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January 14, 2013 1:03:53 PM

hi,

need your help to build a budget gaming pc. my current config without a graphics card is

i3-3220
Gigabyte H77M D3H
4GB RAM 1333
500GB HDD
PSU - 450W with 2 +12V rails totaling to 31amps
dvd combo drive
Monitor is 19 inch with resolution of 1366x768

please advice a budget graphics card .. should must run Battlefield 3, Crysis 3

a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2013 2:52:25 PM

HD7770 (around $130). It'll actually be easier if you could tell us your budget for the card.
January 14, 2013 7:09:42 PM

my budget should be around that much only.. i was also thinking on the lines of 7770Ghz or normal 7770 or a GTX550ti.

anything else...

i am from India so Newegg wont work for me :( 




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January 14, 2013 9:11:16 PM

GTX 550 Ti is about 30 to 40 percent slower than the 7770. I would suggest you get the GTX 650 instead. It is about the same price but with way better performance.
a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2013 9:14:04 PM

I would suggest a 7770 or a GTX 650 you can get them for cheap or if you want something that will let you play games on max settings get a 7850 or a 660ti you can get a 7850 for about $200~ and a 660 for about $230~
January 15, 2013 3:45:16 PM

thanks @mycutefairy & @goldsauce

if GTX 650 is better than 7770, then i will go with whichever fits my budget...can you also tell the difference in power consumption b/w GTX650 & 7770??

also my monitor is 19 inch LED with resolution of 1366 x 768..so i will play my games on low-medium setting, which kicks out other high end options suggested by you.
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January 15, 2013 3:51:45 PM

Hd 7770 is lot better than gtx 650.hd 7770 will easily maxout games at that res. So it is like this gtx 650 < hd 7750 < hd 7770.

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January 15, 2013 9:30:46 PM
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@qwerty_ashu It would pretty much be the same since both of them now uses 28nm design but I personally think that The GTX 650 consumes less power ( about 25%) since I had both cards. You may also check this link http://www.hwcompare.com/13467/geforce-gtx-650-vs-radeo...

Since I had the Sapphire HD 7770 a couple of months before and I know it just consumes more power, although it performs pretty well against the GTX 650 but not on a remarkable margin. like 1 or 2 fps ( you can't even tell the difference) . Anyway, I would lean towards GTX 650. ( about $120 ) Palit I think is available in India

With your Screen Resolution, you should be able to play most games at Max to medium settings with an average of 35fps or even more.
January 16, 2013 12:44:41 AM

so, the conclusion is 7770 is a shade better in terms of performance than GTX650 but at the same time consumes more power than~20-25% more power than GTX650.

Final question:

My current power supply is 450W with 2 +12V rails totaling to 39amps... is this sufficient to run both these cards.

I have another option of a 500W with 2 +12V rails with total of 45amps??
January 16, 2013 1:05:32 AM

450 W PSU should be ok for both cards. Performance is actually close.. To a point that you would not even notice the difference.
January 16, 2013 1:53:23 PM

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January 16, 2013 1:54:58 PM

thanks all.

this discussion was helpful. appreciate your inputs.
January 16, 2013 1:59:32 PM

Hi.. missed asking this one


Which manufacturer should i go for in case of both GTX 650 & 7770 ...msi, sapphire, asus etc. (because i understand they are slightly different in terms of overall performance)
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January 16, 2013 2:00:08 PM

mycutefairy said:
@qwerty_ashu It would pretty much be the same since both of them now uses 28nm design but I personally think that The GTX 650 consumes less power ( about 25%) since I had both cards. You may also check this link http://www.hwcompare.com/13467/geforce-gtx-650-vs-radeo...

Since I had the Sapphire HD 7770 a couple of months before and I know it just consumes more power, although it performs pretty well against the GTX 650 but not on a remarkable margin. like 1 or 2 fps ( you can't even tell the difference) . Anyway, I would lean towards GTX 650. ( about $120 ) Palit I think is available in India

With your Screen Resolution, you should be able to play most games at Max to medium settings with an average of 35fps or even more.


I THINK you are in wrong forum hd 7770 will kick that gtx 650.there will be difference of 15-20fps.i would suggest to op that go with hd 7770.it will work in your psu

PLEASE donot mis lead people here.

@ASHU GO WITH HD 7770
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