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#1 donisonleague

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:19 PM

Here is my actual configuration:

 

CPU: Intel Core I3 3220
Mainboard: Foxconn 2ADA
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series 1 GB
System: 64-bit
 
I'm not currently satisfied at all with my GPU since 1 GB is really low for now and it's creating me some problems with playing most of games. I mean, i can run them, but always forcing the GPU to its max.
 
My max Budget is 100€, i live in Europe (Italy) so i wouldn't be able to buy directly from newegg but if the price are similar i can buy from another site with no problem.
 
If i will spend less than my max Budget it would be nice, but i'm available to use it all if it will be necessary. Asking for a couple of ideas :)
 
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:29 PM

That's a tight budget for a GPU upgrade, radeon R7 series has a couple of contenders for under 100 USD, at 2GB RAM. I'd say just stay away from XFX cards, have had too much issue with them being DOA. Stick to quality brands where possible imho.



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:58 PM



 

Here is my actual configuration:

 

CPU: Intel Core I3 3220
Mainboard: Foxconn 2ADA
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series 1 GB
System: 64-bit
 
I'm not currently satisfied at all with my GPU since 1 GB is really low for now and it's creating me some problems with playing most of games. I mean, i can run them, but always forcing the GPU to its max.
 
My max Budget is 100€, i live in Europe (Italy) so i wouldn't be able to buy directly from newegg but if the price are similar i can buy from another site with no problem.
 
If i will spend less than my max Budget it would be nice, but i'm available to use it all if it will be necessary. Asking for a couple of ideas :)
 
Thanks in advance

 

DonisonLeague,
 
Here is my recommended video card that will perform better than your current card. 
 
The rendering is much faster, that should solve a lot of your issues with the games that you are playing.
 
I know this is almost 7 Euros higher, but that's the cheapest 2 MG video card that I can find.
 
 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 250X 2GB Video Card  (€106.05 @ Amazon Italia) 
Total: €106.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-01 23:56 CEST+0200

Edited by Serpius, 01 April 2015 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:02 PM

Example: this isn't good? R725XOC or this too: R7240 or.. 

R7240-OC-4GD3-L

 

Readed only now your reply serpius! Thanks i'll take a look! Can you give me also an opinion about the ones i've found on e-key?


Edited by donisonleague, 01 April 2015 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:05 PM

Example: this isn't good? R725XOC or this too: R7240 or.. 

R7240-OC-4GD3-L

 

Readed only now your reply serpius! Thanks i'll take a look! Can you give me also an opinion about the ones i've found on e-key?

 

DonisonLeague,

 

The  R725XOC is a good pick. It's almost identical to the one I picked out. 

 

Go for it!



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:08 PM

Ok thank you very much :)



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:12 PM

The only doubt i have is about this: Min. 450W

 

I don't know if on my system i have a so high Wattage but i don't think..



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:14 PM

The only doubt i have is about this: Min. 450W

 

I don't know if on my system i have a so high Wattage but i don't think..

 

DonisonLeague,

 

You will have to open up your computer case and look at the power supply unit label and find out what his the total maximum wattage it is.

 

If it is less than 450 watts, then you must either upgrade the power supply unit or pick out another video card that does not require a lot of PSU wattage.



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:57 PM

350 watts max. So i cannot get it or i'll have to upgrade my PSU but i would be out of budget.

I'll look further for other options. At the moment i'm using the E-Key List (setted on AMD -> R7 series) to try to find something..


Edited by donisonleague, 01 April 2015 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 07:50 PM

This is probably the best you will get near the price (in Italy) - http://it.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-01gp42757kr

 

The GTX 750 has low power requirements (no PCIe connector required - 300w+ PSU recommended).

 

The performance problems you are having are not likely to be down to not enough memory, but a slow GPU.  1Gb should be adequate, unless you are using some games with very large textures or using very high resolutions.  You can get 2Gb versions of the GTX 750 but more Euro's needed.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:17 AM

The AMD r7 260x equivalent looks like it can't function with a feeble power supply like the gtx 750 mentioned above and it is a bit more of an expense.

 

http://it.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r7260xznj4


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:18 AM

Hello Donisonleague and welcome to the forum! Based from the suggestions and information provided by other members in the thread, the GTX750 is your best bet if your power supply does not have a PCI-E connector, due to it's very efficient "Maxwell" architecture. Although if the power supply does have a PCI-E connector, the R7 260X like the XFX model (only 8 euros more) would be the better option, as it is a higher performing card then the GTX750.

 

To further help identify the best graphics card for your system, is it possible if you were to take clear photos of the internals with the side panel off and the power supply label itself? By accomplishing this, it will allow us to be sure that the graphics card chosen will certainly be fully compatible with your system.  


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 04:26 PM

GTX750 is not so different from the one i'm using at the moment..

 

EDIT: I'll provide photos as soon as possible!


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:15 PM

In the first post you indicate you're using a AMD HD 7400 series.  These were OEM only cards that are not in the same performance class as a GTX 750.

 

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=297&cmp[]=2701&cmp[]=2825


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:22 PM

You're right, i had seen a wrong description of the GTX 750 (the one on the IT site of nvidia, stating it had 1gb and almost same performances of mine).

So i could take a look on it.


Edited by donisonleague, 02 April 2015 - 06:23 PM.





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