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December 19, 2012 6:16:18 PM

Hi,
I want to buy a GPU for my desktop for games upto 2012 (Farcry 3)
My pc specs are:
Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core E5800 @3.2 ghz
RAM: 2 gb DDR3
cabinet 220v-4A input
win 7 ultimate
current graphics Intel G41 Express chipset

I was thinking about buying MSI NVIDIA GTS 450 1 gb, will it be enough or should I think about something else?

my budget is around U.S$100 or 60 British pounds

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December 19, 2012 11:09:36 PM

The Radeon 7750 is probably your best bet. The 7750 beats the 450 in both power consumption and performance. Also the 450 is outdated, I'm running one currently and about to replace it with a 7850. My GTS 450 runs most games on medium settings on 1600x900, Metro 2033 on low. Another plus about the 7750 is that it can run off the power from the PCI slot. Looking at this chart http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/far-cry-3-performan...
the 7750 should be fine for Far Cry 3 at low settings. However, with the next round of consoles about to be released, I'm not too sure how long that 7750 would last.
Here is a nice 7750 at $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 19, 2012 11:40:06 PM

+1 get the 7750
games on medium -high settings without a problem.
i run far cry 3 on high with 35 fps at 1400*900. best bang for the buck
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December 20, 2012 3:10:19 PM

Hey I just compared GTX 650 and Radeon 7750 and GTX 650 for same price was much better with almost same config.
Can I buy NVIDIA GTX 650 for my PC config above?
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December 20, 2012 4:58:23 PM

The 650 is a good card, but its power consumption is around 70 watts and requires a 6 pin power connector, compared to the 7750 that has a power consumption of around 50 watts. I would say play it safe and stick to the 7750 for I believe that would already be pushing your power supply.
However, there is another option. The 650 comes with a free copy of assassins III and you could always sell that and buy a more potent power supply to support the 650 and other future video cards.
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December 20, 2012 5:43:13 PM

I just compared prices in country (India), mainly shipping charges.
and both GTX 650 and Radeon 7750 are running out of my for a bit.
Is Gt 640 (65W) a good replacement as I compared it with Radeon 7750 and it was comparable.
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December 20, 2012 5:48:15 PM

What is your power supply unit? Please state model and brand.

HD 7750 isn't really a good buy - it's only worth it if your power supply sucks. Otherwise, HD 7770 costs the same and is around 20% faster.

GTX 650 is a terrible buy - it's slow and expensive. And consumes power similar to HD 7770.
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December 20, 2012 6:27:28 PM

I really don't know about my power supply as my system is a assembled one.
But I found out this, if it means anything to you:
Processor:
Max TDP 65W
from CPU-Z
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 6:35:26 PM

So open up a PC and read the label!
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December 20, 2012 7:58:48 PM

The company is PERX model ATX 12V P4
max power ratings are like this-

+3.3v - 18A
+5v - 30A
+12v - 19A
-5v - 0.5A
-12v - 0.8A

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December 20, 2012 8:25:52 PM

I think I will now go for HD7750. Thanks all of you for helping me.
Sunius, which one is my GPU power supply ratting?
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December 20, 2012 8:34:41 PM

What do you mean? It will consume 55 watts at most.
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December 20, 2012 8:46:28 PM

What I meant wad how do you kbow how much power my PSU will supply to a GPU?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 8:58:12 PM

Amperes on 12V rail. That's what the graphics card and the processor needs.

Power = Current * Voltage

So you've got

12V * 19A = 228 watts.

According to this:

http://ark.intel.com/products/42802/Intel-Pentium-Proce...

your CPU can eat up to 65 watts. Let's brush off 50 more watts because the PSU is old. That leaves us around 100 watts to work with.

You never want to approach the limit, because if you do, the power supply unit can die and take whole system with it if it isn't properly protected (and cheap power supply units tend not to, and that's what your unit is. I can tell that from lack of brand).

So yea, I wouldn't put a more power hungry than a 60 watt card into your PC without upgrading the power supply unit.
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December 21, 2012 6:14:06 PM

which one is better among Saphire Radeon HD7750 and ASUS Radeon HD7750


I really want to confirm if this GPU won't simply burn my PSU and Motherboard along with it. I really don't want to take any chances. I read on some thread that 12v - 17A is just barely enough but still a bit risky. And mine is 12V- 19A only a little above it.
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December 21, 2012 8:28:29 PM

Well, in my personal opinion I'd say it will run.

However, if you don't trust me, you can always buy a new power supply as well.

This one is a decent model:

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62331&vpn=VP450&manufa...

About asus and sapphire: both are good. Depends on which exact models you're speaking of.
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December 21, 2012 8:29:42 PM

Trust me 60 pounds isn't enough to get you a good graphics card. Try spending £100 more and get the 7870/7850.
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December 21, 2012 8:44:17 PM

EDIT: posted in wrong thread.
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December 24, 2012 4:55:10 AM

Is there anyone of New Delhi on this website.
Can you tell me for how much I can get HD 7750 at Nehru Place or any other place cheaper than Flipkart (Rs.7250) .
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December 24, 2012 4:58:48 AM

Best answer selected by deciwizard.
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