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Graphic card under $150

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 27, 2012 4:22:47 AM

2890234,2,580791 said:
U can get get HIS 7770 for $125. This is 20-25% faster than 7750 but u need a good 400w psu with pcie connector.

Thanks "raheel167" for your reply. Can you please explain me little more about the "pcie connector" as you mentioned earlier. Is there any additional card required to support the HIS 7770 or will it work with my i7-920 DX580SO configuration?

I am novice so wanted to confirm before buying.

Thanks again for your time.

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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2012 4:37:20 AM

Any PCI-e card (1.0, 2.0, 3.0) will work in any PCI-e slot (1.0, 2.0, 3.0). Your motherboard has a PCI-e 2.0 slot which is fast enough for any currently existing graphics card.

Cards in the future might benefit from the increased speeds of PCI-e 3.0, but current cards to not.
December 27, 2012 12:22:02 PM

Thanks a lot raheel167, jsrudd for reply.

I will verify the power supply name and update the thread.
December 30, 2012 11:52:54 AM


I have verified that my power supply is of 400W. In that case out of the below graphic cards, which one would work without any issues.


Below is my sytem configuration -
CPU: i7-920 (No overclocking)
MB: Intel DX58SO
HDD: WD Blue 640GB
CD Rom: LG

Kindly let me know if you need any more info.

Thanks a lot for your time.

a c 178 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 12:49:09 PM

Please tell +12v ratings on power supply ratings
December 31, 2012 2:11:30 AM

ASHISH65 - Can you please explain little more about how to verify the +12V power supply rating and what is the significance of it? Please excuse for asking very basic questions, but that will help me in improving my knowledge base.

raheel167 - The maker is Cooler Master.

Using Google I found the below link from newegg to calculate the wattage requirement and it returned 384W PSU requirement for my system configuration.

Please advise.

Thanks again.
December 31, 2012 6:28:10 AM


Would 7750 be a better choice over GTX650?

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a c 178 U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 7:02:58 AM

Gtx 650 is little better than hd 7750.but gtx 650 needs 6 pin connector and you need to upgrade your psu.but hd 7750 is best choice even it hd 7750 at its peak load consumes just 43w.just go with hd 7750.
December 31, 2012 7:06:28 AM

Best answer selected by kiran08.
December 31, 2012 7:07:25 AM

Thanks a ton for your support and time !!

December 31, 2012 7:10:21 AM

Meanwhile I was considering to upgrade my PSU with "Seasonic S12II 520 Watts PSU", so should I proceed with it or the existing PSU will be able to support the new card?
a c 178 U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 7:48:04 AM

With that upgrading psu you can get hd 7770.
December 31, 2012 9:51:00 AM

ASHISH65 said:
With that upgrading psu you can get hd 7770.

Not sure if the 7770 would work seamlessly with my Intel DX58SO MB :-)