I'm looking to upgrade my current video card. I have a very budget computer (Specs to follow). Being that I have a generic 420watt PSU I think it would be best if I got a card that could be fed via the PCI-e slot without needing a connection directly to the PSU. My current PSU doesn't have a connector for a video card anyhow.
I want to be able to run Borderlands 2 with decent settings this fall. I would prefer 1920*1080 with lower settings then a lesser resolution with higher settings. The Radeon HD7750 is to the best of my knowledge the best card that can be run without drawing power directly from the PSU. It seems like that would be my best option. According to the Best Graphics for the Money this month, getting any version of the HD7750 is going to be six steps higher then where I am now. Newegg has 3 cards listed for the same price
I can't really tell anything different between them. The HIS has a higher Effective Memory Clock while the Gigabyte has a higher core clock. Both of those lead me to believe that something is overclocked. The Sapphire is the only one that takes up 2 slots. I have the space for it, and I am tempted to say that it should cool better as it uses the second slot for exhaust. Is there any real difference between the cards? I'd like to purchase the card within a week or so. Is one of the cards a better buy then the others, and if so, why? Thanks a lot guys and gals.
Your PSU can support a 7770(with a molex adapter).But I wouldn't suggest going any higher because it will likely get bottlenecked.
The stock clocks for the 7750 is 800mhz core and 1125mhz memory.Both of those cards are O.C.'d.Honestly it the O.C. part doesn't really matter because you can O.C. to those speeds yourself.And in reality those clocks will only net you abgout a 1-5fps gain.
The 7750s all are priced at 109.99 + 6.98 shipping. Ideally I wouldn't spend more then 125.00 total for the card including shipping. I hesitate to get anything more then the 7750 as I have a generic PSU that came with my case
I was going to add that with such a low TDP card the external exhaust doesn't really matter but I decided not to.Really theirs nothing special about one card from the next with a low end card.They are all mostly the same hardware wise.Just depends which company has a better rep.