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November 5, 2012 9:54:45 AM

My old 4350 has failed (possibly due to my overclocking), and now I'm looking for a new card at around $150, something that can run games at medium resolutions and settings. Here are my specs:

CPU: Pentium Dual Core E5500 (Wolfdale), 2.8GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P5QPL-AM
RAM: 2GB DDR2
PSU: 250W, came with the case :( 

Should I get a better PSU, or any other component? I've seen the Radeon 7750 and the GT 640, can I run these with my current hardware?
Also, I can't buy from Newegg, because I'm in India. $150=~Rs.8000
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 5, 2012 9:59:01 AM

buy corsair cx 430 with the hd 5770:) where do you live?at mumbai?if yes then buy from lemington road i have got one hd 5770 for my friend for about rs 5800 that gpu will be the best for ur cpu though:) 
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November 5, 2012 10:22:55 AM

sunnk said:
buy corsair cx 430 with the hd 5770:) where do you live?at mumbai?if yes then buy from lemington road i have got one hd 5770 for my friend for about rs 5800 that gpu will be the best for ur cpu though:) 

No, I live in Cochin, and it's very hard to find good hardware in the local shops, so I'll probably have to buy online.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 5, 2012 10:25:57 AM

flipkart?buy hd 7750 with that 430w psu then:) _
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November 5, 2012 11:41:48 AM

Is it necessary that I upgrade my PSU? Also, I'm very open to suggestions on cards other than the 7750 and the GT 640.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 6:29:21 AM

yes u will need to because that psu u have is of bad quality and that cant power the hd 7750 or any good card:) hd 5770,gts 450,hd 6670,hd will be also a good choice:) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 8:42:46 AM

Thornyjohny said:
Is it necessary that I upgrade my PSU? Also, I'm very open to suggestions on cards other than the 7750 and the GT 640.

if you want a decent graphics card like 7750 or gtx 650 you will need to upgrade your psu. you have no other option. the 7750 is an awesome card, i own it and i know it
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7750-1-gb-g...
this sapphire model is the best 7750 for a good price.
and the cheapest psu upgrade that you would need to power a 7750 is this. i own this one too. its not that good but its cheap but still much better than your stock 250 watt psu.
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-cm-350-plus-watts...
check it out and reply what you feel :) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 11:42:50 AM

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@ayush bhai i will answer you on your thread

@mohit from lemington road mumbai i bought a hd 5770 for rs 5800 for my freind which seems very cheap and i was getting a hd 7770 hd 6850 gtx 460 gtx 550ti at 8000rs i was getting gtx 550ti at the price of rs 7200 so he can get that

@ayush did you checked the price at local shop?

what did you say ? you were getting gtx 460 , hd 7770 and hd 6850 for 8000 rs for brand new model in lamington road ? :o 
seriously ? i too live in mumbai and i bought hd 7750 for rs. 7500. did i buy it for too much ? :sweat: 
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November 6, 2012 12:03:48 PM

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please start your own thread if you wanna post a question.
there is no way you can get a 460 new for that price in india . you can search for a used one though.
for your budget i would suggest a 7750. its hands down the best card for 7000 rs . nothing even comes close except the 550 ti .
but 550 ti is a generation old and consumes more power so 7750 is best :wahoo: 

He actually created a new thread. He is right the 460 is too expensive on Amazon. Well yes get the 7750 you can get things done. Check YouTube... Type 7750 then a game. Try Battlefield 3. It runs it quite well for the price ;) 
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November 6, 2012 12:33:20 PM

mohit9206 said:
if you want a decent graphics card like 7750 or gtx 650 you will need to upgrade your psu. you have no other option. the 7750 is an awesome card, i own it and i know it
http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7750-1-gb-g...
this sapphire model is the best 7750 for a good price.
and the cheapest psu upgrade that you would need to power a 7750 is this. i own this one too. its not that good but its cheap but still much better than your stock 250 watt psu.
http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-cm-350-plus-watts...
check it out and reply what you feel :) 

OK, so if I must upgrade my PSU, what are the other cards (ie cards with aux power connectors) in that price range? I haven't looked into any of those yet. Also, the prices on Flipkartare about Rs. 1000 (~$20) higher than those in the local market.

PS: Should I upgrade any other component, like the RAM?
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 1:04:44 PM

for about 8000 rs you basically have 3 options. a gtx 550 ti, a 7750 or a 6770.
and yes since you only have 2gb or ram i strongly advise you to add another 2 gb for smoother performance
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November 6, 2012 1:21:44 PM

And also some bottleneck but I think the bottleneck shouldn't be much. You should plan on that PSU and the 7750. After some time get a Celeron and a nice MoBo. Here:
Celeron 2.5GHZ 2,450 INR
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-G540-CACHE-Processor-BX8062...

Good MSI motherboard 2,722 INR
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Intel-Motherboards-H61M-P31-W...

CoolerMaster 430W PSU 1,905 INR:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Supply-RS460-...

Sapphire HD7750 after rebate 4,900 INR
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...

And to know sipping prices and stuff:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref...


If you want the FASTEST shipping it will be 3-5 days it will be approx. 1,650 INR.

Total with fast shipping: 13,650 INR which is 250$. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 1:59:31 PM

yes it will work on 1.1 with no issues.
i suggest the sapphire model coz i.too own sapphire model and its great.
keeps the card really cool and silent
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:01:46 AM

mohit9206 said:
what did you say ? you were getting gtx 460 , hd 7770 and hd 6850 for 8000 rs for brand new model in lamington road ? :o 
seriously ? i too live in mumbai and i bought hd 7750 for rs. 7500. did i buy it for too much ? :sweat: 


yes u do buy that for too much u can get a hd 5770 gigabyte one for just rs 5800 i have bought for my freind one month ago:) 

i just forget the shop but that shop was opposite to a hotel and near by the signal:) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:05:06 AM

mohit9206 said:
for about 8000 rs you basically have 3 options. a gtx 550 ti, a 7750 or a 6770.
and yes since you only have 2gb or ram i strongly advise you to add another 2 gb for smoother performance


those three cards are very near to the performance of hd 5770 which cost me rs 5800 lol lmfao:) man u should check everyshop before u buy:) badluck:( 
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:17:46 AM

sunnk said:
those three cards are very near to the performance of hd 5770 which cost me rs 5800 lol lmfao:) man u should check everyshop before u buy:) badluck:( 

7750 is better than 5770 in that it performs better in dx 11 games , consumes much less power, doesnt require 6 pin power and is the latest generation product based on GCN architecture.
so its worth a little extra money over a 5770 :wahoo: 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:20:11 AM

worth for paying rs 2000 more for 1-5 fps improvement?latest architecture is the one thing which is good their but why would any one pay rs 2000 more for similar card?btw the hd 7750 is just 1-5fps better then hd 5770:) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:32:33 AM

sunnk said:
worth for paying rs 2000 more for 1-5 fps improvement?latest architecture is the one thing which is good their but why would any one pay rs 2000 more for similar card?btw the hd 7750 is just 1-5fps better then hd 5770:) 

did you buy from lamington road ? what shop name and which brand 5770 it is ?
hey have you heard the name of " cassette world" shop in lamington road ? i had bought a 5450 from there once for 2000 bucks. and now bought 7750 for 7500 rs . :pt1cable: 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:53:09 AM

no i dont know. i m not rembering the name because i m buying from shop which ever is good and their price are cheap btw gpu was gigabye hd 5770 udv version:) and i will tell u the name tommorrow in pm because i dnt have the bill my freind has the bill i will see the name and will let u know:) 
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November 7, 2012 8:44:57 AM

That's weird. I can't find my last post here. Moderators, has it been deleted? :??: 
Anyway, what I posted was this: Should I wait for the next set of cards to come out? When are they coming out, and by how much will the prices of the current generation drop?
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 9:23:53 AM

next gen amd cards can be expected jan-feb next year while nvidia is looking at april-may time frame.
yes current video card prices will drop
why dont you just get a 5770 for rs 5800 as the other guy mentioned ?
its a good deal
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November 7, 2012 10:37:35 AM

It is but then PSU... You see :) 
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November 7, 2012 10:38:11 AM

And are you sure the 8970 will launch Jan-Feb?
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 12:09:48 PM

yes am sure. i am the one planning the launch dates. lol. so jan maybe or if not then definitely feb
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November 7, 2012 2:03:17 PM

OK, so should I get the 7750 in December, or get a good PSU and a 7770, or should I wait till the next generation is released? Is the 7770 worth the extra money (including the cost of the PSU)? Or what about a PSU and the GTX 550 Ti?
As for Radeons, I'll stick with the 7xxx series.
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 2:19:35 PM

PSu+ 7770 = best option but costs more money
no psu+ 7750= best option
psu + 550ti = bad option
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November 7, 2012 3:15:16 PM

What about the 6790? Yes, I know I just said I'll stick with the 7xxx series, but where does it stand against the 7750 and the 7770? PSU + 6790 seems to cost less than PSU + 7770.
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 3:39:20 PM

Thornyjohny said:
What about the 6790? Yes, I know I just said I'll stick with the 7xxx series, but where does it stand against the 7750 and the 7770? PSU + 6790 seems to cost less than PSU + 7770.

thats because 6790 is weaker than 7770. it goes like this
7750<6790<7770
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November 7, 2012 4:52:28 PM

Just go for the 7750. Anything more than that I think your CPU will start to show bottlenecking. Save the money for the 7770 + PSU and same some for what I have stated up top because that's the cheapest good option. Good luck!
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November 8, 2012 12:24:21 PM

OK, what do you guys think about this:
GPU: Radeon HD 7750
RAM: +2GB DDR2 (Therefore a total of 4GB)
Should I get the Sapphire 7750 or the MSI 7750 OC?
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November 9, 2012 4:42:23 AM

Go Sapphire. The MSI one will get hotter because of two TINY fans and it's closed while the Sapphire one is open. Good luck! :) 
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November 10, 2012 12:37:43 PM

Best answer selected by Thornyjohny.
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