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decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:20 pm

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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:11 pm

You almost got your account nuked because of the spam-looking thread title. I had my hand over the Hammer of Banning until I saw it was you :lol:

Fro $60 there's not a whole lot you can ask for, really. If it turns out to be just slightly better than a regular 450 then I suppose it's not a bad deal.
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:29 pm

Graphics forum and the term "coin" I was thinking someone asking GPU bitcoin farming. :o :lol:
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:56 pm

I have to admit that spam was my first thought too, there's been a lot of that going around lately. Low-end GPU performance very much favors raw computing power over fancy new features, so an older card like this should do better than comparably priced current-gen cards like the GT630.
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:06 pm

I had a GTS 450 for quite a while and as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations it's fine. It was good for older games, or at lower resolution (sub-1080p without high settings on more modern titles, although not highly demanding ones)
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:18 pm

Its just NCIX misprinting the product name look at the product pages specifications and part# ZT-40503-10H GeForce GTS 450 Graphic Card this is right of the NCIX site. plus it says its $70
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=89559& ... ture=Zotac

Here is the manufacturers website http://www.zotacusa.com/geforce-gts-450 ... 3-10h.html

I would spend a few more dollars for a 28nm card like this overclocked gigabyte hd7750 for 89$ and it uses around 50 watts and needs pci-e power. It is also a better performing card then that gtx err GTS 640. That was the cheapest 7750 I could find with GDDR5 memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125417

Or you could go with this power color ddr3 7750 for 49.99 after a 30 dollar rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131481

I have this HIS Icooler 7750 that overclocks like a dream for when i game from 800 to 1125 core and 1125 mem to 1350 mem speeds. I does a good job with BF3 at medium to high settings with no aa @1080p It is also 89$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814161403

The 7750 is faster the AMD's new r7 250 cards that cost more and have less shaders then the 7750 that has 512 the r7-250 has 384

Powercolor has a HD7790 that is faster then a 7770 and its only $79 after and 20$ rebate best buy out of them all for performance per dollar buy a long ways. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131524
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:33 am

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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:53 am

p.s. someone was saying the black levels on all Nvidia cards are .... for lack of a better term "broken" atm and that I may have to do a software hack to enable them to be shown properly, was that when using DVI?


Not broken, following the standard. Applies to HDMI only. If the display connected via HDMI and does limited RGB you don't want to mess with the default behavior (TVs run limited). This is only an issues for HDMI to full RGB displays (monitors). Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD do this by default and only AMD offers an option outside of a registry tweak to cut it off.

Computer monitors should be hooked up with DVI or displayport.
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:41 pm

DON'T BUY A GTS 450 for $60. The 450 is slightly slower than a 7750 GDDR5 (shown here)

You can grab one of these Open Box 7750 GDDR3's for $61-65 after shipping (price fluctuates $5 frequently) and use this $30 MIR to bring your total to $31-35.

Roughly equivalent performance, uses quite a bit less power, newer card, and costs half as much....yeah, I'd say that's a no-brainer.
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:01 am

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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:20 am

clone wrote:the power difference while interesting has no monetary value

Only if you get your electricity for free...
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:38 am

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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:22 am

clone wrote:it's a U.S. only deal as is the MIR, while a good grab it doesn't apply to me.

I wish people would at least put their Country in their profile. Then these things wouldn't happen.

clone wrote:if the cards were identical it'd matter but they aren't

If the cards were the same, they'd both be GTX 450's and they'd both use exactly the same amount of power. Not sure what your argument is here. The 7750 would perform within 3fps of a GTX 450, it's 28nm, uses less power, doesn't need external power, newer everything.... (you get the idea)

clone wrote:I'm not sure I'd jump on an open box just to save $20 anyway but definitely a good grab for someone in the U.S.

This is the second Newegg open box GPU I've owned. My first (AMD 6850) was great, got it for $115 after MIR 2 years ago. The 7750 I received exhibited a bit of coil whine. I presume this is the reason for the return, but I can't comment on whether this is just a dud card, a manufacturer (Powercolor) problem, or if all 7750's exhibit this problem (doubt that). No coil whine at idle or watching movies (this is an HTPC card after all), mild coil whine in DiRT Showdown, and noticeable (open air case) in FurMark. I would bet that if I put it in a case with a case fan, you probably wouldn't hear it....it's not 7990-caliber coil whine. You always take a chance with open box stuff, Newegg at least guarantees functionality, so you won't get stuck with a returned DOA. I imagine I could return my 7750 for a replacement, or RMA it, but it doesn't bother me that much.
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:28 am

DPete27 wrote:The 7750 I received exhibited a bit of coil whine.

A hot glue gun will fix that in 30 seconds.
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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:44 pm

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Re: decent deal for the coin?

Postposted on Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:11 am

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DPete27 wrote:The 7750 I received exhibited a bit of coil whine.

A hot glue gun will fix that in 30 seconds.

No exposed coils to hot glue. Anyway, got the thing inside a case yesterday. As I predicted, can't hear the coil whine over the single 120mm CPU fan.
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