I need some help for buying graphic card

From last 6 months i am playing games with sparkle 8400 gs but i cant even play games properly even on a resolution of 800 X 600.I played games like GTA 4,NFS Shift 2, COD black ops and even i was not able to play world at war properly at 800 X 600 with everything low.Now i am thinking to buy a new graphic card at a limited budget of Rs 8500 in india and i cannot extend my budget .my computer specifications are as follows:
CPU - intel core 2 duo e4600@2.4 Ghz
PSU - ZEB-450w(DSATA)
ram - 4 X 2 gb ddr3 1333 Mhz
Mobo - Foxconn G41MD-V
resolution- 1400 X 900
hdd - 320gb

I searched on google for 1 month and found out some graphic cards which were similar to my needs.I found gtx 550 ti, hd 7750, gt 640 3 gb, hd 6770.Please help me.I will be buying the graphic card by march 2013 . Dont suggest me anything other than graphic cards because i dont have money.I am from india tell the cost in indian currency only.if i would buy online it would be from flipkart.com
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  1. To be honest, I don't think you will see more of an improvement unless you upgrade your gpu AND cpu. That being said, if you aren't going to buy until March wait until then to ask this question. Price should have dropped quite a bit and maybe the 8000 series will be out by then.
  2. I'd suggest getting HD 7750. You will get a massive boost in performance, but still, don't expect to max games out.
  3. Hello Sah,
    Your rig is okay but could use more vidcard.
    8400GS is not powerful.
    The new HD7750 GDDR5 is interesting - it's fairly powerful for only $100 bucks (Canadian).
    Also, it uses very low power and doesn't even need a power connection!
    At 1400 x 900 it should actually be good for you.
    With not maximum game settings (and no AA) you should get nice framerates.
    Quiet, and runs cool too.
    Oh man, I just converted your budget to be $150 bucks!
    So get the HD7770 - or maybe even a GTX560 on clearance sale (but you will need 6-pin PCIe power connection).
    Regards
  4. does gtx 550 ti requires a power connection
  5. Divyanshu Sah said:
    does gtx 550 ti requires a power connection


    Yes, it does. You will need a male 6pin connector.
  6. Does my PSU have this connection
  7. How can we know? Why don't you open up your PC and tell us yourself?
  8. Divyanshu Sah said:
    From last 6 months i am playing games with sparkle 8400 gs but i cant even play games properly even on a resolution of 800 X 600.I played games like GTA 4,NFS Shift 2, COD black ops and even i was not able to play world at war properly at 800 X 600 with everything low.Now i am thinking to buy a new graphic card at a limited budget of Rs 8500 in india and i cannot extend my budget .my computer specifications are as follows:
    CPU - intel core 2 duo e4600@2.4 Ghz
    PSU - ZEB-450w(DSATA)
    ram - 4 X 2 gb ddr3 1333 Mhz
    Mobo - Foxconn G41MD-V
    resolution- 1400 X 900
    hdd - 320gb

    I searched on google for 1 month and found out some graphic cards which were similar to my needs.I found gtx 550 ti, hd 7750, gt 640 3 gb, hd 6770.Please help me.I will be buying the graphic card by march 2013 . Dont suggest me anything other than graphic cards because i dont have money.I am from india tell the cost in indian currency only.if i would buy online it would be from flipkart.com

    Hey, the gtx 550 ti is fast, but u wont play the newest games on high (some games) beacuse of ur cpu.And idk about the 6770. btw i had 8400gs and i played cod waw on 840x680,high settings.
  9. your zebronics psu may not have 6 pin connector.that psu is crappy and not at all good.

    you need you buy graphic card+ powersupply
  10. ASHISH65 said:


    Hey if i was to buy a hd 7750 whats the need of that power supply and btw my psu is 450 w and the one you suggested was 430 w.Ok if i thinks to buy the psu which you suggested ,will it work on my motherboard i.e. G41 MD 5
  11. Hey i found a psu should i buy this one
    http://www.lemonmart.com/products/ZEB%252d500W.html
  12. No don't get that power supply unit, zeb is a very bad brand. Stick only with quality brands: Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, FSP, XFX. Read this article:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html
  13. Sunius said:
    No don't get that power supply unit, zeb is a very bad brand. Stick only with quality brands: Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, FSP, XFX. Read this article:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html


    Hey I dont have much money.could you please search a psu lower than Rs 700.i can only spent this amount of money on my psu.thanks in advance
  14. you dont need a new psu to run a 7750.
    7750 will run just fine on your current psu
  15. Divyanshu Sah said:
    Hey I dont have much money.could you please search a psu lower than Rs 700.i can only spent this amount of money on my psu.thanks in advance


    You cannot get a PSU for that little.

    @Mohit: yes it will, but GTX 550 Ti will not.
  16. hey should i get a bfg physx card as well in just Rs 500 to Rs 2000
  17. What? No!
  18. I read somewhere that physx card increases performance.So i thought would it increse the performance of games with 8400gs
  19. 8400 gs does not support PhysX.
  20. do i need to change my cpu as well. I have LGA 775 socket and can spend about 3000 only or can i overclock my current cpu with my current psu.
  21. I wouldn't touch it. It should be fine.
  22. Not unless you upgrade the power supply unit as well.

    This one is an excellent unit:

    http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmpsu-430cxv2uk-430-watts-psu/p/itmd5xz5qs9mhqmq?pid=PSUD5XZ4ZJ5YPGBU
  23. or you could get the 7750 without having to upgrade your power supply
  24. Wont that local 500w PSU work. Believe me i cant spend more than Rs 700 on it. I read saw some gtx 550 ti which required 400 or 450 w
  25. Divyanshu Sah said:
    Wont that local 500w PSU work. Believe me i cant spend more than Rs 700 on it. I read saw some gtx 550 ti which required 400 or 450 w


    branded psu are always better.but if you can"t spend more.then you can go with local vip psu.vip is best indian local brand

    you can go with vip 400w plus it has 20amp on+12v

    you will be fine with hd7750 as it has max tdp is 55w.

    there are three vip 400 psu models - 400r 400 plus 400ex.

    go with 400 plus or 400 ex.

    price of 400 plus is rs 700 + 3year warranty

    see here- http://www.kunhar.com/vipcabinets/smps04.html

    difference bettween 3 models of 400w- http://www.kunhar.com/vipcabinets/downloads/vip-smps-400-series-comparision-chart.pdf
  26. I thought about it last night that if iam going to spend money ,i should spend some more.I found out some psu from flipkart ranging between Rs 2500 to 3500:
    1
    http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-extreme-ii-525-watts-psu/p/itmdca6nnhwyyvuh?pid=PSUDCA6MKUB28TZZ&ref=3ff8d8f2-c8ca-417d-9cdd-9f2c4dd99391

    2
    http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-thunder-500w-500-watts-psu/p/itmdbm7fefnpygyn?pid=PSUDBM7EDH7YSFTZ&ref=b9a5655d-1b2e-4ce6-b2b2-186f469af6bf

    3
    http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vs550-550-watt-psu/p/itmdg36xx8yzgjrs?pid=PSUDG34775NHYDHK&ref=35d39689-560d-49ff-bc35-d8fce07c33d8

    4
    http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-extreme-ii-475-watts-psu/p/itmdca6nghuythzq?pid=PSUDCA6MBUBR8YJN&ref=35d39689-560d-49ff-bc35-d8fce07c33d8

    Which of these should i buy and which of these have a 6 pin PCIE connector. And which should i choose from these:
    1 HD 6790
    http://www.flipkart.com/powercolor-amd-ati-radeon-hd6790-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd5yne82zudzg6?pid=GRCD5YNDRAMTKGZH&ref=2b28143d-b345-42d5-a7c4-8351be7bd40e

    2 HD 7770
    http://www.flipkart.com/powercolor-amd-ati-hd-7770-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd7hzc6hzazhfn?pid=GRCD7HZCGVCVNPSG&ref=9348655d-122f-40ed-b462-c1205c4e7ff7

    3 GTX 550 TI
    http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-nvidia-gv-n550d5-1gi-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd7vspcpep2dmu?pid=GRCD7VQNHYBC9PGM&ref=026a97a4-7e9b-4498-aaa3-e91b98b0a941

    4 GTX 550 TI
    http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd4uwpvk5fmxhs?pid=GRCD4RC6YHZKH2P4&ref=aa9465d7-1b1b-4074-b971-d3edcff04c48

    5 GTX 650
    http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx650-1gb-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmddmmkaqx7gjhh?pid=GRCDDMMGUVQFVWMZ&ref=b4148d1d-eba3-4c6d-a647-0f22d8c2abc5

    6 HD 7750
    http://www.flipkart.com/msi-amd-r7750-pmd1gd5-oc-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd9hhs3gkbujpk?pid=GRCD9HHSQHDQED3Z&ref=95bceb44-9986-4c65-8a9d-97fe202a86e9
  27. ASHISH65 said:


    What is meant by bottleneck .Wont hd 6790 or gts 550 ti bottleneck my current cpu
  28. here is what is bottleneck- http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=428946

    for best gaming not only graphic card has importance but also cpu.

    remember gpu+cpu+ram= best gaming

    you have not good cpu. that is why go with hd 7750 or upgrade your cpu for hd7770 or gtx650
  29. NO don't go with HD 7750. HD 7770 costs the same and it 20% faster. And stop that BS with bottlenecking. It irrelevant in this case. HD 7750 is a waste of money.
  30. Sunius said:
    NO don't go with HD 7750. HD 7770 costs the same and it 20% faster. And stop that BS with bottlenecking. It irrelevant in this case. HD 7750 is a waste of money.


    i agree with you that hd 7770 is better than 7750

    he will be good with hd 7770 if he upgrade his cpu in future.but with his current cpu core 2 duo 2.4ghz hd 7750 is better.


    dude there is big difference in price between hd 7750 and hd 7770


    hd 7750 at rs 6626-
    http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7750-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd7th7wdspnbrh?pid=GRCD7TGZBJSTR5YD&icmpid=reco_pp_same_graphics_card_graphics_card_1

    hd 7770 at rs 9470- http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7770-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd7th7krc5umdg

    difference of price- rs 2844 ($55)
  31. Sure, take the cheapest HD 7750 and the most expensive HD 7770. Good job.

    Anyway, no even with his CPU HD 7750 isn't better. And if you think it is, please explain why so I could dispel that illusion.
  32. 7750 is a better choice for him for the simple fact that he wont have to upgrade his power supply
  33. mohit9206 said:
    7750 is a better choice for him for the simple fact that he wont have to upgrade his power supply


    yes dude iam totally agree with you that why i reccommend that card
  34. Yet, he said he was going to upgrade it anyway :).
  35. Yes I am going to upgrade my power supply and could i overclock my cpu for better results. I cant buy a new cpu of 2nd or 3rd generation as my motherboard has LGA 775 socket .Is there any in core 2 duo or quad core which could increase my performance.
  36. Yea, there are. However, you won't find them at shops new - try to search your local second hand dealers.
  37. Sunius said:
    Yea, there are. However, you won't find them at shops new - try to search your local second hand dealers.


    You meant to say that i should purchase a new cpu .I cant. As i am going to buy good power supply so please give some tips for overclocking
  38. They're good.
  39. Can i overclock my cpu.please suggest me some software
    does hd 7700 have physx. I meant to say that can i play hradware accelerated physx games such as batman arkham city,mafia 2,metro 2033,mirror's edge.Is physx a plus point to buy gtx 550 ti
  40. 7770 does not have physx but you can still play all those games without any problems on a 7770. even with physx 550 ti is inferior to a 7770
  41. the i3-2120 is better alongwith the gigabyte mobo
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