Need to modify my existing machine

By adi3433
Nov 12, 2013
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  1. Configuration of existing machine :-
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
    Samsung 320 GB Hard Drive
    4GB DDR2 RAM
    450watt Of PSU
    Intel DG41RQ Motherboard

    now I want to modify my machine to a gaming PC so plz suggest which of the hardware components should I change or add it into my machine .My budget is
    (10,000.00 INR ) 160 USD
  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,160   +506

    Well, if you want to build a gaming rig from this machine, you need a GPU and that's honestly all that's missing. My suggestion for a 160 buck price point is this: (Since I cant see where you are located, ill guess based on the currency you posted).

    HD 7790 Ghost Edition 1gb 10850.00INR

    That's the best card you will get in your area at that budget, that will bring you up to a gaming rig levels and should work with your current setup. The biggest problem is going to be your PSU next, the card recommends (According to newegg and XFX) a 450 watt PSU, however based on your specs, you should keep below the PSU's threshold because you have a 450watt so even under load with that card you will be fine.
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  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    160 USD isn't much. If you want to play games at all, spend that much money on a GPU (as above).
  4. adi3433

    adi3433 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    OK. suppose if I will get one will it be compatible with my motherboard (intel DG41RQ ) and can you suggest me few more options
  5. adi3433

    adi3433 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    After doing lots of re-search I found that my motherboard (intel DG41RQ ) is having PCI Express slot of Revised version 1.1 let me know that does it support 3.0 ver of GPU. or not.If Yes then does it effect the performance of GPU or not.And plz suggest few Graphic Cards which works perfectly with my current configuration.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,349   +122

    It's nothing to worry about. Yes it's supported.
  7. adi3433

    adi3433 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    then which graphic card will be best suited for the above configuration
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,806   +1,431

    Here is my pick for your current configuration. Newegg Search
  9. adi3433

    adi3433 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok! as I have to buy it from online/ indian market so I have shot listed few of them so plz help me to choose the best one ....
    1.XFX R 7750 2GB DDR3 AMD Radeon Graphic Card
    2.Sapphire HD 7750 HDMI OC Edition 1 GB GDDR5 Graphic Card
    3.Asus HD7750-1GD5-V2 ATI PCI Express Graphic Card
    4.XFX ATI Radeon R 7750 1 GB DDR5 Graphics Card
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,160   +506

    If I were picking one of those 4, I would get the top one.

    1.XFX R 7750 2GB DDR3 AMD Radeon Graphic Card
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,284   +262

    My only concern with getting that top one (though it looks like the best of the four) is if you ever need to act on the warranty. XFX is notorious for hanging people out to dry when they try to use their warranties.
     
  12. adi3433

    adi3433 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    dude I have searched my local market most of the shop is saying that nVidia is good graphic card so I should go for any nVidia GPU can you plz suggest me few nVidia GPU at same price.
  13. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,160   +506

    I can if you wish, however at your budget, the problem is you wont get as good a GPU for that money on an NVidia card vs getting a AMD card. In the low to medium range, theres almost no competition for price to performance. Even at the high end the same can be said, most stores say "NVidia is better" based on years in the past (Like 5 years ago) or just based on higher price means better. But heres a suggestion:

    Asus GTX 650Ti 1gb
    http://www.amazon.in/GTX650TI-DC2O-...e=UTF8&qid=1386080088&sr=8-3&keywords=GTX 650

    That's the best NVidia card you can get for the money, but compared to the HD 7790, heres where the performance lies:

    GTX 650ti
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce GTX 650 Ti

    HD 7790
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon HD 7790

    Now if were comparing the GTX 650ti to the HD 7750 like you saw, the 650ti is a better card. I don't remember what site you used before so I guessed based off of amazon in site.
  14. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,880   +348

    I would TRY to get a 7770 over a 7750 if at ALL possible.
  15. adi3433

    adi3433 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    can you plz suggest me best graphic card under Rs 2000 to Rs 3000 (Indian) .
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    That's $48 USD. So probably not much. :(


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