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May 24, 2012 2:58:48 PM

Just suggestions on gaming cards. And what do you guys think about this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Are they reasonable?
May 24, 2012 5:57:08 PM

Asus HD7770-DC-1GD5 AMD Radeon HD7770 1GB GDDR5 1020MHz PCIe
I can get it for $135.00
May 25, 2012 3:55:16 AM

Asaelmariano, your better off getting a 6870. Yes, it's last gen but that also means mature drivers.
Sure, it costs about $25 more but check out this benchmark comparison. The 6870 butchers the 7770 in almost every aspect except for power consumption.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=540

Also, the second link is for a XFX 850W Power Supply.. which is obviously pale in comparison to the Corsair 750W Enthusiasts Series which also costs a lot less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

~Coffee
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May 25, 2012 11:25:10 AM

Actually the xfx is not that much more.
May 25, 2012 9:48:24 PM

The XFX is overpriced and you don't need that much wattage. Pick up a nice brand-name 500-600W power supply.
May 25, 2012 11:41:51 PM

Everywhere I look, the XFX is over 150 bucks. This is pretty cheap.
May 26, 2012 12:12:58 AM

GangstaChamp21 said:
Everywhere I look, the XFX is over 150 bucks. This is pretty cheap.


The 750w models were going for 60$ recently. For 150$, you could get a much better power supply, although you'd be better off putting that money into a better graphics card. No point to get an 850w power supply for a 7770, even crossfire.
May 26, 2012 3:01:29 AM

GangstaChamp21 said:
Everywhere I look, the XFX is over 150 bucks. This is pretty cheap.


Your not getting the point here; we are discussing more than price here. Firstly, you don't need that much wattage since your probably going to run a graphics card that pulls less than 150W. The Corsair 750W can easily handle 2 6870s[127watts x2] in xfire. Secondly, the Corsair Enthusiasts series has a Legend track record for hardware durability and hardware lifetime. So my question(s) is... why spend more for excess power you can't use AND lacks track record?

~Coffee

Quick Edit: In the end it's your money, so... ultimately it's your decision. We are here to help but if your going to ignore our suggestions, why even ask???
May 26, 2012 12:32:50 PM

Assuming OP has a 300$ budget, the corsair tx650w is 70$ after rebates and he could then buy something like a 7850 or a 6950.
May 26, 2012 12:52:55 PM

coffeecoffee said:
Your not getting the point here; we are discussing more than price here. Firstly, you don't need that much wattage since your probably going to run a graphics card that pulls less than 150W. The Corsair 750W can easily handle 2 6870s[127watts x2] in xfire. Secondly, the Corsair Enthusiasts series has a Legend track record for hardware durability and hardware lifetime. So my question(s) is... why spend more for excess power you can't use AND lacks track record?

~Coffee

Quick Edit: In the end it's your money, so... ultimately it's your decision. We are here to help but if your going to ignore our suggestions, why even ask???


I am going to have cards that aleast need 450w. And I am not ignoring your answers. I have been reaserching and seen a 6990. Is that any good.
May 26, 2012 12:56:12 PM

GangstaChamp21 said:
I am going to have cards that aleast need 450w. And I am not ignoring your answers. I have been reaserching and seen a 6990. Is that any good.


The 6990 was the most powerful card of it's time and is still one the most powerful. Yes, for that you will need probably a good 750w-850w power suppy.
May 29, 2012 3:46:07 AM

coffeecoffee said:
Also, the second link is for a XFX 850W Power Supply.. which is obviously pale in comparison to the Corsair 750W Enthusiasts Series which also costs a lot less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

~Coffee
There's absolutely NOTHING wrong with XFX PSUs. The only problem is that it's expensive and more than he needs.
May 29, 2012 3:50:21 AM

You'd only need a 550W PSU for the 6990.

OP (GangstaChamp21), stick to Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX for your PSU. What's your budget? What's your current CPU?

You could just pick up a $16 Corsair CX430 and a 6870 for $130 and you'll save a bunch of money and a much better gaming machine over your intial post.

You say you've been researching but you've just mentioned a 7770 and a 6990 in the same post. While you're right that the 6990 is good, it's like comparing a Civic to a Viper--they're just not the same thing. Here's a good list of graphics cards to get you started on comparing them: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Don't get too caught up over 850W or 450W PSU. Figure out what graphics you can afford, where you might upgrade to, and then we'll talk about the current (Amps on the +12V rail) needed to support that hardware.
May 30, 2012 10:27:48 PM

I'm closing this tab in my browser since you don't seem to be coming back. PM me if you do.
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