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Upgrading my GTX 550Ti, need advice?

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December 16, 2012 10:09:32 AM

What's up guys, I'm deciding to upgrade my old GTX 550Ti to a newer one.

My current video card is the 3DClub GTX 550Ti 1.5gb.

I'm going to be upgrading my PSU aswell, because someone told me that the PSU that I have right now, might destroy my system.

I'm looking at this PSU:

http://bit.ly/TUH5l2


And I'm looking at these GPU's:

1. http://bit.ly/R0IJo4

2. http://bit.ly/VJc43m

3. http://bit.ly/T08d3e


I'll list my current PC specs down here:

Mainboard: Intel DH61CR
Chipset: Intel H61
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500 @ 3300 MHz
Physical Memory: 8192 MB (2 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Hard Disk: Seagate ST31000524AS (1000GB)
DVD-Rom Drive: Toshiba-Samsung CDDVDW SH-222AB
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit

IF anything else is needed, let me know, and if some of the specs that I have, dont match the GPU's that I want, then be sure to let me know! I'll get a new motherboard if needed!

Thanks everyone,

J.



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December 16, 2012 11:10:31 AM

I'd steer clear of the Coolermaster PSU - they're not the most reliable units. Anything manufactured by Seasonic (so all XFX units, PC Power and Cooling Silencer series and Silencer Mk III series, Silverpower SP-SS, SP-Sxxx or SP-SxxxM lines, or obviously actual Seasonic-branded stuff).

For graphics cards, it depends on how much they're costing and how much you're spending, but GTX660 would be my choice without a doubt.
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 11:13:02 AM

I agree with ^

The GTX 660 is a beast of a GPU and an Awesome upgrade from the 550ti

I went from a 550ti to a 660...And I refuse to look back lol
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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 11:15:17 AM

simmons33 said:
I agree with ^

The GTX 660 is a beast of a GPU and an Awesome upgrade from the 550ti

I went from a 550ti to a 660...And I refuse to look back lol


Jealous! I'mna stick to old/undemanding games for a while though and then grab something from next year's models :-)
December 16, 2012 12:15:30 PM

Hey, thanks guys! On the GPU I'm looking for something under 200EUR, maybe a little more, and about the PSU, I'm gonna spend like 60-100 EUR on the PSU, which manufacturers are good? Should I look into the Corsair, OCZ, Gigabyte?
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 12:35:28 PM

Corsair are good (I have a TX850), though they use a wide range of OEMs so it really depends on the model. Only a handful of their models are Seasonic-built. OCZ and Gigabyte are both quality brands, but not for PSUs. €200 I think will cover a GTX660, and that will serve you very nicely.
December 16, 2012 12:35:45 PM

Thanks, I'll probably get that one, but is AeroCool any good?
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 1:27:04 PM

Stick with Seasonic. If you refer to the link I posted you'll see that PSU is the first in the list.
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