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Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti, is it worth getting under my situation?

By Cyborkid
Mar 25, 2014
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  1. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Booster Posts: 179   +30

    If you plan on going Crossfire then I would suggest getting a higher watt rated PSU. I would suggest getting something in the 750 watt range would give you plenty of breathing room for future plans. The only reason I say it now, is because you would be wasting money getting a 430 watt PSU now then having to purchase a lager wattage one when you get the second video card.
     
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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,294   +547

    You will not be able to 3 Way CFX or SLI with any of the cards here as they only have 1 connector (If any). You would have to do higher more expensive cards to do that (For AMD, R9 280+ or HD 7950+, Nvidia GTX 760+).

    I would avoid doing anything beyond 2 cards because you run into alot more problems that you may or may not be prepared for along with poor support in some cases. Plus im pretty sure WoW does not properly support multi-card setups. My friend plays WoW on Ultra at 1080p on a 560ti so I believe you should be fine with just a HD 7850.
     
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  3. Cyborkid

    Cyborkid TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Ok, so there should be one power cable for 7850? or I just go for one 750 ti card? whichever one is better on solo, if I can't play wow on crossfire, heard 7800's don't do particulary well with wow. and nvidia supports wow more. idk whatevers best

    Oh wait, the psu in my manifested list, is Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

    So this setup we talking should be better than

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2UjUg

    for it's higher ability of upgrading, and that?

    The power supply brings 2x cord pci express 8pin
     
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  4. Cyborkid

    Cyborkid TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Estimated Wattage: 263W
     
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,294   +547

    In this day and age, unless you pick some weird off brand PSU, you will get normally at least one 6 pin and 8 pin PCI-E at 500+ watts. Between the choices I would personally pick the 7850 because its a slightly more powerful card (But that's just me). As far as wow goes, I don't have much experience in that game because ive only ever played a free trial with a friend. But that same friend runs on a 6950 and runs in full 1080p max with no problems to report so I would assume the 7850 even though its a little bit less powerful would do just fine seeing as how that game is not to graphically demanding.

    As far as your new choice go, I would say just get the Z87 and i3 combo for better upgrading later as the FX series on the low end and the AM3+ platform is dead. With your needs, you will be better off with the i3 for the single threaded performance at this point.

    As for the R9 270X, that is more powerful than both the HD 7850 and the GTX 750ti (Its basically a rebranded HD 7870).
     
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  6. Cyborkid

    Cyborkid TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 32

  7. Cyborkid

    Cyborkid TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Ok guys I just ordered this system :

    KFA2 GeForce GTX 760 HOF 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (76NPH6DT8KXZ) 1
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard 1
    Intel Core i3-3240 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail 1
    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX) 1
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache WD10EZEX - OEM ** Single Platter ** HDD 1
    Corsair Builder Series CX 500w Modular '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CP-9020059-UK) 1
    Corsair Carbide 200R Compact ATX Case - Black (CC-9011023-WW) 1
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler 1
    will the power supply http://www.corsair.com/en/cx-series...500-watt-80-plus-bronze-certified-modular-psu

    have the required cables for the graphics card?

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-057-KF
     


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