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Help with low budget computer upgrade


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johnny15

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Hello everyone

I would like some help upgrading  my computer

I don't wont any huuge changes, the only thing i'd like to change is my graphics card

I just wanted to play games (medium or low graphics) like Shadow of mordor, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Watchdogs

my budget is near 100-150$

 

PS : I heard that new graphic cards are going to run in lower speeds in my computer due to the PCI express slot my motherboard has is this true?

thans a lot for your time

John

 

PC SPECIFICATIONS

CPU : Intel Core Quad Q6600

Motherboard: IP35 PRO

RAM: 4GB Ram DDR2 Dual channel x400MHz

Graphics Card: HD 5570

PSU : Coolermaster 650W (I think)

Operating System: Windows 7 32Bit

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 2032BW 20’’

HDD1 : Sata II 320GB Seagate

HDD2: 1ΤΒ Western Digital


Edited by johnny15, 06 January 2015 - 02:06 AM.

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:welcome: johnny15>

Given your budget, I think your choice is between the GTX 750 ti and the r7 260X > http://www.tomshardw...iew,3107-3.html

The cards are very similar in performance, one is better in some games and visa versa. > http://www.hardocp.com/article/2014/06/23/asus_r7_260x_directcu_ii_oc_video_card_review/1#.VKvdsdKUf6E  

My choice would be the GTX, lower power requirements, less heat, and Nvidia G-sinc

Prices.

http://www.newegg.co...ICE&Pagesize=30

http://www.newegg.co...deId=1&name=2GB

Let us know which stable you decide on and we can sort the best performing ones. 


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I was thinking Thinking of this one  :

 

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB (11222-17-20G)

but whats the difference from this one?

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB (11222-06-20G)

 

but after some searching

I think I'll pay a little more and get this one  :

EVGA GeForce GTX750 Ti 2GB (02G-P4-3751-KR)

what do you say?


Edited by johnny15, 06 January 2015 - 11:32 AM.

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Gday. 

info from Sapphire tech:

11222-00-20G version
1. http://www.sapphiret...oduct/produc...

11222-06-20G version
2. http://www.sapphiret...oduct/produc...

The first one is 8.46" long and has 1 extra DVI (DVI-D), a bit more video memory (6600 MHz Effective) and core clock (1150mhz) , also it says that supports up to 4 monitors. The second one from the link is 6.96" long, does not comes with an extra DVI, vid mem is 6000 Mhz, clock is 1050mhz, and is up to 3 monitors for display.

Source, tom's hardware.

 

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Yes EVGA GeForce GTX750 Ti 2GB (02G-P4-3751-KR) is good choice, but look to see if you can fit the 02G-P4-3757-KR which is clocked higher, has 2 fans, it is 9.50" long and the same price, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814487028


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Thank you very much for your help!

Do you think i might need to do any other change to my pc

or it's going to be fine?


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You are welcome johnny15.

 

Do you think i might need to do any other change to my pc

or it's going to be fine?

No, The present CPU will support the GTX 750 ti, an upgrade would gain you very little performance.   The system, being older tech, is not worth spending any more money on, it should last you for years.   If your son wants more performance for gaming, it would be time for a complete new build.

 

Have your purchased the card yet?


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You are welcome

No, The present CPU will support the GTX 750 ti, an upgrade would gain you very little performance.   The system, being older tech, is not worth spending any more money on, it should last you for years.   If your son wants more performance for gaming, it would be time for a complete new build.

 

That post boosted me up! I haven't got the card yet but I will really soon!

Thanks a lot everyone! You were really helpfull,

I wanted to be able to play newer games  but didn't have money to invest in a new system, so this should do the trick!

Very helpfull forum ;)


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If you need any help with the install, let us know. 


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Guys  the EVGA GeForce GTX750 Ti 2GB (02G-P4-3751-KR)  wasn't in stock and had to wait untill 11 of february!

( purchased it via paypal and then they told me it was out of stock and suggested me the following  one )

I couldn't wait !! I got this one instead, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121855

What do you say?


Edited by johnny15, 19 January 2015 - 09:43 AM.

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Gday.

The card get some rather bad reviews.     Take note of the Standard VGA return policy just in case you get a bad one.

Thank you for keeping us up to date.

 

Good luck.


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thanks ! I 'll keep that in mind ;)


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Gday.

Not heard from your for a while.   Did you upgrade the GPU?  How is performance now? An update would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.. 


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