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Old November 20, 2012, 11:12 AM
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I agree to,If I was getting a new video card ,I would get a more known powersupply since that is very important ,since it will be powering all your hardware.I would get a name brand 550watt and they are not that high .
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Old November 21, 2012, 06:14 AM
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Hi,
went googling and found this GTX 650 ti, looks kinda good with just about 20% less performance than the HD7850 in most games and runs for just 40 Watts more than my GT 440.
Is it a good card? It got 9 out of 10 ratings in games-debate.com but is it suitable?

The bench scores i got from anandtech.com

btw, is a Gigabyte PowerRock 500w a good PSU? it has an 80+ Bronze score and quite cheap at my place.
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Old November 21, 2012, 06:24 AM
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yep, the GB powerrock is good, not extreme but fine for what you want... 80bronze is good.

A 650ti is still a 650ti,it's not a 670,it's not a very high performance card, it's a mid range card.. I'd say it's good for the price and the power consumption,and it's small...It's a good mid range card,now ,what you have to do is to google benchmarks and see if you want it,but for the PSU, 500w is waaaaaaaaaay enough for what you want.......
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Old November 21, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Good to hear that, the HD7850 just performs slightly better, about 10-15fps in most bench like Metro 2033 or Battlefield 3 even though it is a high-end card.
I think i'll upgrade to GTX 650 ti and my PSU for now until there's better ones in the future.

Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old November 21, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Hi,
went googling and found this GTX 650 ti, looks kinda good with just about 20% less performance than the HD7850 in most games and runs for just 40 Watts more than my GT 440.
Is it a good card? It got 9 out of 10 ratings in games-debate.com but is it suitable?

The bench scores i got from anandtech.com

btw, is a Gigabyte PowerRock 500w a good PSU? it has an 80+ Bronze score and quite cheap at my place.

Haven't seen a proper review of that power supply, so its hard to comment on it. From the small bits of info on the web it seems to be a decent CWT design, but its always a bit risky buying an power supply of untested quality. Does the store you are buying from have a website to help you with the decision?

Also the 650Ti is a good card with performance and power consumption falling between a 7770 and 7850 on the AMD side. Pricing would determine the best choice.
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Old November 21, 2012, 08:45 PM
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You would have to determine how much power you are using total so far with motherboard, cpu etc and make sure you have recommended power suggested by video card.

Right now I have a Asus GTX 660 DirectCu ll video card, Asus Sabertooth P67, 16GB system ram with Seasonic X-400 fanless power supply and not having any issues

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