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Old 12-17-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default HD7850 or GTX650tiboost on my rig. need advice

cpu: intel i3 540
ram: 4gbram
harddrive: 500gb sata
psu: Coolermaster 460w
dvd drive
mouse,keyboard,speaker,printer,19inch monitor

any suggestion for buying new GPU. im thinking of buying gtx650ti1gb(400w)
i have read that my PSU is not entrylevel and it is only 430w.

which will i buy? or do you have any suggestion aside from the 3.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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HD7850 consumes less power than 650Ti boost. And OC better.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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this is the brand of 7850 http://pcx.com.ph/components/graphic...bd5-dhv3e.html

it say 500w minimum psu are u quite confident my psu can handle it
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:22 PM   #4
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They commonly overstate power requirements. My full system maxes at 240w under full load. If the psu is old it still might not be up to the task though.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:01 AM   #5
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If you are willing to overclock then get the 7850. It's a solid card at 1000mhz on the core, a basically guaranteed overclock on the card.

The 650ti boost 2gb is a good alternative, but taking into consideration the overclocks the 7850 does it's the best of your options for performance.

430w quality PSU is fine for the 7850. It consumes ~130watts, there's plenty of power on a 430w for the rest of your system.
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I might be a little biased since I own 2 2GB GTX 650 Ti BOOST SLI. I like AMD's cards, too, but I prefer SLI and I think NVidia's drivers are a tad bit more sturdy (no Direct 3D device has failed and recovered problems). You should have a good quality 750w Power Supply like my Cooler Master 750W GXII. It'll run 2 GTX 780-Ti SLI or 2 Radeon R9 290X XFire no problem and only cost me $79.99. Don't limit yourself with that pitiful power supply of yours.
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