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July 5, 2012 1:04:38 AM

Well, I have a small case.
I have:
AMD 740 (pheon II, x3)
8GB ram.
Hoping this 520W PSU will do the job:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm hoping to spend around 60-70~ on the PSU and 120~ on the video card.

What would be a great card for these specs?

GTX 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GTS 450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(hard to find GDDR)

Well, I currently have a GT 440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I really just want to be able to play games at smooth FPS rates like GTA IV and BF3. I don't really enjoy playing with anti-aliasing, and I also play at a low res of 720P most of the time. (I broadcast a lot.)

I get around 30FPS in GTA IV med settings, BF3 is just unplayable at 24 FPS, and most other games I play perfectly fine. But evidently, there is a lot of room for improvement with these cards. Thanks.

Case measurements:
Height: 15.23 inches
Width: 6.89 inches
Length: 16.29 inches

Should I be worried about space? I will listen to any suggestions.

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July 5, 2012 1:16:22 AM

The 520 Seasonic will do fine, it's a great choice... and it's hard to beat the 560 SE at $130, I'd say go that route as a 450 is not a big enough upgrade on your exisiting card to make the changes.

In terms of space the 560's are not huge, so again... a safe bet.
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July 5, 2012 1:21:20 AM

What we really need to know is what resolution do you play at. If you're playing at 1280x720 or 1920x1080 makes a huge difference in whether you get the right card or not.
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July 5, 2012 1:25:22 AM

s3anister said:
What we really need to know is what resolution do you play at. If you're playing at 1280x720 or 1920x1080 makes a huge difference in whether you get the right card or not.


Not really given his price range.
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July 5, 2012 1:27:07 AM

Also, I wouldn't recommend the 450 at all. The 560SE is a crippled GK104, but it's still better. As for cards I'd actually recommend in general, the actual 560 and the radeon 6870 are really nice cards. The 7770 is good too, but GCN has poor performance in DX9 games vs. VLIW4/5 cards like the 6870 or 6850 (which can't really be found anymore, sadly).
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July 5, 2012 1:28:48 AM

Sephypoo73 said:
The 520 Seasonic will do fine, it's a great choice... and it's hard to beat the 560 SE at $130, I'd say go that route as a 450 is not a big enough upgrade on your exisiting card to make the changes.

In terms of space the 560's are not huge, so again... a safe bet.


The 560's have their power connectors at the end of the card, however, so he'd have to measure the length of the card+PCI-E power connectors. Probably not an issue but you never know.
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July 5, 2012 1:29:29 AM

I said I play at 720p, 1280x720.
I am for the GTX 560, and prefer nVidia. I only asked about the GT 450 because it has smaller versions, I wasn't exactly too sure about my case size. forgive me for not including that bit. ;] Not a huge fan of Radeon unless you can woe me with a better card than a GTX 560 se.
Also, my GT 440 measures at about 6 inches with about 7 inches of free spaces. 8 and a half if you include touching the end of the case
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July 5, 2012 1:33:47 AM

TestOne said:
I said I play at 720p, 1280x720.
I am more-over for the GTX 560, and prefer nVidia, for give me for not including that bit. ;] Not a huge fan of Radeon unless you can woe me with a better card than a GTX 560 se.
Also, my GT 440 measures at about 6 inches with about 7 inches of free spaces. 8 and a half if you include touching the end of the case


Ah, sorry I read your post quickly as I'm trying to get out of the house. In that case the 560 SE would be the perfect choice, but I personally would get a better card like the 560/560 ti as you'd have the option for upgrading to a larger pixel count monitor. But if you're not planning on upgrading any further than you currently have planned, then it's a moot point.
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July 5, 2012 1:36:58 AM

s3anister said:
Ah, sorry I read your post quickly as I'm trying to get out of the house. In that case the 560 SE would be the perfect choice, but I personally would get a better card like the 560/560 ti as you'd have the option for upgrading to a larger pixel count monitor. But if you're not planning on upgrading any further than you currently have planned, then it's a moot point.

I would switch, however I am at a budget of 130 with my selected power supply. My current monitor has a native res of 1440x900. I stream 1080P movies sometimes to my TV, but never games. :] I don't plan on upgrading my current desktop monitor anytime soon. The GTX 560 SE it is then, it seems to have a nice performance, even if for 40 dollars more I could get a little boost. I am getting the PSU today, and if by next week my mind changes, I will most definitely get the regular GTX 560 (also, is TI better?) Thanks.
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July 5, 2012 1:39:49 AM

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July 5, 2012 1:44:02 AM

TestOne said:
I would switch, however I am at a budget of 130 with my selected power supply. My current monitor has a native res of 1440x900. I stream 1080P movies sometimes to my TV, but never games. :] I don't plan on upgrading my current desktop monitor anytime soon. The GTX 560 SE it is then, it seems to have a nice performance, even if for 40 dollars more I could get a little boost. I am getting the PSU today, and if by next week my mind changes, I will most definitely get the regular GTX 560 (also, is TI better?) Thanks.


Haha yeah I never stream games to my TV either, I think it looks weird. The PSU you selected is really good, by the way. I have been using a Seasonic PSU for the last 5 years and it so far has not failed me so I put faith in the brand. The 560 Ti is faster than the normal 560 and would be the card I'd recommend if you did spend extra; unfortunately AMD doesn't sell the 6950 anymore which is actually faster than both cards and when still available could be found cheaper than the 560 ti. Doesn't matter now, though. So yeah as things are now any 560 SE will work excellent for you but the SE is slower than the vanilla 560 and the vanilla 560 is slower than the TI.
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