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June 10, 2012 7:59:54 AM

Hello, I am planning to buy a gpu because my old gpu can't handle my games pretty good. I think I will be getting the gtx 550 ti/560 or the kepler equivalent of those cards. Can someone help me choose a good gpu?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July 2012

BUDGET RANGE: $200

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming at least 20 fps(ac3, gta v, max payne 3, skyrim, bf3, batman ac, and crysis 2) and watching hd movies.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: my current gpu is a gt 220 1gb and my power supply is 600w(local psu)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
- Intel core 2 quad q8200 2.33ghz
-4gb ram
-P5KPL AM EPU mobo

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.pcx.com.ph (use the dealer's pricelist:)  )

PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia(but if its worth to get a radeon then its ok)

OVERCLOCKING:No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1360x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
Will a local psu be ok?
Can it run my games at 60fps?
Will there be a bottleneck?
If the gtx 650/660 comes out can it be supported by my mobo?

Thanks!

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June 10, 2012 8:40:52 AM

Grpc96 said:

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
Will a local psu be ok?

If you mean generic PSU that comes with the PC case, it may not for your choice of GPU's. The 550 Ti requires at least 1 6PIN PCie connector. The 560 requires 2.

Grpc96 said:

Can it run my games at 60fps?

It depends on the game. The 560 may at 1366x768. 550Ti less than this but should be more than 30fps depending on which game.

Grpc96 said:

Will there be a bottleneck?

Possibly since you are playing at low monitor resolution. But you can always overclock your processor if you encounter

Grpc96 said:

If the gtx 650/660 comes out can it be supported by my mobo?
Thanks!

Should.

In answer to your question, if you do not have any plan to upgrade that monitor or your local PSU does not have the connectors, a 7750 may be the best for you.
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June 10, 2012 8:53:37 AM

What type and what PSU do you have?

Only bottleneck that you may notice is your CPU at 2.3ghz. OC it and problem solved (but depends on the game of course)

Noticed that you want to stay with Nvidia? there are some ATI cards that at a good price. But anyway here is a GTX560 and sould play everything that you throw at it. just make sure that you do have the Powersupply that can handle it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500Watt at min with no lower than 30amps on the 12v rail(s)
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June 10, 2012 9:48:33 AM

Viking2121 said:
What type and what PSU do you have?

Only bottleneck that you may notice is your CPU at 2.3ghz. OC it and problem solved (but depends on the game of course)

Noticed that you want to stay with Nvidia? there are some ATI cards that at a good price. But anyway here is a GTX560 and sould play everything that you throw at it. just make sure that you do have the Powersupply that can handle it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500Watt at min with no lower than 30amps on the 12v rail(s)

From where he is, the 560 is cheaper than the 6850 & the 7770 which are both weaker than the 560. So 560 is the better buy.
http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphic-cards-1/inno3d-gtx...
http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphic-cards-1/msi-hd7770...
http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphic-cards-1/msi-hd6850...

Edit:
Found 1 6850 that is cheaper which could be the better buy price/performance wise.
http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphic-cards-1/powercolor...
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June 10, 2012 9:54:54 AM

Yes. I found one that is good deal ( in Edit part ). But the question about your power remains. Can you check if it have the 6PIN PCIe connector?
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June 10, 2012 10:00:30 AM

Seasonic is a very decent power supply. It will run it without any problems. Though, GTX 560 is considerably stronger than HD 6850 (~20%), so I suggest you get that IF you can afford it.
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June 10, 2012 10:01:28 AM

randomkid said:
Yes. I found one that is good deal ( in Edit part ). But the question about your power remains. Can you check if it have the 6PIN PCIe connector?

I don't have a 6 pin connector :(  I'll just buy a new one if its worth it. Is Seasonic S12II 620w(its not on the website but its on the pricelist) a good psu? Do I need 620w for future upgrades?
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June 10, 2012 10:06:34 AM

Yes! That's great a PSU. Maybe expensive but its worth it.

The PSU is something that you can always bring up to your next build, anyway. When you build a new PC, you can put the seasonic there & put back the old PSU back in the old rig so it can still be used as a 2nd PC.
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June 11, 2012 9:52:59 AM

Best answer selected by Grpc96.
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