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MSI GeForce GT440(N440GT) Gaming

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March 23, 2012 11:51:31 AM

Hi! Im low on cash and I cant really afford a good GPU, so I want to get an MSI GeForce GT440 1GB DDR3 128-bit because I found it cheaper then other GT440(well not really cheaper... lets say middle price).

I want to know what that GPU can do in gaming.

My game list:
WoW Cataclysm
COD MW2
BF 2
DOTA II
BF 3

Questions:( answer please :D )
1. Will it work on a AsRock G31M-S R2.0?(Compatibility)
2. I have a 400W PSU(No Name a.k.a Made in China :p ) will it be able to handle it?
3. Does it takes its power from the PCI-E socket or does it need to be pluged to the PSU?(if yes can you give me a photo of the jack?)

Thanx!
a b U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 12:55:14 PM

I suggest a Radeon HD 6670 over a GT440, its much faster.

I would suggest over both of them trying to source a second hand 5770 or 5750.

Check ebay for them, and see if you can get them for a similar price to the 2 mentioned new cards. The 5750 and 5770 will provide about 75% and 100% extra performance (respectively) when compared to the GT440.
a c 175 U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 1:01:07 PM

Well what's your budget? If you're able to pay a bit more than $100, I recommend 7750 over that, or at least a 6670.

Because these two cards can consume less power and needs less wattage PSU, and both doesn't require additional power.

However if you're stuck with that card, it's fine and ok with your Motherboard, No it doesn't take (and need obviously) extra power from the PSU cable. To make sure it'll work or not in your PSU, just let me see your label of it?
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March 23, 2012 2:20:33 PM

refillable said:
Well what's your budget? If you're able to pay a bit more than $100, I recommend 7750 over that, or at least a 6670.

Because these two cards can consume less power and needs less wattage PSU, and both doesn't require additional power.

However if you're stuck with that card, it's fine and ok with your Motherboard, No it doesn't take (and need obviously) extra power from the PSU cable. To make sure it'll work or not in your PSU, just let me see your label of it?


Here:

http://i44.tinypic.com/m6iip.jpg
a c 192 U Graphics card
March 23, 2012 2:43:50 PM

If your PSU is cheap junk, it may only be good for 250W. Hmmm, that's about 21A total power...perhaps 18A available for +12V...-9A for the CPU...hmmm, mobo, drives, and fans will need a few; not sure there will be quite enough left for even a HD6670. You might be limited to a HD6570, which is still somewhat stronger (1-2 tiers) than a GT440.
a c 175 U Graphics card
March 24, 2012 4:34:52 AM

18A??? you may put a 7750?
a c 192 U Graphics card
March 24, 2012 1:49:13 PM

I'm speculating on what his PSU can do; was "thinking out loud" up there...but I did not mention the HD7750 because of his budget. With around a 5A max draw, that would probably be a safe choice, but may be too expensive.
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