GeForce GT 630 vs GeForce GT 440

Hey all, I have decided to upgrade my older system recently rather then purchase a whole new rig (waiting for the price to drop a bit on the i7's). Since I am planning on purchasing a new system, most likely for Xmas 2013 - I want to upgrade on the cheap. I have been looking at the GT 630 and the GT 440 but can't quite decide which would be better....does anyone know the real difference between these two?

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-1024MB-Graphics-01G-P3-2631-KR/dp/tech-data/B0085MPDJ8/ref=de_a_smtd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500235

Also, my stock power supply blows and I was going to replace it with the one below...will there be any trouble with the cards running on the new PSU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028


All I really do on this machine is play some X games (X3, X3TC, X3AP) at the moment and I use it for the mundane work/school as well. Really would like to hook up two monitors as well...System specs below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883109035


Also, slightly off-topic but could I replace my 1GB card with this 2GB card below as well?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134636&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA


Thanks a ton for any advice you can give me!
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  1. Well do you have any budget ?

    And the gt 440 should slighlty ahead !
  2. I would like to keep it under $175 if at all possible, seems do-able with what I've seen out there. I feel like with a top-of the line card I may bottleneck with the processor..... what's the best card I can get for this system an with an upgraded power supply?
  3. Whats your cpu?
  4. SchizTech said:


    ^ this
  5. Is the $175 for the graphics card and power supply put together? Or just the graphics card? Also, that power supply will run anything without a problem, so don't worry.

    If your budget is for both put together, then I would go with the cheapest Radeon HD 7750 you can find.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125417

    You could also try to get a GeForce GTX 650 (non-Ti version) for about $100.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500272 (this one has no ratings though, $100 plus shipping/tax)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498%20600364400&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20650 (this one has a rebate card, so you're actually paying $110 plus shipping/tax, but is from EVGA which is a great brand)

    A while ago I installed a GeForce GTS 250 (about $110 back then) in a system that has an Athlon x2 3800+ (which is a little weaker than your current cpu). It let me run any Half-Life 2 engine game on max with no lag (like 60+ fps). The gtx 650 is even better than that and I don't believe you should aim for anything higher than those cards I suggested.

    As for your question about the RAM you wanted to replace, yes you can do that and you might actually see a difference when gaming, too.
  6. Thanks for the advice guys! I ended up going with the Radeon HD 7750, some more RAM, and the new PSU. Can't wait to put it all together!

    Thanks again!
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