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Upgrading - Can I run this new card?


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PaleHorse094

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Hi there, I'm looking to upgrade from my GTX 550Ti 1GB card to the following - 

 

http://www.amazon.co...b graphics card

 

Read something about the card needing 300w.

 

I'm currently running a AMD FX 4100 black edition CPU, Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3 motherboard (I think), 6GB of RAM and a 450w power supply. Is this sufficient enough for the card?

 

Cheers.


Edited by PaleHorse094, 03 November 2014 - 07:01 AM.

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Gday.

Your PSU should be OK but we need the brand and model.

You will be taking a backwards step with the GT 630, even though it has 4GB of vRAM, that will not make the card perform better than the GTX 550ti. 

http://gpuboss.com/g...-GeForce-GT-630

This chart only goes down to the GT 640 > http://www.anandtech...ct/1133?vs=1132

 

Find your card on this chart, then select one from 3 sections up, > http://www.tomshardw...iew,3107-7.html


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Thanks for the charts, so would something like this be better?
http://www.amazon.co...=AC_SX110_SY165
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Sorry, this even - http://www.amazon.co...1&pi=SX200_QL40
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Ignore this, wouldn't allow me to delete posted same thing twice.

Edited by PaleHorse094, 04 November 2014 - 10:02 AM.

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The GTX 750 ti would be a very good upgrade for you, but there are better cards in that price range.

Please give your max budget and the brand/model of your PSU.


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My budget is about £100 on a card, cheaper would be better but I'll spend up to £100 happily, maybe a tad more. Suggested that card cause I managed to find it for £80-100.

Will send PSU specs when home.


Edited by PaleHorse094, 05 November 2014 - 09:06 AM.

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PSU is - Xigmatek NRP-VC403 Switching Power Supply, 400 watts. 


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Thanks for the info.

Your PSU is not very good quality and has limited amount of Amps on the 12v rails, > http://www.ebay.com/...U-/140521576471

 

The Asus 750 ti requires 168W = 14 Amps right on the limit for the PSU.   I was going to suggest a r265, but that requires another 20w, a review of cards > http://uk.hardware.i...pecial-features

 

As soon as you can afford it, consider buying a better quality PSU as adding a discrete GPU to you build will stress your existing one.   


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So what type of power supply would I be looking at? Come into some extra money so I can pick up the card and a psu, so what like a 500w psu with a stronger voltage? If you have any suggestions please do link them for the psu.
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There are a number of units at about the £50 mark and the XFX ATX 550 Power Supply - P1550SXXB9 would be great for your rig.   80+ bronze, strong 12v Easy rail, 48A, 5 years warranty as against the usual 2/3.   All good Pro reviews like this, > http://www.kitguru.n...upply-review/3/

Be careful if buying on Amazon, this unit is the TS  P1-xps-550w-sew  > http://www.amazon.co...I/?tag=pcp0f-21

Correct model  P1-550S-XXB9  

Cheapest stockiest  > http://www.staticice...e-max=&links=20

 

Let us know your remaining budgets for the GPU. 


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another choice for cheap psu is this evga 500watt 80+ psu :- http://www.amazon.co...ga power supply

 

full review here :- http://www.jonnyguru...Story6&reid=351

 

:popcorn:


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