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June 15, 2012 12:53:36 PM

As u see by the title I'm in debate with my self I want a 650ti but i get my new pc parts to build my self my first pc in the beginning of July n been hearing the 650ti won't come out untill August or September or end of July n can't wait that long I'm on a *** gaming pc n cnt take the low laggy fps anymore so I ask what I should do about the graphics card because nvidia always out dose amd cards n so I really want a 650ti when it comes out and idk if I should get a 550ti n when I get the 650ti sli the both or use the 550ti as a physix dedicated graphics card or the other thing since the 550ti is 14fps less then the 7770 should I forget about a 650ti n just use a 7770 instead idk really should I go nvidia 550ti untill 650ti comes out n use both or forget about the 650ti n just use a 7770

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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 12:59:30 PM

i would either get a 7850 or wait for the 660.
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June 15, 2012 1:03:59 PM

If you are planning to buy 2 cards, u'd better just buy a better card now.. nVidia doesn't "Always out does" AMD. They can be just as good, it's just whatever you prefer.

But if you are buying a 550ti now, and a 650ti in a couple of months, u pay for 2 GPU's.. Can't u spend that money on 1 better GPU, like the 7850, depending on what actual budget you have for your cards?
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 1:45:17 PM

the 660ti will be around 300 and 660 should be 250
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June 15, 2012 1:58:21 PM

Bad time for the need of a graphic card under $300. The only card in that price range that has the best value is the GTX 480 but it's 2 gen old and consumes quite a bit of power. The 7850 is overclocked and over-priced. So if you want new gen card which has the best performance per price, you have 2 options: Ditch out a little more and get the 670 or wait for the 660/660ti which who knows when they'll be out?
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 2:00:22 PM

In the scope of the cards you are looking at perhaps consider an AMD 6850 and call it a day ?
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a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 2:06:37 PM

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6870 instead and call it a day, only like $15 more right now in US (some sites)..


Normally I would agree


OP what is your PSU ?
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June 15, 2012 11:16:45 PM

i dnt think i explained my self right im only looking at them 3 cards because im after a card between $130 -$180 i cant get anything above 6670 in the 6000 series because the store im getting it from dosent have 6700 or 6800 or 6900 cards same with nvidia they dnt have any other 400 series thats above 450 this is the website www.pccasegear.com.au im australian so im stricted to this i know theirs other australian computer part retailers but this is the only site i can find positive feed back from users that say its one of the best in australia so dnt wanna go with a bad rep retailer store so the graphics card has to be $100 -$190 and has to be able to do some series gamin on maybe just 1280x960 or 1600x900 n in high or med or ultra settings and reasion im staying to a $100 - $190 gpu because im on a budget of $1060 for my build and its already a $1044 includin a 7770 but i could save up for a bit more but ive been waitin for years for my own kick ass gamin pc and im on a really *** gamin pc atm i need to upgrade as soon as i can other wise i would wait for the 660 n wouldnt be asking so between that price range and what rez i wanna play games on what would u say for me to get the 550ti and sli when 660 comes out cause i will be savin money fo when it actually dose come out or just get a 7770 or any other gpu u think is better in that price range thats better then a 550ti or 7770 from that website
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June 15, 2012 11:55:06 PM

















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June 16, 2012 12:02:24 AM

and i need the mouse pad because i havnt got a mouse pad but ive got a good mouse i use for gaming with 1000 dpi and i want that motherboard for any future pcie 1x cards i put in plus i has a another pcie 8x for when i get another card and it has good spaceing for the 2 cards and supports the ram im gunna put in and supports ivy cpu and i dnt wanna go sandy bridge because im after keepin this pc for the 3 year period that most of the product warranties n more years after that and need the anti static wrist band because i was in debate with my self about that i know i wont destroy the parts but then when i think about it more i get worryed because well if i staticly destroy them i have to wait to rebuy it n plus its only $6 its better safe then sorry

so im after a 550ti gpu or 7770 gpu or something from the www.pccasegear.com has to work with the case and the setup i have their ^^^ but if u see anything in that setup i dnt need or can do less of feel free to mention it

oh and it has to be between $100 - 180 and has to play any game at med or high or ultra settings at 1280x960 or 1600x1050 at about a fps of 35 +
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June 16, 2012 12:14:27 AM

well mostly just battlefield 3 but im getting medal of honor and company of heros 2 and simcity etc so need it for them games as well
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 16, 2012 12:53:35 AM

so how about we redo your config, and squeeze out the extra cash to max bf3 performance? trust me, a 550ti won't do well with BF3

Edit: OK, I tried to rebuild your PC from PCcasegear options, and honestly couldn't do much better in terms of shaving costs to let you get a better video card... do you guys really not have any other websites? I feel ripped off on everything I'm looking at there, and there's a severe lack of choices, there's like only 1 or 2 choices per price category...
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June 16, 2012 1:13:29 AM

sadly aussies and nz pay the most for things in the world because of all our taxes n such their is umart and mwave but people say mwave rips them off sometimes with orders and sometimes forgets about their order and playin that much money better not go down the drain so didnt wanna go through mwave but ur happy to check it out if u like and umart idk anything about just know one of my clan mates said he gets his parts from umart but their website is very bad i got lost sometimes lookin for parts pccasegear has the better customer satsfaction every 1 is happy with that company n havnt heard of 1 bad complaint yet of them
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June 16, 2012 1:17:07 AM

i dnt really want my gams maxed out completly just them rez and settings either med or high or ultra i find that rez is enough for good looks for me the 1280x960 rez im talkin about is enough for me i aint a picky person but outta the 550ti or 7770 which do u guys think be the best to use in like high 1280x960 while i wait for a 660
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a c 92 U Graphics card
June 16, 2012 1:30:57 AM

how would you even know if your store will stock the 650ti or 660?

It will be many months till the new nvidia cards more likely than not.

The 7770 is better than the 550 ti.
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June 16, 2012 1:39:03 AM

because i called the store 2 days ago and asked if they had any info about a 650 or 660 and they said no but when the US gets it they said they would get it a week laterif u have look at www.pccasegear.com they have already a 610 630 640 670 680 and 690 so yea im pritty sure they will have the new 650 or 660 which ever i decide on gettin
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 16, 2012 4:31:06 AM

Just spoke with an Aussie co-worker of mine, she says you should be able to buy things from Amazon, just make sure to look at shipping and it ships international. you can avoid a lot of the taxes that way :) 
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June 16, 2012 5:02:10 AM

dude i aint gunna find all my pc parts with a reliable seller on amazon u dnt get all pc parts especially since most things on amazon dnt deliever to my address in australia trust me ive looked up things b4 like pc parts n such n non of them would deliever to my address ur lucky to find one pc part for me im not really tryin to be hard to please i just wanna know out of them 2 gpu's which to get while i wait for the 660 or 650ti to come out because i dnt see any other better cards in that price range thats inbetween $100 - $190 ive looked over every possible way to make it cheap n make it good i havnt tryed u mart but dnt think they would have any 6800 gpu's or 400 series gpu's but i will check in the mean time decide what u guys think with my new pc stats which gpu would benifit better
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 16, 2012 5:07:56 AM

batty251 said:
dude i aint gunna find all my pc parts with a reliable seller on amazon u dnt get all pc parts especially since most things on amazon dnt deliever to my address in australia trust me ive looked up things b4 like pc parts n such n non of them would deliever to my address ur lucky to find one pc part for me im not really tryin to be hard to please i just wanna know out of them 2 gpu's which to get while i wait for the 660 or 650ti to come out because i dnt see any other better cards in that price range thats inbetween $100 - $190 ive looked over every possible way to make it cheap n make it good i havnt tryed u mart but dnt think they would have any 6800 gpu's or 400 series gpu's but i will check in the mean time decide what u guys think with my new pc stats which gpu would benifit better


fair enough, I can understand your impatience. glad to know for once the OP did his own homework

anyway, I would get the 7770 and forget about the 650ti, judging by the way the 640 looked and how well 7770 overclocks, I HIGHLY doubt the 650ti would be better, for all we know it could be slower than the 7770 when it comes out. the 660 will be a small upgrade.

for all intent and purposes, I think you should get the 7770, if it works well, forget about an upgrade later this year, and wait for next year when new cards come out, and save up in the mean time
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June 16, 2012 5:17:16 AM

Best answer selected by batty251.
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June 16, 2012 5:22:20 AM

btw i found ur answer the best even thou some have said 7770 they didnt actually win me over on why the 7770 was better in a way and also ur thorts on the 640 n 650 n 660 were very agreeable n btw umart didnt have any 6800's but did have a 460 but figured that would be same performace then a 550ti
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 16, 2012 5:24:41 AM

I'd go with the sapphire card.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

I know it's the cheapest one, but I've owned 3 sapphire cards myself so far, never had a problem with them and they generally have a great reputation. the MSI one may overclock a bit better, but it's not worth the $26 difference.

ALTERNATIVELY, have you thought about cutting your CPU down to the i5 2320? if you do you save $16 there, which gets you just $10 short of the Zotac 560ti. you'll have a much more balanced gaming rig (much higher fps too) that way
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

here's benchmarks of the 7770 vs 560ti
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=536

If you can't stretch your budget that far, I understand. just offering my thoughts
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 16, 2012 5:25:35 AM

batty251 said:
btw i found ur answer the best even thou some have said 7770 they didnt actually win me over on why the 7770 was better in a way and also ur thorts on the 640 n 650 n 660 were very agreeable n btw umart didnt have any 6800's but did have a 460 but figured that would be same performace then a 550ti


thanks for best answer, appreciate it
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June 16, 2012 5:49:00 AM

think i will go with the sapphire card since not just u but other amd users say sapphire is the better card and i know 560ti is better but im just playin it on my *** ass monitor which only supports up to 1280x1050 rez and when i get my new monitor i will also get another sapphire card and crossfire them because the reviews for a 7770 in crossfire sits in the frame rates between a 6970 and 7950 the 7770 crossfire sits doin better the a single 6970 and like 2 or 3 frames less then of a 7950 i say thats good since nvidia wont release their newer cards 700 series untill 2014

this is the 7770 in cossfire vs a 7950

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UudXJEoijC8

and this is 7770 in same review bench mark as a 6970

http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-7...


being that much fps in crossfire beating the 650t but so many frames n only $260 crossfire i say thats really sweet
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 16, 2012 5:57:12 AM

wow, sweet, didn't even think about that.

well, enjoy your 7770 and happy gaming. glad to have helped
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December 5, 2013 6:16:04 AM

550ti vs 650ti is a bad upgrade period.. you can argue with me all you want it just is..

Trading last gen card of same preformance bracket for next gen same preformance bracket is stupid..
Rather wait till you have the money for a 750ti or a 270x
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