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January 22, 2013 7:41:03 PM

So ive been looking constantly for a perfect suit for my backup RIG , all tho im no where near finishing my ultimate gaming PC Rig , i want to improve my backup so i wont be as board and will at least have fun playing on smooth FPS

i was looking for a GTX550ti but however most places are in limited stock everywhere and im not going to import it from the anywhere outside the EU , so my dad ends up saying i should try get GeForce GT 640 (OEM) but i hardly doubt that will manage my gaming needs , so i started comparing with the GeForce GTX 650 Ti and well the GTX650ti is more better im only limited to a 460W PSU , but the 650ti specs say its needs this

110W Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)
400W Minimum System Power Requirement (W)
105C Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) (dont think the inside of my PC will be able to cool that fast)

all tho im fairly new to build and i get help from my mates will i be able to handle the 650ti or should i just go with what my dad suggested GT640 OEM

im wanting to at least make a decent improvment in my gaming FPS and at least at a little detail to my games , considering i play on lowest settings on every game i play a GT320 cant do much after all

if anyone asking for the specs or details on my backup RIG its:

HP pavilion
Intel i3
4GB DDR3
GT320

and you know what my PSU ALSO , i have a multiple rail PSU

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January 22, 2013 7:52:21 PM

In the US the 7850 is about the same price as a 650ti and is far more powerful, you should look at that card. Also look at the 7770, a little weaker than the 650ti, but a little cheaper and uses less power. I wouldn't worry about the temp thing. If any card is getting that hot, it has either been overclocked poorly or needs to be RMAed.
January 22, 2013 8:25:03 PM

Well, I was also going to suggest the hd 7770 too, not much difference from the gtx 650 ti on most games, cheaper, and with max consumption of 80W if I'm not wrong...
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a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 8:30:35 PM

Don't get the gt 640, it is utter garbage. The 650 ti isn't the best for its price though. Consider the 7850 or 7770 as others have suggested. The only thing is that the 7850 recommends 500w power. Depending on the quality of you 460w psu, it may or may not handle it. If it came with the computer, then the psu will probably be insufficient. But if you installed it yourself and its a good brand, then it will support the 7850.

So the 7770 or the 650ti is your best choice. But if you have a good psu, get the 7850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 22, 2013 8:57:19 PM

Azn Cracker said:
Don't get the gt 640, it is utter garbage. The 650 ti isn't the best for its price though. Consider the 7850 or 7770 as others have suggested. The only thing is that the 7850 recommends 500w power. Depending on the quality of you 460w psu, it may or may not handle it. If it came with the computer, then the psu will probably be insufficient. But if you installed it yourself and its a good brand, then it will support the 7850.

So the 7770 or the 650ti is your best choice. But if you have a good psu, get the 7850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


+1 on ALL of that... Hehe...

January 22, 2013 10:15:20 PM

Azn Cracker said:
Don't get the gt 640, it is utter garbage. The 650 ti isn't the best for its price though. Consider the 7850 or 7770 as others have suggested. The only thing is that the 7850 recommends 500w power. Depending on the quality of you 460w psu, it may or may not handle it. If it came with the computer, then the psu will probably be insufficient. But if you installed it yourself and its a good brand, then it will support the 7850.

So the 7770 or the 650ti is your best choice. But if you have a good psu, get the 7850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



like i said before its a HP so i never installed the PSU im more or less using this PC for streaming anime and gaming till the time comes when i finish the new PC , also o checked them both out and snooped around for info and well i found my PSU wont be able to handle it , the 7770 requires at least 500W but , im checking the asus 7770 and well tbh it says up to 150W1 additional 6 pin PCIe power required witch is fine i have 1 6 pin so thats ah ok , but kinda confused on the 150W , is it meaning that it requires a 150W PSU or greater or it consumes 150W
a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 11:33:28 PM

It won't consume 150w. it needs a six pin because the PCIe slot barely doesn't support the power it consumes. I doubt it will ever even use 100w.
January 23, 2013 7:37:48 PM

dragonrider157 said:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7770/24.html

You have there a table showing hd7770's power consumption. The reported maximum power draw was 83W in their tests... So, I wouldn't worry about those high consumptions you said.
(you also have another benchmarks there, noise, fps, etc)


thanks for the info really helps out alot , just going to keep researching to make sure im not missing anything
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