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#1 hman123467

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 05:15 PM

Hi everyone it is hman123467

I currently have an Nvidia 7300GS and am looking for a good GPU under 100$
Setup:
Mobo: gigabyte G31M
PSU: 450W
Would the GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 work with my PSU?
hman out

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:37 PM

A Radeon 6870 should have a 500W PSU.  A Radeon 7770 may also work.


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 07:15 AM

There is a big difference between a cheap or old 450w PSU and a high quality 450w PSU.  The better designs are able to output their rated wattage easily with high efficiency, with power in reserve, and are able to output most of their rated power on the 12v rails. A lot of the cheap PSU's barely achieve their ratings, and some of them have low power ratings on the 12v rail, which is bad as the CPU and GPU are both powered at 12v.  I believe AMD's minimum power supply recommendations are made with the scenario of a cheap PSU in mind...

 

Anyway, there are some R7-260X's available under $100 which is a decent card, has roughly similar performance to the HD6870 but uses less power.  Or you may be able to pick up a GTX 750 Ti on a deal for around that price, which is even more power efficient (and comparable in performance).  http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&c=164,149


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 11:57 PM

How about this one? Would it work?
http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/121289207142?cmd=VIDESC

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 06:35 AM

Yep :thumbsup2:   Not much of an upgrade though.  It's not in the same league as any of the cards already mentioned.  Good for displaying a desktop and that is about it. Would be OK if your 7300GS was broken and you were looking for a cheap replacement.  Depends on what you are looking to do.

 

Geforce 210 vs GTX 750 Ti

Geforce 210 vs Radeon HD 7770


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:19 PM

So my budget is now around 90-50$, I am looking for an upgrade from the GeForce 7300GS. Anyone have any suggestions to ones that would run on a 450W PSU

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 05:57 AM

Where are you?  You linked to an Australian Ebay listing so is that where you would be buying?  To avoid doubt is your budget $50-90 in AUD?


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:00 AM

Victoria, Australia. My budget is in AUD$. And I would like it to have at least 1GB of reserved graphics space

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 08:50 AM

Right that narrows it down a bit, prices are quite a bit higher there.  Best I could find is, top end of budget, R7-250 1Gb

Middle of budget - GT 730 1Gb or R7-240 2Gb

Bottom end - GT 610 1Gb or R5-230 1Gb

 

The R7-250 1Gb with GDDR5 memory has the best performance of this bunch.  There's not a lot to seperate the others in their respective price groups.

 

Compare performance of them at sites like GameDebate

 

Power wise, any of these should be fine.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:05 AM

Sorry everyone,
I was cleaning out my computer case today and found that the PSU was a 400W one not 450W. Would this make a difference at all?




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