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Is EVGA GTX 650 2 GB worth it?

By ace2001
Mar 30, 2014
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  1. Hi, I am planing to build a custom budget gamning PC.
    Is this GPU(http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphics-02G-P4-2653-KR/dp/B00966IU9W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1396179748&sr=8-4&keywords=evga gtx 650 2 gb) or this (http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-02G-P4-3751-KR/dp/B00IDG3PRI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396179830&sr=8-2&keywords=evga gtx 650 2 gb) really worth it and does it fits to this:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K-CPU
    MSI FM2 A75MA E35-MOTHERBOARD
    Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz 4 or 8 GB-RAM
    Corsair CX430-PSU
    NZXT Source 210-CASE
    WD Caviar Blue 500 GB-HDD
    Sorry for my english.
    Thanks in advance. ;)
     
  2. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Booster Posts: 202   +35

    Do you have a budget for how much you can spend on the Video Card itself? I would suggest shopping around because Amazon doesn't always have the best deals. Depending on where you are located, you could find some really sweet deals. Spending another $10 you can get an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487024 ) or for the same price as GTX 650 you can get a PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB ( http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8906822&CatId=7387 ). I'm not saying you have to buy either of those cards, just showing you that you have options. You could also go with an AMD video card if you wanted to. Let us know how much you can spend (on either just the Video Card or the whole system) and we can help you out.
    Also, looking at the specs you included, it looks like you have a decent plan for the build. I would suggest getting 8GB of Ram, not just 4GB. If you want to game on it, then 8GB is pretty much the "safe zone" for gaming.
     
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    +1

    Like Spyker said, I would recommend the EVGA GTX 750Ti 2GB for $5 more on Amazon. You wont regret it. If you want a slightly less powerful GPU, but with a good cooling solution, you can go with the EVGA GTX 750 FTW 2GB for $150. But I would recommend the 750Ti 2GB I mentioned before that since it would offer you the best bang for the buck.

    Also, as for the RAM situation, Spyker is once against right, 8GB is the bare minimum for a good gaming rig nowadays, especially as games get more demanding.

    I hope this help. Best of luck.

    -JC
     
  4. ace2001

    ace2001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Thanks both of you,and Spyker as my budget goes. For a GPU it is a around 160 $ but I can give a few bucks more.
    And one more thing. If I buy a Supercloked model do I need any extra fans or coolers? :)
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    I dont recommend buying the superclocked model. You can easily overclock the 750Ti yourself since it is a very good overclocker. But, if you dont feel comfortable overclocking, then go for the Superclocked version. Just make sure you get a 750Ti with good ventilation if you want to overclock it.

    I recommend these 2 models if you are looking to OC it:
    >>ASUS Model<<
    >>EVGA FTW Model<<
     
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,309   +548

    Im inclined to agree with @JC713, but on the 750ti I would go for the MSI gaming Version if you can get one due to the fact the cooler is very nice and it gets a good stock clock and decent clocking range.

    But the 750ti uses such little power that even in extreme bad ventilation areas the card will run pretty cool.
     
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    I personally prefer EVGA over MSI, but it is personal choice in the end.
     
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,309   +548

    Mostly price point was what was getting it for me on the 750ti version of the card. The MSI gaming's tend to be cheaper than the EVGA versions with the ACX cooler and normally clock better (EVGA normally reserves the good chips for the Classified editions if they do one).
     
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Pretty sure they're not going to have a classified 750Ti.
    I don't think they bin the 750Ti's.
     
  10. ace2001

    ace2001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    I have a problem about buying on Newegg.com because I live in Croatia and Newegg doesn´t ship internationaly, so I was very disapointed when I realize those sweet deals cannot be be shiped.Do you got any suggestions about buying in Europe?
     


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