ StealthXStream power supply, which has a 6-pin power connector. I don't want to buy a new one as well, so what video card fits best in my configuration?

Just FYI, my entire system power comsuption is below 150W with the HD 4670 on full load (running games).


Thank you!


Well since you don't want to change psu/cpu the best solutions you have are:

NVIDIA 550 ti : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD HD 7770 (may require more psu): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

best solution for that psu is the 550ti will use less power.
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March 2, 2012 12:57:02 PM

Ok, since I don't live in the US I can't buy it from Newegg.

I have two models available, one from ECS and the other Zogis. Which one is better?

VGA ECS Nvidia GeForce GTX 550Ti 1024MB (1GB) DDR5 HDMI DVI PCI-Express 2.0 NGTX550TI-1GPLI-F1
- Core Clock: 900MHz
- CUDA Cores: 192
- Shader Clock: 1800
- Memory clock: 4100MHz
1346 grams (including package)

VGA Zogis GeForce GTX 550Ti 1024MB (1GB) DDR5 PCI-E ZOGTX550TI-1GD5H
- Core Clock: 900MHz
- CUDA Cores: 192
- Shader Clock: 1800
- Memory clock: 4100MHz
834 grams (including package)
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March 2, 2012 2:32:19 PM

edubkn said:
Ok, since I don't live in the US I can't buy it from Newegg.

I have two models available, one from ECS and the other Zogis. Which one is better?

VGA ECS Nvidia GeForce GTX 550Ti 1024MB (1GB) DDR5 HDMI DVI PCI-Express 2.0 NGTX550TI-1GPLI-F1
- Core Clock: 900MHz
- CUDA Cores: 192
- Shader Clock: 1800
- Memory clock: 4100MHz
1346 grams (including package)

VGA Zogis GeForce GTX 550Ti 1024MB (1GB) DDR5 PCI-E ZOGTX550TI-1GD5H
- Core Clock: 900MHz
- CUDA Cores: 192
- Shader Clock: 1800
- Memory clock: 4100MHz
834 grams (including package)


they are exacly the same, well between ECS and Zogin take the Zogis one, it is more reliable than ECS check if the warranty is the same take the longer one... but i would go with zogis if they were the only options
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March 12, 2012 10:50:49 AM

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