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Card Picking... MidRange Nvidia vs AMD

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August 23, 2012 10:17:30 PM

Quick Question then I place an Order...
I need to know that between these two cards which one is best, which one is the most cost/effeciant, and do they both work on my system?
My System
Stock: HPE-150t
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i5, 750 @ 2.67 GHz
6 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5450 PCI
350 GHz PSU

The Cards I've narrowed it down to...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Sapphire HD 7750 AMD 1GB)

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti)


Any other Cards I should be looking at between the 100-150$ Price Range?


Thanks Guys, Your my Hero(s)
August 23, 2012 10:26:09 PM

Hi :) 

They are not mid range cards...they are low end cards....add another $200 and you will get a mid range card...

All the best Brett :) 
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August 23, 2012 10:34:03 PM

K.
Well Which is the better low end card?
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August 23, 2012 10:37:03 PM

o_O
you have an 350 GHz PSU?

Just kidding you probably mean wattage (I hope). We need more info in the PSU than that though so if you could supply model and brand name we can make sure you get a card that it can handle.

The GTX550 Ti and the HD7750 perform similar. But I'd get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Low power consumption, and faster than both you listed for a few dollars more.
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August 23, 2012 10:46:14 PM

I like that Thomas. The PSu is Stock with the HP System. I'm also sure I ment Wattage. I don't really want to drop 200 but I'd like to be able to run most games on average settings, What will it take to get me there?
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August 23, 2012 10:56:59 PM

I agree with thomas, a hd7770 much better than those 2 and you need to upgrade your PSU too, 350 is not enough juice after all, try to get above 500w PSU for better power consumption.. This are my suggestion as I also use the same card..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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August 23, 2012 10:58:07 PM

Here's a handy little resource for comparing gaming graphics cards

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32501-7.html

Personally, I would look to the GTX 550Ti. The equivalent of it is the Radeon HD7770. You'll possibly need to upgrade your power supply as well. At least I did when I upgraded from a 8800GT to the GTX550Ti on a 300W power supply. I would look at 450W at a minimum.
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August 24, 2012 1:54:44 AM

How do I know if my Motherboard will support a larger power supply? Is this a real problem or did I just make it up?
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August 24, 2012 2:33:56 AM

Best answer selected by Lunderstorm.
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