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Will a Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz go in this computer?

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June 9, 2013 2:07:36 PM

I have one of the computers listed here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vibox-4-0GHz-16GB-Radeon-HD-6...

I really like the majority of the specs, but the graphics card is where it falls flat. I recently came into some money, and figured I might as well treat myself.

So, will these badass AMD HD 7970's work in this?

Cheers!

P.S. If not, can you reccomend me a high-performance graphics card that will?
June 9, 2013 2:17:11 PM

The Vapor-X cards are voltage locked but they are quiet. They also have inferior VRM cooling, so if you plan on OCing, there are better options. At stock the Vapor-x is a nice card.

The Dual-X Sapphire cards are superior in everything except max load operating volumes. It OCs amazing and have VERY good VRMs and PCB.
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June 9, 2013 2:17:24 PM

Should be fine, but you will get a slight bottleneck because the board isn't PCI-E 3.0. Even though it doesn't really change anything but possibly 5 FPS. Most likely i'll suggest for you to get 7870 or 7950 mainly because you'll never be able to push the 7970 based on the motherboard that i believe they're using.
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June 9, 2013 2:20:04 PM

No. It doesn't have a real power supply. The CPU is entry-level at this point and it's kind of a waste to connect it with a high-end GPU. That is, if that power supply could handle it safely, which it can't.

Not a fan of this rig at that price.
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June 9, 2013 2:24:43 PM

mafisometal said:
Should be fine, but you will get a slight bottleneck because the board isn't PCI-E 3.0. Even though it doesn't really change anything but possibly 5 FPS. Most likely i'll suggest for you to get 7870 or 7950 mainly because you'll never be able to push the 7970 based on the motherboard that i believe they're using.


DSzymborski said:
No. It doesn't have a real power supply. The CPU is entry-level at this point and it's kind of a waste to connect it with a high-end GPU. That is, if that power supply could handle it safely, which it can't.

Not a fan of this rig at that price.


This is true...
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June 9, 2013 2:52:23 PM

mafisometal said:
Should be fine, but you will get a slight bottleneck because the board isn't PCI-E 3.0. Even though it doesn't really change anything but possibly 5 FPS. Most likely i'll suggest for you to get 7870 or 7950 mainly because you'll never be able to push the 7970 based on the motherboard that i believe they're using.


Is the 7950 compatible with my rig?
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June 9, 2013 3:56:50 PM

Mort432 said:
mafisometal said:
Should be fine, but you will get a slight bottleneck because the board isn't PCI-E 3.0. Even though it doesn't really change anything but possibly 5 FPS. Most likely i'll suggest for you to get 7870 or 7950 mainly because you'll never be able to push the 7970 based on the motherboard that i believe they're using.


Is the 7950 compatible with my rig?


Honestly, I wouldn't put any recent GPU in that rig without swapping out the power supply first. Anytime you see "standard power supply" it should be a big, red warning siren, as it invariably means one of those $15 fly-by-night fireboxes. It's the PC equivalent of buying a car just called "car" or getting referred to a "surgery doctor" or ordering a menu item at a restaurant that's simply labeled "food."
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June 9, 2013 3:58:17 PM

DSzymborski said:
Mort432 said:
mafisometal said:
Should be fine, but you will get a slight bottleneck because the board isn't PCI-E 3.0. Even though it doesn't really change anything but possibly 5 FPS. Most likely i'll suggest for you to get 7870 or 7950 mainly because you'll never be able to push the 7970 based on the motherboard that i believe they're using.


Is the 7950 compatible with my rig?


Honestly, I wouldn't put any recent GPU in that rig without swapping out the power supply first. Anytime you see "standard power supply" it should be a big, red warning siren, as it invariably means one of those $15 fly-by-night fireboxes. It's the PC equivalent of buying a car just called "car" or getting referred to a "surgery doctor" or ordering a menu item at a restaurant that's simply labeled "food."


Hah hah, I love your way with words, gave me a chuckle.
Ok then, I've got some money to spend; I've done some research and the 7950 seems to be the card for me. Can you suggest a PSU to go with it?
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June 9, 2013 4:07:17 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £49.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:03 BST+0100)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.41 @ Dabs)
Total: £52.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:04 BST+0100)

Either of these will power any single GPU solution you go with. And safely. The best way to ensure the long-term viability of your rig is a proper power supply that will properly regulate the voltage and protect your system from noise. Even when bad power supplies don't catch on fire or have the caps explode in a spectacular manner, they can very easily damage your components subtly over time with poor protection. A rock-solid PSU can go into your *next* rig, too.
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June 9, 2013 4:14:28 PM

DSzymborski said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £49.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:03 BST+0100)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.41 @ Dabs)
Total: £52.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:04 BST+0100)

Either of these will power any single GPU solution you go with. And safely. The best way to ensure the long-term viability of your rig is a proper power supply that will properly regulate the voltage and protect your system from noise. Even when bad power supplies don't catch on fire or have the caps explode in a spectacular manner, they can very easily damage your components subtly over time with poor protection. A rock-solid PSU can go into your *next* rig, too.


Awesome, thank you. I'm pretty big into IT, but still young and learning (just turned 18, woo). You gave really solid advice in a friendly and comprehensive manner. I'm off to order my new PSU and graphics card. Thank you very much for your help tonight, if it hadn't been for yourself and everyone else who contributed, I could very well have dropped a large amount of money on what would effectively be a very nice paperweight.

Also, if I get these components and something goes wrong I'm going to hunt you down with an axe and chop your cock off. Just sayan :D 

Cheers all!
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June 9, 2013 4:40:30 PM

Mort432 said:
DSzymborski said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £49.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:03 BST+0100)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.41 @ Dabs)
Total: £52.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:04 BST+0100)

Either of these will power any single GPU solution you go with. And safely. The best way to ensure the long-term viability of your rig is a proper power supply that will properly regulate the voltage and protect your system from noise. Even when bad power supplies don't catch on fire or have the caps explode in a spectacular manner, they can very easily damage your components subtly over time with poor protection. A rock-solid PSU can go into your *next* rig, too.


Awesome, thank you. I'm pretty big into IT, but still young and learning (just turned 18, woo). You gave really solid advice in a friendly and comprehensive manner. I'm off to order my new PSU and graphics card. Thank you very much for your help tonight, if it hadn't been for yourself and everyone else who contributed, I could very well have dropped a large amount of money on what would effectively be a very nice paperweight.

Also, if I get these components and something goes wrong I'm going to hunt you down with an axe and chop your cock off. Just sayan :D 

Cheers all!


Uh oh! If you go on a killing spree, my habitual use of my real name on the internet leaves me a little vulnerable.

The best way to learn is by doing. Hopefully, after installing a GPU and replacing the power supply, you'll feel comfortable building your own rig from scratch in the future. You get terrific savings, flexibility, and there's something extremely satisfying about playing a game on a rig you've built yourself.

Don't get scared off by people having problems - sometimes parts arrive and need to be swapped out. Remember, people are mostly going to post when they have problems. There aren't many posts "HELP PLZ MY COMPONENTS ALL WORK FINE!!" because that's something a crazy person does.
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June 9, 2013 5:04:34 PM

DSzymborski said:
Mort432 said:
DSzymborski said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £49.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:03 BST+0100)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.41 @ Dabs)
Total: £52.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 00:04 BST+0100)

Either of these will power any single GPU solution you go with. And safely. The best way to ensure the long-term viability of your rig is a proper power supply that will properly regulate the voltage and protect your system from noise. Even when bad power supplies don't catch on fire or have the caps explode in a spectacular manner, they can very easily damage your components subtly over time with poor protection. A rock-solid PSU can go into your *next* rig, too.


Awesome, thank you. I'm pretty big into IT, but still young and learning (just turned 18, woo). You gave really solid advice in a friendly and comprehensive manner. I'm off to order my new PSU and graphics card. Thank you very much for your help tonight, if it hadn't been for yourself and everyone else who contributed, I could very well have dropped a large amount of money on what would effectively be a very nice paperweight.

Also, if I get these components and something goes wrong I'm going to hunt you down with an axe and chop your cock off. Just sayan :D 

Cheers all!


Uh oh! If you go on a killing spree, my habitual use of my real name on the internet leaves me a little vulnerable.

The best way to learn is by doing. Hopefully, after installing a GPU and replacing the power supply, you'll feel comfortable building your own rig from scratch in the future. You get terrific savings, flexibility, and there's something extremely satisfying about playing a game on a rig you've built yourself.

Don't get scared off by people having problems - sometimes parts arrive and need to be swapped out. Remember, people are mostly going to post when they have problems. There aren't many posts "HELP PLZ MY COMPONENTS ALL WORK FINE!!" because that's something a crazy person does.


Cheers man!
Actually got that rig because I overestimated the performance of the 6670 like a plonker. To be fair, for the price, the CPU and RAM are both excellent value in my opinion. Once this new gear (just ordered it now, whee) is installed she'll be a mean bitch. Wheeeeee!
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