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02-06-2012, 11:52 AM
i need a proper opinon not a personal opinon please on whether i should get this 5450 http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA32425 or this 6450 http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA37307 thank you in advance its about time i got a new graphics card for my my sff a 2400 just wont cut it anymore

02-06-2012, 12:04 PM
6450... because it is better.

02-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Neither because they are both a waste of money.

02-06-2012, 12:45 PM
You'd be better off saving up a bit more and getting a second hand 4850/70 for like $95/110 from GP.

02-06-2012, 01:13 PM
I'm not up with ATI cards, but at that price they wouldn't be much good for gaming. Look at spending between $300 to $500 if you are into gaming.

02-06-2012, 05:12 PM
The 6450 is twice as powerful but neither is a gaming card. It would be a good Idea if you told us what you hope to achieve and at what sort of price then we could offer some better advice.
Also my personal opinions are always proper :P

02-06-2012, 05:55 PM
The newer one - the 6450, and Gigabyte is a good brand.

02-06-2012, 07:42 PM
6450, it's not that good though, a better option would be the GeForce gt520 probably the best low profile card at a reasonable price http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA31775

It's not to bad a card as I can play Rage on highest graphics, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Burnout Paradise, Far Cry 2 (on Medium graphics) , Crysis (on Medium graphics).......pretty good for the price.

02-06-2012, 08:14 PM
At what resolution are you playing rage on? Your CPU and graphics card are only just above the minimum.

02-06-2012, 10:03 PM
1080x720p i think, something with 4 digits by 3 digits. It's quite amazing what my PC can still play.

03-06-2012, 04:34 PM
ok thanks for this i intend to play portal 1 and 2 flatout2 and carnage crysis ridge racer unbounded and microsoft flight and a few others i have used a his 5450 512mb from a mate nd i got 15-25 fps in most of the games i have listed my specs are Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Clock Speed: 3192 MHz
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 09F8h
BIOS :786D1 v01.60 - Default System BIOS (20080806)
System RAM: 3327 MB (667 MHz)
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
Hard drive(s): 120GB ST3120026AS ATA Device
Hard drive(s): 2000GB WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 ATA Device
Hard drive(s): 8GB SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB Device
Optical drive(s): LITE-ON DVD SOHD-16P9S ATA Device
Optical drive(s): IHKXIZ 052VOLMRCPY SCSI CdRom Device
Sound card(s): ATI HDMI Audio
Sound card(s): Realtek High Definition Audio
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
Monitor: Dell E198FP

Graphics card specs:
Model: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
RAM: 268435456 bytes (256MB)
Resolution: 1280x1024-pixels / 32-bit colour @ 60Hz
Max refresh: 75Hz
Driver: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd 64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atiumdva,ati umd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Version (Date): 8.961.3.0 (20120507)
Video DAC: Internal DAC(400MHz)
also its a SFF (dc7600)
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00376254&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=472277 sum specs are not what my sytem have though

03-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Dude, get a GT 520 it's better than 5450, it's round about the same price and it is usually 1GB DDR3.

GT 520 Specs:

Core clock: 810 MHz (have overclocked mine to 1 GHz before)
Shader Clock : 1620 MHz
Effective Memory Clock: 1333 MHz

HD 5450 512 MB Specs:

Core Clock: 650 MHz
Effective Memory Clock: 800 Mhz

The 1GB version is slightly better than the 512 MB version with a Effective Memory Clock of 1600 MHz

I'd say get a GT520 because it is better than a 5450 and it's faster all round check this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333598-33-radeon-5450-geforce

03-06-2012, 08:48 PM
I noticed that 5450 has GDDR3 compared to gt520 that has DDR3 wats the diference between the 2 also i have asked about 6450

03-06-2012, 09:19 PM
the 6450 is apparently better than a 520 according to this chart http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html so I'd go with that. Still not much of a gaming card but at that price it'll be about as good as anything

03-06-2012, 09:31 PM
From the specs it don't look as good as the GT 520. There is no difference between GDDR3 and DDR3 the G just stands for graphics. So really it's the same unless you are talking about RAM.

03-06-2012, 09:49 PM
I'd go for the one with the bigger heatsink.

03-06-2012, 10:01 PM
ok thanks for this now i spose its 6450 vs GT 520 i need to know more also i knw these are not great choices for gaming they are directed at HTPC but i need to find out which one will be the best bang for my buck cause i only have a SFF pc right now also i dont really understand how that chart worked

03-06-2012, 10:12 PM

Personally off that I would go for the 6450. But that's one graph.

Seeing as the 6450 is $80 I'd try and find a 9800 GT instead. I saw them new on firstin for $72 about 3 months ago (maybe).

03-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Rhadeon 4550 is recomended for portal2 but that seems under powered.

03-06-2012, 11:10 PM
I can play portal at 15-20 fps it flatout ultimate carnage that plays at 7-15 fps thats the same for most car games nd fps action ndsimulators also no to the 9800 gt if you read i have a small form factor pc not a tower

03-06-2012, 11:18 PM
Take the back bracket off *troll*

But seriously you can get low profile ones: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187061 (can't buy it from newegg obv. but its just an example).

03-06-2012, 11:27 PM
i know you can take brackets off, i need to know should i get gt520 or 6450 fan on ,9800gt lp fan wil get to close to my ram

03-06-2012, 11:41 PM
You have a small form factor pc? Get 6450 in my opinion.

03-06-2012, 11:44 PM
I'm going to say 6450 fan then. Having a fanless gpu for gaming is asking for trouble. Kind of seems like a waste of money really. Personally I'd try to grab a 2nd hand 478 socket board of trademe cheep and a old tower case. Then buy a decent gpu.

03-06-2012, 11:55 PM
I always get gpus with a fan this sff has sata ddr2 lga775 nd big hdds im savin up for a new rig but i need a cheap gpu for now until i get a new rig

04-06-2012, 12:35 AM
I'm going to say 6450 fan then. Having a fanless gpu for gaming is asking for trouble. Kind of seems like a waste of money really. Personally I'd try to grab a 2nd hand 478 socket board of trademe cheep and a old tower case. Then buy a decent gpu.

Fanless does have the advantage that the fan can't fail.

04-06-2012, 01:12 AM
Yeah but fand gpus are the same as fanless, but with a fan.

04-06-2012, 01:26 AM
Yeah but fand gpus are the same as fanless, but with a fan.

No, fanless cards have much bigger heatsinks. A normal card has a heatsink too small to run without a fan.

04-06-2012, 10:46 AM
That's right- my heatsink is 4 cm high, you can get a GT 520 with a fan and it's smaller. It's better for overclocking too, but in your small form factor case that wouldn't be a good idea.

GT 520 is better than the 6450.

GT 520 Specs:

Core clock: 810 MHz
Shader Clock: 1620 MHz
Effective Memory Clock: 1333 MHz (can vary between cards e.g. a Zotac card is 1400 MHz)

HD 6450 Specs:

Core Clock: 625 MHz
Effective Memory clock: 1333 MHz (can vary between cards also)

They are roughly about the same price on trade me. The GT 520 is the better card usually.

04-06-2012, 11:04 AM
Core and memory clock isn't everything.

04-06-2012, 11:32 AM
This: http://www.techspot.com/review/392-budget-gpu-comparison/

04-06-2012, 12:05 PM
This: http://www.techspot.com/review/392-budget-gpu-comparison/

Looking at that I'd skip all the recommendations so far and go for http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA26139
It's a bit more but basically twice as fast as the 520 and 6450 in all those tests. It looks low profile but it'd pay to check it comes with the bracket.

04-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Agreed. and OP I'd go get the measurements on hsf before saying it's too big.

04-06-2012, 12:50 PM
ok thank you it seems like a good card il check to see it has brackets and that the measurements of it will fit my pc

04-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Not bad the GT 430, probably do, if it doesn't come with one you should find a bracket for it if you look around hard enough on the net.
When I upgrade my PC with new RAM and CPU , I'll be saving for a decent card maybe the GTX 560 Ti.

04-06-2012, 01:16 PM
gigabytes site must have the measurements of the GT 430 card wrong i have measured the inside of my pc, and the measurements for 165mm is fine but the 122mm is way to long to be realistic, but the 37 mm is fine has anyone got actual measurements cause the middle measurement 165mm x( 122mm )x 37mm seems to be wrong and unrealistic please thank you

04-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Maybe you could pick up a free case from somewhere and move everything from your old one to the new one. Would pay to as small form factor cases are bad for cooling and upgrading, especially GPU's.

04-06-2012, 03:07 PM
i have thought about it b4 but it has a diferent set of mobo plugs nt normal eatx + 4 eps ones completely diferent ones coming from psu to mobo connection

04-06-2012, 03:58 PM
I think the 122mm is right, it will be the height and if you compare it to this http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA30413 it's actually lower - the asus 6450 is 138mm high and still low profile.
Don't spend too much on a graphics card, you can get MB/CPU/RAM combos starting at $200 and a case for under $100 easily enough.

http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA36862 & http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA14621 for example, you'd need an OS also of course.

I'm not suggesting you buy those, just pointing out it's not worth spending a great deal on an older machine like yours.
If you ever plan to upgrade the PC it's a good Idea if you stick to upgrades you transfer to a new machine, the graphics card obviously could be.

04-06-2012, 04:06 PM
i have thought about it b4 but it has a diferent set of mobo plugs nt normal eatx + 4 eps ones...

Ah you got one of those strange HP boards..I tried transferring a friends HP slimline motherboard with a LGA 775 Pentium 4 and the shape of the MB was awkward, so I couldn't put in the new case, I suppose I could have drilled new holes in the case.

04-06-2012, 04:48 PM
yea its not the mobo its the powa pins that are the problem

04-06-2012, 04:51 PM
I moved a old motherboard into a slim IBM case (dont even ask why) had different setup for the i/o ports so I just soldered a switch to some wires which i attached to the motherboard. Used that to startup the pc. Before that I just ran a screw driver along the pins on the motherboard till it booted.

04-06-2012, 04:53 PM
im trying to get u a pic of the main ones then the ones by cpu ok

04-06-2012, 05:02 PM
i need a proper opinon not a personal opinon please
I am sorry but you will just have to accept what you are given.:devil

04-06-2012, 05:04 PM
http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=102134 o found this for more info look at the pic the black one is smaller than the clear one like min read whle thing i think i could change plastic bits on end if i needed to but the cpu plug is dfrent heres the link to my dropbox for the image https://www.dropbox.com/s/q3keiskv1hw5g9m/2012-06-04%2015.45.44.jpg

04-06-2012, 05:05 PM
il look at measurements for the gt430 and see if itl fit til i bother to get new pc wen i have the $$$$

04-06-2012, 05:07 PM
Why cant you just use the psu from your computer in a new case? or just get adapters for a new one? Also is that black slot that is in view of the photo your pci-e slot? it looks very AGP to me. Even if the psu isn't atx it doesnt stop you from using it.

04-06-2012, 05:23 PM
PCIE x16 nd i cant psu is shaped diferent if u look hard enough u cn actualy see the blue of my gpu

04-06-2012, 05:35 PM
I know what you mean, I hate the HP slimline power connector. I think I know what sort of PSU you have, a really oddly shaped thing so it fit's in the case, am I right?

04-06-2012, 05:48 PM
yes you are il give u link to pic later if u want

04-06-2012, 06:01 PM
That would great, I would like to see if it's like my mates one, me and him basically took it to bits...then put it back together.

04-06-2012, 08:01 PM
Probably TFX like this: http://www.delvingware.com/webservices/medialibrary/media/originals/TFX-0130.jpg

Just because it doesn't *fit* into a standard tower doesnt mean you cant use it.

04-06-2012, 08:15 PM
No, it's sorta like a L shape, it's a little strange.

05-06-2012, 12:56 AM
Cfx then.

05-06-2012, 03:41 PM
i bought a gt 430 for $105 from a company in wanganui im picking it up ths aftanoon and its like L shaped psu its like a 2 step steping stool sorta sory havent got u a pic yet

05-06-2012, 04:02 PM

05-06-2012, 05:42 PM
Don't worry about the pic bro, you don't have to. The 430 I think was a good choice.
Icow, that is roughly what it looks like but it has angled parts too. I did say it was strange.

05-06-2012, 10:56 PM
ok sweet im getting a new case and psu cause il buy a new pc (buying parts wen i get money) and if i get new case and psu i can use another matx mobo i have that will be better to use cause i can use higher psu wattage until i completely have all the parts for a new pc i will be able to use current cpu and ram cause same cpu slot and ram slot

05-06-2012, 10:57 PM
Please use whole words, I don't read gibberish.

05-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Please use whole words, I don't read gibberish.
:thumbs: It certainly looked horribly childish.

06-06-2012, 08:36 AM
People need how to spell these days.

06-06-2012, 09:08 AM
I reckon his spelling is average, but his grammar is terrible

06-06-2012, 10:17 AM

06-06-2012, 10:37 AM
I reckon his spelling is average, but his grammar is terrible

Ok sweet. I'm getting a new case and psu because I'll buy a new pc (buying parts when i get money) and if I get the new case and psu I can use another matx mobo I have that will be better to use because I can use a higher psu wattage until I completely have all the parts for a new pc. I will be able to use the current cpu and ram because it has the same cpu slot and ram slot.
That is how I deciphered it.:groan:

06-06-2012, 11:08 AM
Yeah I almost feel bad for calling it gibberish, but the effort required to understand it is what prompted the comment.
It could use some more full stops and a bit of rewording, but it's not like texting with your thumbs so the thing that annoyed me the most was the abbreviated words.
A few spelling errors or typos etc I can live with as long as the meaning is clear.

I tend to read my own posts before submitting (sometimes more than once) in an effort to make sure they make sense.

06-06-2012, 11:26 AM
That's right.

06-06-2012, 12:42 PM
I was on my android based phone with the QWERTY keyboard being used on the mobile version of this website.

06-06-2012, 12:47 PM
I was on my android based phone with the QWERTY keyboard being used on the mobile version of this website.
I'll forgive you.

06-06-2012, 12:52 PM
I thought the forum added a little mobile phone picture when people used that?

06-06-2012, 02:18 PM
We can forgive you.