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Help with low budget computer upgrade


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#1 johnny15

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:14 PM

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 - 03:07 AM.


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#2 YeahBleeping

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:00 PM

Do you have enough room in your case for a full size card? 

 

Do you prefer radeon or nvidia?

 

This is a good low budget card:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202113



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:11 AM

A)my tower is this one :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133021

B)I don't have any personal preference, i just want  a good value for money card  ;)

C) Btw I was ready to buy the card but  noticed that I have to pay $25.82+$32.17 for shipping and inport charges ( I live in greece :/ )

 I'd really appreciate if you could suggest my some more options ,

thanks a lot for your time!


Edited by johnny15, 06 January 2015 - 03:33 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:25 AM

I don't know any Greek sellers but if you buy from any country in the EU there are no import duties.  I'd look at the R7-260X or Geforce GTX 750 Ti which should be in budget.  The motherboard has PCI Express 1.1 and the current standard is 3.0.  However, it won't make any noticeable difference to performance on these cards.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:46 AM

I agree to jonuk. Take a look at GTX 750 Ti. It is around 100$ and is great value for money.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:31 PM

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?



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:56 PM

The Radeon is almost 4x faster in 3dmark scores see here.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:33 PM

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?

 

The two Radeon cards - the one with the part number 11222-06 is factory overclocked (1050mhz GPU/6000mhz RAM).  The other runs at reference speed.  That seems to be the only real difference.

 

The GTX750 Ti is considered to be slightly faster overall than a standard R7-260X (as always, it depends on the software, some prefers Nvidia, some prefer AMD architectures).  Where the GTX750 Ti is undeniably stronger is in power consumption - it uses far less power than the Radeon card.  Both I think offer fair value, as the street price of the R7-260X is usually lower than the GTX 750 Ti.  The R7-265 was introduced specifically to  outmuscle the GTX750 Ti and depending on price could be a good choice.  It is a rehash of the old HD7850 card.

 

 


Posted Today, 09:56 PM

The Radeon is almost 4x faster in 3dmark scores see here.

 

 

I would personally take that site with a large pinch of salt!  Yes it can be useful, but they do make errors (I have noticed them before) and I suspect that result is also incorrect.  This is a comparison based on gaming benchmarks.


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#9 YeahBleeping

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:45 PM

jonuk76 You are right.  In real world tests the Nvidia card shows that it is slightly better than the Radeon.  I was simply looking at raw numbers.  Although the Radeon card has better ' stats ' the Nvidia is better (probably better drivers)

 

I apologize for the mis information I suggested.



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Posted 09 January 2015 - 03:39 AM

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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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:21 PM

The only other thing I would consider is maybe an SSD for the boot/OS drive.  After having one for almost a year now I am spoiled by the sheer speed of booting/loading/installing.  Even 10k Rpm at 6 GB/S transfer can't beat an ssd.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

hehe ;) ok i'll consider it,

thanks a lot everyone!

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:42 AM

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.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121855

What do you say?


Edited by johnny15, 19 January 2015 - 10:43 AM.





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