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October 13, 2012 3:44:50 PM

ok I need help for the 650ti I currently have geforce 430gt.

I need help I have a 420W psu its 12 volt rail its amp rating is @13amps I Have
amd athlon 64 x2 3800+ @ 2.5GHz
2gb of DDR2 ram 836 MHz
1 HDrive 300GB Sata 5400RPM
1 DVD drive
I do Not have a 6Pin Connector do I have room for 2molex to 6pin connector?

All Voltages for HardWare are Stock. stable overclock without voltage increase......


Please Do not tell me to get another computer "if I had money I would lol"

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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 5:01:30 PM

The Radeon 7770 & GTX 650 Ti are both good choices. The problem that I see is the extra power draw and the fact that both cards will be bottle necked by your current setup, but you can upgrade those later. Since we're trying to upgrade on the cheap, I'm going to recommend the cheapest cards in each category. They're not bad, they just don't have all the bells and whistles.


My personal favorite for lesser systems with sketchy PSU's is the PowerColor 7750 $90 shipped no rebates and doesn't use an external power connector.
PowerColor 7770 Ghz Ed $127 shipped $117 after MIR and is a very solid performer
EVGA GTX 650 Ti $157 shipped no rebates but for this price it's not worth it.


The 7770 is not faster than the GTX 650 Ti, but it's performance per dollar is much better.

Here are the broken benchmarks from Anandtech showing that the GTX 650 Ti wins in almost every Bench.
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 5:08:52 PM

The main thing is you NEED a new Power Supply. That one you have now is OK for that system, once you start tweaking or adding wattage to the mix that thing will be very sketchy.

Honestly, if you have the budget for a GTX 650 Ti, you have the budget for a new PSU and 7750.

The GTX 650 Ti runs $150. The 7750 is $90 and the 7770 is $120. So if you went with the 7750 you could also get an Antec VP-450 PSU for $43 shipped which equals $133 or the 7770 and PSU for $163.
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 5:28:37 PM

If I were you I would listen to dscudella and go with the 7770 and a new psu.
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October 13, 2012 5:56:12 PM

I will see if that is what I can do ill stick with 7750 if I Need new psu
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 6:15:49 PM

godsmack52 said:
I will see if that is what I can do ill stick with 7750 if I Need new psu


We're all telling you that you need a new PSU before you start upgrading. What you have now "should" be able to handle a 7750, but I would strongly advise against it. It definitely won't handle a 7770 or a 650 Ti. If you have the budget for a 650 Ti, like you were talking about in your original post, then get the PSU & 7770.

You'll be much happier and you'll be able to start upgrading the rest of your system piece by piece if need be and you'll have the power to back it up.
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October 13, 2012 6:21:23 PM

godsmack52 said:
OK so im going to go with the radeon 7770 with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Better psu so i can upgrade


Good choice except that Thermaltake PSU's aren't "better". You're getting more wattage, on paper, but you're not getting a quality built unit.

Read this review from Hardware Secrets and you'll see that in its price range, the Antec VP-450 is one of the best PSU's available. It doesn't have the 80 Plus certifications because it doesn't have the PFC circuit but it does run at 80%+ efficiency and is built with quality components.
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October 13, 2012 7:00:46 PM

Ok just so I can get this together i'll upgrade my psu but if I was to want to update all my stuff motherboard,cpu in future what would be a good psu for that and radeon hd 7770? I am going to eventually get a quad core, and decent motherboard.

sorry for asking so many questions.
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October 13, 2012 7:06:44 PM

No no, questions are good, that's what we want to hear. Questions mean you're willing to learn, to further your knowledge. I have one question for you. What is your budget? How much cash, right now, can you devote to a PSU and Video Card including taxes & shipping?

A decent card is the PowerColor 7770 Ghz Ed. $127 shipped $117 after MIR. The highest end is the Sapphire Vapor-X 7770 Ghz Ed $150 shipped $135 after MIR and is the flag ship 7770.

After these, how much do you have to spend on a PSU?
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October 13, 2012 7:09:22 PM

I was going to get the 650ti it was 150dollers and that's about my max I can spend but with shipping im sure I can scrap couple dollers up for that.
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 7:18:57 PM

Then your best bet is the PowerColor 7770 ($127 / $117) and the Antec VP-450 ($43) for $170 shipped and $160 after rebates. The 7770 will OC nicely giving you a nice bump over stock performance and the Antec PSU is good for a single GPU setup.
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October 13, 2012 7:23:16 PM

ok thanks for the help I will be happy to toss this 430gt I have into retirement hopefully around xmas time. who knows maybe even the price will drop :) 
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 7:27:14 PM

godsmack52 said:
ok thanks for the help I will be happy to toss this 430gt I have into retirement hopefully around xmas time. who knows maybe even the price will drop :) 


Check on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That would be a great time to upgrade, keep saving and check first thing that morning, some very good deals can be had.
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October 13, 2012 10:27:37 PM

dscudella said:
Check on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That would be a great time to upgrade, keep saving and check first thing that morning, some very good deals can be had.

ok one more question my psu mount is at the top of the case the fan on the one you showed me is on the top is this a problem or should it work?

EDIT: " lol sorry I wasn't thinking I can just Turn the darn thing upside down and it will work with the fan on the top :)  once agian sorry "
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October 14, 2012 2:47:06 AM

Best answer selected by godsmack52.
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