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December 11, 2012 10:13:48 AM

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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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 11:01:37 AM

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.
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 3:57:24 PM

I'd suggest getting HD 7750. You will get a massive boost in performance, but still, don't expect to max games out.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 4:24:05 PM

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
December 13, 2012 8:02:02 AM

does gtx 550 ti requires a power connection
December 13, 2012 8:10:40 AM

Divyanshu Sah said:
does gtx 550 ti requires a power connection


Yes, it does. You will need a male 6pin connector.
December 15, 2012 9:47:16 AM

Does my PSU have this connection
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 11:23:55 AM

How can we know? Why don't you open up your PC and tell us yourself?
December 15, 2012 11:29:41 AM

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.
a c 180 U Graphics card
December 15, 2012 11:59:48 AM

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
December 17, 2012 8:05:07 AM

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-pow...


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
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:30:49 AM

you dont need a new psu to run a 7750.
7750 will run just fine on your current psu
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 8:37:28 AM

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.
December 17, 2012 10:23:29 AM

hey should i get a bfg physx card as well in just Rs 500 to Rs 2000
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 10:56:03 AM

What? No!
December 18, 2012 11:13:59 AM

I read somewhere that physx card increases performance.So i thought would it increse the performance of games with 8400gs
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 18, 2012 11:42:55 AM

8400 gs does not support PhysX.
December 20, 2012 9:55:43 AM

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.

a c 291 U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 10:07:43 AM

I wouldn't touch it. It should be fine.
a b U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 11:21:57 AM

or you could get the 7750 without having to upgrade your power supply
December 20, 2012 11:32:04 AM

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
a c 180 U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 12:47:04 PM

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-40...
December 21, 2012 8:32:51 AM
a c 180 U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 11:11:02 AM

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
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 11:15:22 AM

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.
a c 180 U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 12:05:56 PM

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-g...

hd 7770 at rs 9470- http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7770-1-gb-g...

difference of price- rs 2844 ($55)
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 2:11:41 PM

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.

a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 2:22:10 PM

7750 is a better choice for him for the simple fact that he wont have to upgrade his power supply
a c 180 U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 2:27:16 PM

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
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 21, 2012 2:43:21 PM

Yet, he said he was going to upgrade it anyway :) .
December 22, 2012 11:30:56 AM

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.
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 22, 2012 1:33:20 PM

Yea, there are. However, you won't find them at shops new - try to search your local second hand dealers.
December 23, 2012 3:48:51 AM

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
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 12:58:59 PM

They're good.
December 26, 2012 3:33:40 AM

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
a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 7:01:55 AM

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
December 27, 2012 5:09:53 AM

I just thought of buying a core i3.How about this:
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-06-ghz-lga-1156-core-i3...
or
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-core-i3-2100t/p/itmddbh6n...
or
http://www.flipkart.com/intel-3-3-ghz-lga-1155-core-i3-...

Thats all i can spend for it. And for the motherboard:

http://www.flipkart.com/gigabyte-ga-h61m-d2h-motherboar...
or
http://www.flipkart.com/asrock-h61m-motherboard/p/itmd9...
or
Can you suggest some more motherboards around Rs 3000 with LGA 1155, DDR3. And do it it support hyper threading technology
a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 6:02:46 AM

the i3-2120 is better alongwith the gigabyte mobo
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