First of all, I know that the 7850 is clearly a more powerful card.. But Im reconsidering the 650 Ti because of the brand, eVGA is the best IMO, whereas I've read some bad reviews about Power Color cards.
I just wanna ask, if you guys were to choose, would you go for the 650 Ti (considering it's from eVGA) or would you still go for the 7850 even though it's from a lesser known/credible(?) manufacturer?
I am from the Philippines, so please don't recommend me to get something from newegg or tigerdirect, asides from the fact that they don't ship here in our country, the shipping cost would almost double the price if ever I buy online.
Here in our country, the GTX 650 Ti costs about 170$ while the 7850 costs around 200$
Here are my PC Specs by the way:
Intel Core i3-2100
G.Skill Ripjaws X (4x2 GB) - Planning to upgrade to Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 2x4gb
Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro
FSP Epsilon 600w 80+
Cooler Master K380 PC Chassis
both cards are efficient and wont get hot, so brand wise wouldn't hurt. power color, although not the most popular brand, its a brand that's working its way up(being one of the few brands to have a 7990 model of their own)
According to benchmarks the 650 Ti 2gb SSC version matches (and even outperforms) 7850
I'd still doubt it. the 650ti in general can only stay in the territory of around a gtx 560 in performance. the 7850 has the performance of a 570 at stock. extra vram doesnt increase performance except in games that will utilize it, which is only a handful. the reason why the 7850 is such of grewat value for budget gamers at the moment is that there is more or less an extreme performance gap between what was the 7770 and the 7850(the gap used to be 100$ in difference, now its 50$, but the cards itself hasnt changed, so there is still that gap in existence)
just as it says it only needs "one 6pin power connector", so it dosent require too much power,
and with 75W and a minimum of 500W PSU.
and your PSU has that!
it has 1 6pin and 1 6+2pin connectors.
u will use the 1 6 pin connector with your 7870.
and if u ever need to OC the 7870 no need to rethink the power supply
u've got plenty of it.