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I don't understand which graphics card is better? Need help please.

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May 28, 2012 8:32:16 AM

This one:


E145-0552 ::EVGA 01G-P3-1557-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti SuperClocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Mini-HDMI, Dual DVI, DirectX 11 SLI Ready, (1.3 lbs)


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Or

This one :


E145-1363 ::EVGA 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 SC Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready(2.05 lbs)


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I was thinking the fist one since it is a gtx 550 and the other one is lower at gtx 469, am I right? I'm a noob at this sorry haha.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 8:37:38 AM

The 460 is actually quite a bit faster. The 550 Ti is a cut down budget part, while the 460 is a mid range card. Even though it's a generation older it was targeted at a higher price point, and performs better.
May 28, 2012 8:43:03 AM

You would be better off with a 460GTX. And the 460GTX you linked is factory overclocked witch is always a Plus
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a c 290 U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 8:44:01 AM

GTX 460 is around 23% faster than GTX 550 Ti.

May 28, 2012 8:50:00 AM

willard said:
The 460 is actually quite a bit faster. The 550 Ti is a cut down budget part, while the 460 is a mid range card. Even though it's a generation older it was targeted at a higher price point, and performs better.


So would the gtx460 be an overkill along with an Amd 4100 quad core 3.8ghz max turbo to run WoW and diablo 3 on high settings with no lagg? I'm trying to make a budget computer and these are the most Denise part of the CPU so I'm trying to cut down.
a c 290 U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 9:02:27 AM

I wouldn't call it an overkill. I would call it a wise buy - because it's performance/price ratio is WAY higher than the one of GTX 550 Ti.

What other parts have you chosen? I wouldn't go with AMD FX 4100, it's pretty crappy and expensive.
May 28, 2012 9:26:17 AM

Well here are my current parts along with my preferences, I copyied this from one of my other threads :


M17-7302 ::Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English(0.5 lbs)
$99.99

G452-2609 ::GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 760G Chipset, 1333MHz DDR3, SATA II (3Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0(2 lbs)
$64.99

E145-1363 ::EVGA 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 SC Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready(2.05 lbs)
$149.99
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate

C13-2812 ::Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2 Builder Seriesâ„¢ CX500 Power Supply - 500W, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan, Single +12V Rail, Active PFC(4.65 lbs)
$59.99
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

TSD-500AAKX ::Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200RPM, 16MB(1.15 lbs)
 $79.99
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

A79-4100 ::AMD FD4100WMGUSBX FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 95W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail(1.55 lbs)
$119.99

L12-1312 OEM ::Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)(0.3 lbs)
$17.99

C19-6131 ::Crucial BLS4G3D1339DS1S00 Ballistix Desktop Memory Module - 4GB, PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered(0.2 lbs)
$19.99

C283-3122 ::Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black(12.8 lbs)
$49.99
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This computer will be used to play WoW and D3 on med-high settings with no lagg. I do not want to overclock.
I need to make this as cheap as possible, is there anything I can downgrade without it hurting the performance too much?
Are all the parts compatible?
Accepting any other suggestions.
Total with shipping and rebates:$660.57
May 28, 2012 9:27:40 AM

Sunius said:
I wouldn't call it an overkill. I would call it a wise buy - because it's performance/price ratio is WAY higher than the one of GTX 550 Ti.

What other parts have you chosen? I wouldn't go with AMD FX 4100, it's pretty crappy and expensive.

Well here are my current parts along with my preferences, I copyied this from one of my other threads :


M17-7302 ::Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English(0.5 lbs)
$99.99

G452-2609 ::GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 760G Chipset, 1333MHz DDR3, SATA II (3Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0(2 lbs)
$64.99

E145-1363 ::EVGA 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 SC Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready(2.05 lbs)
$149.99
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate

C13-2812 ::Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2 Builder Seriesâ„¢ CX500 Power Supply - 500W, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan, Single +12V Rail, Active PFC(4.65 lbs)
$59.99
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

TSD-500AAKX ::Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200RPM, 16MB(1.15 lbs)
 $79.99
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

A79-4100 ::AMD FD4100WMGUSBX FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 95W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail(1.55 lbs)
$119.99

L12-1312 OEM ::Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)(0.3 lbs)
$17.99

C19-6131 ::Crucial BLS4G3D1339DS1S00 Ballistix Desktop Memory Module - 4GB, PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered(0.2 lbs)
$19.99

C283-3122 ::Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black(12.8 lbs)
$49.99
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This computer will be used to play WoW and D3 on med-high settings with no lagg. I do not want to overclock.
I need to make this as cheap as possible, is there anything I can downgrade without it hurting the performance too much?
Are all the parts compatible?
Accepting any other suggestions.
Total with shipping and rebates:$660.57
a c 290 U Graphics card
May 28, 2012 9:33:16 AM

I'd go with this build. $20 more expensive, but probably twice as powerful:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($43.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($195.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($17.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $681.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-28 05:32 EDT-0400)
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