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GPU Upgrade Suggestion (resolved)


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vinaygarg

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Hey Guys,

I am considering upgrade my Desktop.

Any help will be appriciated.

 

Here are the current configuration

  1. MotherBoard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-970A-DS3 (Socket M2)
  2. Processor: AMD FX-6300 (Black Edition) 6 Cores 3500 MHz (Vishera 32nm Technology)
  3. RAM - 4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 671MHz
  4. GPU - 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5450 (XFX Pine Group)
  5. Storage : 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 ATA Device (SATA)

I want to upgrade my GPU upto INR 15000. 

and RAM to 8 GB


Edited by vinaygarg, 26 September 2014 - 03:33 AM.

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:welcome: vinaygarg.

Please give us some more information as your proposed upgrade depend on some other factors.

 

Do you have a 64bit version of the OS installed?   This required as 32bit version will not see/use more than 4GB of RAM.

What is the brand/model of the PSU?   This required to know the watts/amps output, then determine what GPU it will support.

What is your budget?  is that INR 15000 about $250us

Can you give a link/s to online stores you will use?


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:welcome: vinaygarg.

Please give us some more information as your proposed upgrade depend on some other factors.

 

Do you have a 64bit version of the OS installed?   This required as 32bit version will not see/use more than 4GB of RAM.

What is the brand/model of the PSU?   This required to know the watts/amps output, then determine what GPU it will support.

What is your budget?  is that INR 15000 about $250us

Can you give a link/s to online stores you will use?

I m currently on Windows 7 32 bit.. but i will install windows 7 64 bit after upgradation.

and for PSU, is there any utility that can check its amps/watts and manufacturer wtc.?

I will but the parts from local market.. not from online store.

I have mentioned my budget .. yes i.e. INR 15000


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Gday.

Thanks for the update.

Unfortunately there is no program that can give the brand/model of the PSU.   You will have to remove the side panel of the case and post us the details printed on the side of the PSU.   

3.3V? 5V? 12V? Total output?   Please see example label,  > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817151111

 

Suggested RAM compatible with your MB. 

http://www.newegg.co...145-345:$$$$$$$


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vinaygarg

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I have 500W PSU.

You may check the details @ http://www.enter-per...pply_e500a.html


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That is a very poor quality PSU.  nearly all user reviews say that they are not happy with the unit.

It does not have a PCI-E connection to power a video card that required more than 75 watts. The most powerful card you can install without upgrading the PSU is a GTX 750i, (take care, there are a few GTX 750i that do need a PCI-E cable)

See what is available for you, the ones on this page, > http://www.newegg.co...121-896:$$$$$$$

 

When you do choose a card, you must visit the manufacturers web page to make sure of the power requirements.

 

The PSU specifations, as written, would be enough to add more RAM and a GTX  750I, but it being poor quality,  there is no guarantee that by adding more parts, it will still operate. 

 

http://www.game-deba...ter E-500A 500W


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Thanks for the help. What if i install a new PSU.

 

Please recommend me a good quality PSU.


Edited by vinaygarg, 04 October 2014 - 09:06 PM.

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I am thinking of considering AMD R9 270 Graphics card. How about it?

 

http://www.flipkart....ab-1d2be095f417


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A good quality PSU that will support the R9 270x video card you selected. > http://www.flipkart....a6-7c9cdd49a003

 

The card will be good for your upgrade as it's length is short.

Sapphire web site, > http://www.sapphiret...?pid=2037&lid=1

CPU web site, > http://www.coolermas...ries/gxii-550w/


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Thanks for the support.

 

The PSU u suggested is costly for me, i rather prefer cheaper ones. :)

 

I was wondering what is the difference between GPUs name Sapphire XXXXXXXX and MSI XXXXXXXX and others.?

like same model GPU i.e. AMD R9 270X are available from sapphire, MSI, Gigabyte and else.?


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For your GPU, I'd recommend NVIDIA 680 or higher series or AMD Radeon 7000 or higher.
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Remember that going cheap on a PSU risks damaging the rest of your hardware.

For the coices you have available, I would go no lower than this one, it has the correct cables and wattage/amps for your system. 

http://www.flipkart....0f-a2de9a76902a

Web site, > http://www.corsair.c...tt-power-supply

The PSU to support your new card is more important than the RAM upgrade.   Consider upgradeing the GPU/PSU first, doing a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit, get everything running smooth,

:whistling: then get Santa to deliver new RAM for Christmas.


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OK.. Thank you guys for your support.

 

THIS THREAD IS RESOLVED..


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Glad we could help.   Thank you for finishing up your topic.

Good luck. 


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