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February 26, 2010 7:57:52 AM

What is the best power supply for a pc thats mainly used for gaming. ?

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February 26, 2010 8:00:26 AM

CyJoker said:
What is the best power supply for a pc thats mainly used for gaming. ?


Ok... You question is so vague I can't really tell you anything. First of all there is not such generic PSU. A PSU is chosen based on the hardware that is in the box. So unless you tell us more about your hardware no one here can't give you a decent response.
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February 26, 2010 2:14:10 PM

your main title is best vid card and you ask for power supply???

video card, get atleast an ati 4870 1 gig gddr5, and as for power supply get this one. http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=... this one and the other one is also an overkill but you will have enough to run anything. just remember what you house hold wires and fuse/ breaker is 15 amp at 120 volts means max load is 1500watts on the circuit. ohms law.
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February 27, 2010 7:20:10 PM

My apologies I don't even remember writing this.
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February 27, 2010 7:37:47 PM

CyJoker said:
My apologies I don't even remember writing this.

So do you have a question or is this thread done?
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February 28, 2010 1:39:08 AM

My question really was about the best graphic card for casual to moderate gaming. That won't kill my wallet
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February 28, 2010 1:40:30 AM

A 5770 is probably your best bet at 150ish, which can be used on most PSU's because it i very energy efficient.
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February 28, 2010 1:42:24 AM

We would need to know more like your resolution, processor, budget, ect.
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February 28, 2010 1:09:51 PM

Yeah I would agree.

The more powerful the components, the bigger the PSU would have to be.

I've got a Quad Core and a 500GB HDD, and with a GTX 260 and I've got a 750Watt PSU. If I was to upgrade to a GTX 295. I'd need a 700+ Watt. You get what I'm saying?

The more you go up, the more power you'd need.

If you post the specs your looking at, I'm sure someone here would kindly help.

Also, a 700Watt is ampful enough for what ever you plan to do I say!
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March 2, 2010 7:24:33 AM

1680x1050- q9400 processor, 4 gig of Pc6400
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March 2, 2010 7:27:27 AM

The HD5770 would be a great choice for that resolution.
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March 4, 2010 2:53:58 AM

I've been a nvidia fan boy. So I'd rather not go ATI
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March 4, 2010 4:04:33 AM

CyJoker said:
I've been a nvidia fan boy. So I'd rather not go ATI


Well then you need to spend 200-220ish on a gtx260 to get similar performance to the 5770, which is 150ish. The 260 is slightly faster, but a far worse buy.

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March 4, 2010 8:33:18 AM

The GTX 260 also uses much more power and isn't DX11 compatible.
Nvidia is simply a poor choice right now except for the $100 and below market.
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