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August 16, 2012 7:59:06 PM

hi i want to upgrade my graphics card to something way better than i have now i have 2 options:
the gtx 550 ti : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
or the radeon hd 7750 : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

i am planning to buy them within a month from now or so i want to use them from gaming and some programming like c++ . i currently have intel gma 3000 which is integrated and sucks. i have a 500 watt powersupply from my case it has 1 6-pin pcie power plug. i got it with the case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... the resolution i want to be running at is 1600x1200 my monitor is 20.2 inches. the only problem i will face is that my motherboard has a pci-e 16x 1.0 slot so it will be slower can you guys tell me the speed difference between 1.0 2.0 and 3.0 because its kind of confusing. oh yeah i have an intel core 2 duo e6300 clocked at 3 ghz and this is my mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... i also have 8 gigs of ram at 1066mhz. thank you

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August 16, 2012 8:08:23 PM

7750 is much better. I would be kind of wary with that PSU. It's a raidmax one and they're known to blow up when you pull more than 50% of the rating from it.

Actually, PCI-E 1 is so slow. It's not even worth it.
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August 16, 2012 8:10:44 PM

samuelspark said:
7750 is much better. I would be kind of wary with that PSU. It's a raidmax one and they're known to blow up when you pull more than 50% of the rating from it.

so your saying it might blow up and make a km crater or just fry up and die na jk but what do you advise me to do
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August 16, 2012 8:14:12 PM

but ive seen benchmarks of my cpu with a 560 ti and they are pretty high plus its an uupgrade from an integrated video ship so even if its low bandwidth it will increase my preformance drastically right??
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August 16, 2012 8:17:48 PM

@ss202sl

But uses so much more power.

@saad123abc

I'd go with a lower end card to save money cus you won't notice the difference.
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August 16, 2012 8:18:28 PM

the 7750 is better ,,,but:it is pci-e 3.0 so in this case i will recommend to you the gtx550 ti Now,about the pci-e interface : the only change is the data that travel there higher pci-e = higher data
but there is not a problem if you put the 2.0 in 1.0 (i heard so) but never put the 2.1 in a 1.0 that will not work
Good luck
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August 16, 2012 9:21:24 PM

iliani007 said:
the 7750 is better ,,,but:it is pci-e 3.0 so in this case i will recommend to you the gtx550 ti Now,about the pci-e interface : the only change is the data that travel there higher pci-e = higher data
but there is not a problem if you put the 2.0 in 1.0 (i heard so) but never put the 2.1 in a 1.0 that will not work
Good luck

alright thank you for quick reply i will go ahead and buy the gtx 550 ti
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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2012 3:01:25 AM

Your PSU is gunna blow up with a 550 Ti. Get something lower like a 6670 or a GT240
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