Need Advice on an upgrade - 80euro Budget - Details Inside

Hello everyone,

I am planning on upgrading my current system with a new Graphics Card with a budget of around 70-80 Euro. First things first, my current system :

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01 - Operating System
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0101 - Operating System : Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.121119-1606)
0103 - BIOS : Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
0105 - Memory : 4096MB RAM

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02 - Processor
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0201 - Caption : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz x4 ~2400MHz
0202 - Current Clock Speed : 2400MHz


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03 - Video Adapter
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0301 - Card Name : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
0302 - Manufacturer : NVIDIA
0303 - Chip Type : GeForce 9500 GT
0304 - DAC Type : Integrated RAMDAC
0305 - Device Key : Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0640&SUBSYS_34911458&REV_A1
0306 - Display Memory : 2286 MB
0307 - AdapterRAM : 512,00 MB
0308 - Current Mode : 1600 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Max Resolution : 1680x1050

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06 - Motherboard
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0601 - Model : P31-DS3L
0602 - Manufacturer : Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

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07 - Power Supply
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IP-P460Q3-2
460W


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08 - Harddisk
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0801 - Model : WDC WD5000AACS-00G8B0 ATA Device(Western Digital)
0802 - Media Type : Fixed hard disk media
0803 - Size : 465,76 GB
0804 - Interface Type : Serial ATA

0801 - Model : Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 ATA Device
0802 - Media Type : Fixed hard disk media
0803 - Size : 465,76 GB
0804 - Interface Type : Serial ATA


What i am currently looking at is :
MSI N630GT-MD4GD3 GeForce GT 630 4GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

nVidia GeForce GT 630 1GB DDR5 PCI-E VGA DVI HDMI (Gainward) (426018336-2593) (sorry, no newegg link available)

Also, will my power supply be enough for those or i'll have to get a new one? If yes, what do u recommend?

Any suggestion/recommendation is of course welcome. What I am closer to at the moment is the first one, but after some search on GDDR3/GDDR5, i am looking for some experts advice. If u need any other info on my system, please inform me.

Thanks in advance!
Alex
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  1. If you could stretch your budget to €92 you can get twice as good card
    http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=32841&cat=5

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=613
    630 is such garbage it's not even listed on anandtech's bench list.

    Either way, your PSU will be enough for either of these.
  2. gt630 is just rebranded gt440
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5845/nvidia-launches-fermi-based-geforce-gt-610-gt-620-gt-630-into-retail
    so it is old tech even thou it has the current gen number on it....
  3. Thank you so much for your answers.
    Forgot to mention that programming and gaming is what I do with my PC.

    So, to sum up, shoul I go with the ATI?

    @Soda-88 Wish I could, but If i get that one you mention I need a new PSU for sure. 500W is minimum for that one. But yeah, it rocks.

    Any other card you would recommend? Those cards mentioned at January 2013 Budget Report can't be found at local shops I'm afraid.
  4. faithy said:
    Thank you so much for your answers.
    Forgot to mention that programming and gaming is what I do with my PC.

    So, to sum up, shoul I go with the ATI?

    @Soda-88 Wish I could, but If i get that one you mention I need a new PSU for sure. 500W is minimum for that one. But yeah, it rocks.

    Any other card you would recommend? Those cards mentioned at January 2013 Budget Report can't be found at local shops I'm afraid.



    Hi faithy - regarding the PSU, you do not need 500w for either the 7750 or 6670.
    If your 460w unit can deliver close to it's publ specs it is sufficient for
    either of those gpu's. What brand PSU is it? What country do you live in?
    Can prob find you a gpu.

    gpu mfgs always overstate the min psu power needed
  5. toyftw said:
    Hi faithy - regarding the PSU, you do not need 500w for either the 7750 or 6670.
    If your 460w unit can deliver close to it's publ specs it is sufficient for
    either of those gpu's. What brand PSU is it? What country do you live in?
    Can prob find you a gpu.

    gpu mfgs always overstate the min psu power needed



    Hello :)
    My PSU is this one exactly
    Power Man 460W ATX Power Supply IP-P460Q3-2 and I live in Greece
  6. faithy said:
    Hello :)
    My PSU is this one exactly
    Power Man 460W ATX Power Supply IP-P460Q3-2 and I live in Greece


    OK - thx for getting the psu info. Can't find a review on it, so don't know
    about the quality, but the gpu's you are considering can run on less than 400w,
    so I think you are ok to go with it. It has 26a on the +12v rails which is weak
    for a 460w unit, but those cards need less, and the 7750 a lot less.

    Tom
  7. Hello people, hope you are all doing well. So after some more research around graphic cards I decided to extend my budget kinda (100e) and narrowed it down
    to those 3 options available in the stores near me :

    MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC (PCI Express x 16 3.0 , 1 GB , GDDR5)

    SAPPHIRE RADEON HD7750 1GB DDR5 PCI-E RETAIL

    ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 1GB PCI-E RETAIL


    What do you think? They all have the same chipset, I think that's the best choice for my budget at the moment. What manufacture would you suggest, details are small, just need a second opinion on ordering one of those three in the week coming :)


    Thanks in advance!
  8. faithy said:
    Hello people, hope you are all doing well. So after some more research around graphic cards I decided to extend my budget kinda (100e) and narrowed it down
    to those 3 options available in the stores near me :

    MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC (PCI Express x 16 3.0 , 1 GB , GDDR5)

    SAPPHIRE RADEON HD7750 1GB DDR5 PCI-E RETAIL

    ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 1GB PCI-E RETAIL


    What do you think? They all have the same chipset, I think that's the best choice for my budget at the moment. What manufacture would you suggest, details are small, just need a second opinion on ordering one of those three in the week coming :)


    Thanks in advance!


    Hi - Really comes down to personal preference.

    Sapphire is the only brand I've had and am pleased with it.
    But, it isn't in stock.

    The next poster might like one of the other two.

    The MSI is €5 less, so I'd go with it.

    I think they are all worthy.
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