Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (1GB) OR GeForce GTX 650 (2GB)?

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egnhan98

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Hello all! I am currently contemplating on whether I should get this:

MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (1GB) ($124.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-MSI-_-14127687

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EVGA GeForce GTX 650 (2GB) ($134.99)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130830

I will also be upgrading my power supply so any suggestions are great (I currently run on a 250 watt PSU).

My specs:

Model: a4327c

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor 2.80 GHz

RAM: 4.00 GB (3.75 GB Usable)

64 - bit Operating System

Open Slot of PCI Express X16

Current Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Power Supply: 250 watt

My budget is $300.00.
 

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That will work just as fine. And for the graphics card, go with the one that plays your game the best.
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($117.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $295.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 13:38 EST-0500)


If your budget is 300 and you can use your old Hard drive and DVD drive, Go for this, would be alot better in performance
 

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I see... hmm. Also, the game I look forward to playing is Guild Wars 2. That is why I'm getting these upgrades.
 

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I never played it myself but i think i read somewhere that it is pretty CPU dependent, So even if all you did was upgrade your graphics card you still wouldn't see the performance results you are wanting.
 

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Sorry* I'm a newbie at computer stuff. What's my mother board and why do I need a new one again?
 

Pgooch

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Your motherboard is for a pre built and they lock them down to not accept many CPU, and that would be your bottleneck and to replace that you will need a new motherboard.
 

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Okay. And I don't want too many upgrades, so would I be good with my Radeon HD 7770 Ghz edition with:

A mobo / processor upgrade?
 

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You would need to buy what i listed up there assuming your hard drive and DVD drive are sata.. Is there a wide flat cable hooking into them or small red one usually ?
 

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Good sir, I'm going to go with this build and i'd like your opinion.
UPGRADES:
1. CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
2. Motherboard - http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-H61M&c=CJ
3. Memory ( I already have a 4GB so I don't think I will need this. )
4. Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-MSI-_-14127687
5. Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=1fp8rwtdcxk9h

Total: 100 + 70 + 130 + 70 = 370.
 
some of those parts arent even compatible,

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tELT

alot better:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($107.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $384.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 14:20 EST-0500)

and are all compatible :)

his cpu isnt very good, it will def bottleneck any decent card -_-
 

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I would go with the intel i suggested though About the same performance in games and a better upgrade path later down the road so you wouldn't have to buy all these parts again...
 

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My parts are compatible also and would give very similar performance. His budget is $300 and your $84 over and since when did the 2100 give noticeable performance gain over the g860 in games? Sure in other apps it would but he probably doesnt do any photo/ video editing. Mine is cheaper and you can upgrade to an i5 later down the road. Yours is better but mine is within budget and give similar performance
 
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