Hello everyone im new here. I did some research on what can my psu can handle when it comes down to gpu but im still not quite sure so i need some experts to ensure me if possible
This is my pc specs :
Cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad q6700 overclocked to 3.0ghz ( it was 2.66 without oc )
Ram : 4 gb kingston
Motherboard : MSI MS-7379
GPU : asus geforce 210 (1gb en 210 silent version)
I don't want to buy a new psu but if i have to i can. Cards that im looking to buy is 7770 or 7750 but i would prefer a nvidia card that gives as much performance as 7770 and/or 7750 if theres any. I'll be doing light gaming on a 1440x900 display . Thanks in advance for any replies.
Go for the 7750. Only about ~65 watt power draw, and beats any nvidia card power/performance wise at that price point. The 7770 requires a PCI-E connector, which I don't think you have. I would also recommend un overclocking your CPU, it won't botteneck a 7750, and with that PSU, less is better.
thanks for the reply. i have 150$ ready to be spend but i can boost that budget to 200$ if i'll wait for another week or so. So can you recommend any psu + graphic card with that budget? or should i just buy 7750. un overclocking is not a problem. And also i have a small question my mobo has pci-e x16 slot for gpu. I know pci-e is backwards compatible but will i get any performance drop?
Both upgrades will benefit your PC. The 7770 just got a 5% performance increase with the release of Catalyst 12.11 and the Vapor-X overclocks like a champ while staying very cool. The CX430 will handle any other upgrades you can throw at it until you get above i5 & 7850 status.
The power supply allows you to step up to mid-range gpu territory, which is gpu #2, but it'll cost you 210$ total (including rebates). If you can squeeze the budget then you should definitely go for it.
I'll be building a custom gaming pc in next year so i'm looking to save as much as i can so i'm just looking for a little upgrade that would benefit me until i built a new system.210 is not that big of a deal but i'm not sure if it is needed cause of the fact that i'll only use it max of 6 months. So i think ill go with vapor x and cx 430. Thanks everyone looks like this site is great for upgrading tips.