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December 26, 2012 6:41:49 PM

Hey guys my GeForce 9600GT is getting old and couldnt afford to support the lastest games.
So here I am, asking for help to choose my new graphic card. Here are my computer components ;

Intel Q6600 2.40GHz Quad Core (Not Overclocked)

Nvidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB

Mermory GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

Motherboard - Gigabyte Tech Co Ltd G41MT-S2P Micro ATX

Hard drive - SATA II 500GB

Please provide suggestions guys . Your help will be appreciated.

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a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 6:55:06 PM

you havent mentioned your power supply details but i assume since you can run a 9600 gt you would also be able to run a 7750.
you havent mentioned your budget either. so the default choice is a 7750 amd
December 26, 2012 10:32:08 PM

My power supply is 600W and budget is between 100--200 pounds. please provide suggestions. Thank you very much.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 4:03:49 AM

in that case your best options are either radeon 7870 ghz edition or geforce gtx 660 non ti edition
a c 363 U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 4:52:04 AM

mohit9206 said:
you havent mentioned your power supply details but i assume since you can run a 9600 gt you would also be able to run a 7750.
you havent mentioned your budget either. so the default choice is a 7750 amd


Any power supply capable of running a 9600GT would be fine to run a Radeon HD 7770. They are within a few watts of each other.
a c 363 U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 5:03:31 AM

mohit9206 said:
in that case your best options are either radeon 7870 ghz edition or geforce gtx 660 non ti edition


Yeah, I agree. The Radeon HD 7870 and the GTX 660 (not the Ti version) are both within your price range. Overall the GTX 660 performs marginally better; on average by about 2%. You are basically not going to notice any difference unless you benchmark games.

See following review for info and benchmarks:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/1.h...
December 27, 2012 8:10:59 AM

I like Radeon 7870 and the GTX 660. But they are a little un-affordable. Please suggest any alternatives. Thank you very much.
December 27, 2012 8:14:29 AM

And do i have to worry about the PCI-express slot whether it accepts 3.0 graphic card? My board's GA-G41MT-S2 (rev. 1.3)
a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 3:36:31 PM

the offerdable options are either the radeon 7850 or the gtx 650 ti
yes the cards should work just fine in your mobo
December 28, 2012 9:27:31 PM

Regarding gtx 650 ti, what's with the ti? What is "ti" exactly?
a c 272 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 9:51:10 PM

benzi118 said:
Regarding gtx 650 ti, what's with the ti? What is "ti" exactly?

It stands for Titanium, just means that it's the better of the two versions.
December 28, 2012 9:59:00 PM

but i am still a bit worried bout the gtx 650 ti PCI 3.0 wont fit in my board.

My Motherboard is Gigabyte Tech Co Ltd G41MT-S2P Micro ATX.
a c 272 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 10:04:15 PM

It will fit into the board as a PCIe slot is a PCIe slot, whether it will fit into whatever case you have that micro board in is another matter.
December 28, 2012 10:21:36 PM

i had a 9800gtx it fitted pefectly but could my board handle such powerful graphic card?

a c 272 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 10:31:36 PM

benzi118 said:
i had a 9800gtx it fitted pefectly but could my board handle such powerful graphic card?

The motherboard isn't going to melt or anything and would be fine, your CPU would be the limiting factor as far as performance goes.
December 28, 2012 10:37:55 PM

i understand that my CPU isn't as good as eitheri5 or i7, but it has potenial in it.

A new graphic card should help to go along for another 2 years?
December 28, 2012 10:41:30 PM

last time i had a 9800gtx installed then it broke after 3 weeks. No signals, fan's not

running, didn't work on another computer neither. Dunno what was the issue.
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