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February 13, 2011 6:31:59 AM

Hello,


I have a 2 questions.

1. What is better:
Sapphire 5770HD 1GB or Sapphire Vapor-X 5770HD 1GB. And what is the difference.

2. Will my Codegen ATX 400W handle any of them?

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a c 81 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 6:48:42 AM



ya i would recommand against it since it requires 450 watts minimum, what kind of budget do u have for a powersupply? let me know thanks
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 6:49:27 AM

and 2 , thevapor-x has a better cooling system so choice number 2 , go vapor-x :) 
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February 13, 2011 6:53:42 AM

well, in my country Vapor-X costs about 170$ and i have 175$ :lol: 

I upgraded my PC about a month ago, but i didn't have funds for PSU and videocard.
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 7:02:36 AM

well it not worth testing it with that current powersupply, its not gonna happen, if u do u might fry the rest of ur pc if ur crappt powersupply starts shooting lightning bolts around u .
u could do this

put 60$ on a new powersupply, and buy a 5670 with the rest :D 

February 13, 2011 7:06:18 AM

iceclock said:
well it not worth testing it with that current powersupply, its not gonna happen, if u do u might fry the rest of ur pc if ur crappt powersupply starts shooting lightning bolts around u .
u could do this

put 60$ on a new powersupply, and buy a 5670 with the rest :D 


I think that HD5670 will not max out all newest games.

But anyway, will Corsair CX430, 430W be good?
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 7:14:51 AM

even with a 5770 u aint gonna max out new games, sorry to tell u , what website are using i might take a look at it , and inform u of a better combo
February 13, 2011 9:22:46 AM

Power Supply is Fine,it should run it,i ran hd 5750 with 350w power supply,so i am sure it will run hd 5770.just buy the card whatever is cheaper.
February 13, 2011 11:44:55 AM

iceclock said:
even with a 5770 u aint gonna max out new games, sorry to tell u , what website are using i might take a look at it , and inform u of a better combo


Im looking everything in an Latvian page(im from Latvia)

Adress: www.dateks.lv
February 13, 2011 11:51:17 AM

mrjericho1991 said:
Power Supply is Fine,it should run it,i ran hd 5750 with 350w power supply,so i am sure it will run hd 5770.just buy the card whatever is cheaper.


Im planning to get an XFX Radeon HD5670, 1GB, GDDR5
February 13, 2011 4:32:28 PM

Im so confused :( 
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 12:46:01 AM

a 5770 will run ok on that psu if it is a recent psu, please look at the PSU and tell us how many amps on the 12v rail, or give us an exact model number. Please state the rest of your system specs alsu, like CPU, motherboard etc.
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 2:45:26 AM

dude, codegen is a generic bad pile of electronics incase in a box , honestly i wouldnt even try to run a 5770 on that thing, be afraid to fry my pc, im willing o bet anything that powersupply doesnt deliver close to 400 watts,
February 14, 2011 2:51:10 AM

Only takes a good 350 watt PSU to run a 5770.

And yes it can max most games, but at 1600x1200/1280x1024.

If you could buy from Newegg, you could get a Xigmatek Go Green 400 watt for $35 and not have to worry about it being unable to power a 5770..
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 4:29:12 AM

i have actually had not so bad experiences with codegen.......theyre not top shelf like antec or seasonic, but they have been reliable for low end builds that i have seen.
February 14, 2011 5:11:57 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
a 5770 will run ok on that psu if it is a recent psu, please look at the PSU and tell us how many amps on the 12v rail, or give us an exact model number. Please state the rest of your system specs alsu, like CPU, motherboard etc.


I have Intel i5 760 quad-core 2.8Ghz
OCZ 4Gb DDR3 RAM
GigaByte S-Series GA-H55M-S2H motherboard
Codegen ATX PSU 400W V2.03 P4 CE PFC PSU (SILENT/ 12cm fan)
For now i have Nvidia 8400GS
February 14, 2011 5:17:17 AM

sartorius said:
Only takes a good 350 watt PSU to run a 5770.

And yes it can max most games, but at 1600x1200/1280x1024.

If you could buy from Newegg, you could get a Xigmatek Go Green 400 watt for $35 and not have to worry about it being unable to power a 5770..


But i have a chance to run HD5770 on this PSU good?
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 6:39:54 AM

still not enough information there. we need the specs off the side of your PSU here is an example of what to look for on the psu -> 3.3v 20A 5v 20A 12V 25A
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 2:35:26 PM

i still wouldnt trust codegen for stable power, and too many people skip on learning about the pros of having a good ^powersupply, whats the point of having a great 300$ graphic card if u gonna have a crappy powersupply, might fail and take everything with it, honestly i see none
February 14, 2011 10:27:08 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
still not enough information there. we need the specs off the side of your PSU here is an example of what to look for on the psu -> 3.3v 20A 5v 20A 12V 25A


Heres the pic. Sorry for bad quality, it was taken by my phone.
http://img263.imageshack.us/i/dsc01190a.jpg/
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 15, 2011 12:16:37 AM

looks like its not a true 400w psu, they are very low amperages on the 12v rails. here is a 380w unit from antec who's specs far exceed yours http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NjM= you should get one to replace your current power supply. it will run a 5770 with ease and you could probably even squeeze in a 6850, so long as the rest of your system is fairly low power (mid range cpu/single hard drive setup.)
February 15, 2011 4:43:54 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
looks like its not a true 400w psu, they are very low amperages on the 12v rails. here is a 380w unit from antec who's specs far exceed yours http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NjM= you should get one to replace your current power supply. it will run a 5770 with ease and you could probably even squeeze in a 6850, so long as the rest of your system is fairly low power (mid range cpu/single hard drive setup.)


So i can try to buy HD5770 and run it with no problems?
February 15, 2011 1:58:04 PM

Ok, i think im going to buy GPU in the next month.
Any suggestions?
February 15, 2011 7:25:36 PM

Why isn't anyone answering?
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 15, 2011 7:39:19 PM

i would suggest buy new powersupply first, whats ur budget for a ps? cuz that ps isnt even worth 10$
February 15, 2011 7:52:02 PM

iceclock said:
i would suggest buy new powersupply first, whats ur budget for a ps? cuz that ps isnt even worth 10$


Right now i have 160$, and in my country a HD5770 Vapor-X costs about 160$.
February 15, 2011 8:02:12 PM

iceclock said:
i would suggest buy new powersupply first, whats ur budget for a ps? cuz that ps isnt even worth 10$


And i really wanna get the Vapor-X.

My uncle(hes a PC spec) said that my current rig with the HD5770 will need 390W, but i have 400W
February 15, 2011 8:16:38 PM

Post up the specs for your current rig, dude.

I've got an i5 750 @ 3.5GHZ and two 5770s in crossfire and I'm only using ~330 watts, so 390 watts for one card sounds a bit strange.
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 15, 2011 8:23:40 PM

id still suggest getting a good 500 watt ps, as i suggested, maybe wait until u can afford both, i wouldnt skimp on a decent ps, but the choice is up to u,
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 15, 2011 8:24:29 PM

its up to u, but i still recommand to wait until u have money for both a good powersupply and videocard,
February 15, 2011 9:02:25 PM

A nice 80+ 400W PSU and a 5770 would be all he really needs. To be honest a 400W would be good up to a GTX 560/ HD 6950, actually, depending on the PSU brand.
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 15, 2011 9:06:12 PM

those cards require more than 400 watts to run properly, the recommand powersupply is over 500watts minimum i beleive, its better to be over than under the recommanded specs :) 
February 15, 2011 10:05:29 PM

Manufacturers also recommend 650 watts for a 5770 crossfire setup, and as I've said before mine run just fine on my Xigmatek 400W.

Being under the minimum manufacturer's requirements doesn't magically mean your system won't work.
February 15, 2011 10:35:39 PM

I have the MSI R5770 Hawk and it is a GREAT card!
February 16, 2011 5:32:00 AM

sartorius said:
Post up the specs for your current rig, dude.

I've got an i5 750 @ 3.5GHZ and two 5770s in crossfire and I'm only using ~330 watts, so 390 watts for one card sounds a bit strange.


Right now i have:
Intel i5 760 2.8Ghz@2.8.Ghz
4Gb DDR3 RAM
250Gb SATA3 HDD
Codegen ATX 400W PSU

need more?
a c 172 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 8:50:35 AM

buy the cheapest 5770 you can, there is not enough performance difference to justify the extra price of the non-reference design cards. you may gain 1/2 a frame per second.
a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 9:42:28 AM

As everyone has said, your PSU will most likely not be able to handle the load of the CPU and GPU at once. You may have to compromise, as much as I know that probably sucks. 390W is about right as a guess, but that PSU isn't really going to give you that under most conditions.

Wattage is a very basic measurement and a general way to gauge PSU's, but it can be misleading, as sometimes these no-name PSU's can only produce that kind of wattage under specific conditions as a maximum output.

The additional information you provided with the picture tells us that your amps are low. For instance, on your 12v rail, you want no less than 25 Amps, for steady, stong power. You have what looks to be 10. Pretty low there. Less than a good 300W should have, in fact.
February 16, 2011 10:19:04 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
buy the cheapest 5770 you can, there is not enough performance difference to justify the extra price of the non-reference design cards. you may gain 1/2 a frame per second.


The cheapest what i can buy in my country is Sapphire Radeon HD5770, 1GB, GDDR5
a c 235 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 2:55:24 PM

crowe is correct, you will not see any difference between the two ATI 5770 you listed. get the cheaper one. you can Over Clock the ATI 5770 anyways, it runs very cool.

as for your PSU, its not great. I know the better brand names are very expensive in your market (more so then in north america). your PSU will be OK as a stop gap but look for an OCZ, xigmatek, CWT, etc.,. brands that are not as well know but have decent quality.
February 16, 2011 3:04:31 PM

ct1615 said:
crowe is correct, you will not see any difference between the two ATI 5770 you listed. get the cheaper one. you can Over Clock the ATI 5770 anyways, it runs very cool.

as for your PSU, its not great. I know the better brand names are very expensive in your market (more so then in north america). your PSU will be OK as a stop gap but look for an OCZ, xigmatek, CWT, etc.,. brands that are not as well know but have decent quality.

this will sound funny, but can u recommend me a good PSU under 50$
February 16, 2011 4:05:22 PM

ct1615 said:
i don't know what the currency exchange would be on your site

http://www.dateks.lv/cenas/73/47476_ocz_stealthxstream_...

http://www.dateks.lv/cenas/73/49855_corsair_500w_cx500_...

if the two above are too much, grab one of the 450w or 500w chieftechs. I would avoid those codegens, inter-techs, and technowares.


And i think im going to buy the HD5770 next month, but the PSU-later.

Anyway, i like this one http://www.dateks.lv/cenas/73/52015_tecnoware_550w_14cm...
February 16, 2011 4:27:15 PM

ct1615 said:
that unit makes a better door stop then PSU

you should get a decent PSU then get your video card. at least get one of the chieftecs

http://www.dateks.lv/cenas/73/41911_chieftec_450w_80_ap...


Maybe for now i will buy a HD5770, and later a 750W PSU and another HD5770

What do u think?
a c 235 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 4:28:55 PM

RobisssLV said:
Maybe for now i will buy a HD5770, and later a 750W PSU and another HD5770

What do u think?



I think you should buy the PSU first and don't get the cheapest one you see otherwise there will be no point in purchasing one or two 5770.
February 16, 2011 4:43:20 PM

ct1615 said:
I think you should buy the PSU first and don't get the cheapest one you see otherwise there will be no point in purchasing one or two 5770.


But i wanna play newest games. I cant do that on my 8400GS.
February 16, 2011 4:45:34 PM

And if i wanna buy both right now im gonna need about 240$, but i have 160$
February 16, 2011 5:54:29 PM

RobisssLV, don't give in to temptation. Once I was as desperate as you to play the newest games. I know how it feels, you just have to be patient and not rush into this. When I finally got my new parts after waiting for a while, I was damn happy and it was worth the wait.

So if I were you, get a better power supply first, then the video card. If you try a 5770 on your current PSU, you might regret it. It's better to be safe than sorry.
February 16, 2011 6:02:37 PM

Dude420 said:
RobisssLV, don't give in to temptation. Once I was as desperate as you to play the newest games. I know how it feels, you just have to be patient and not rush into this. When I finally got my new parts after waiting for a while, I was damn happy and it was worth the wait.

So if I were you, get a better power supply first, then the video card. If you try a 5770 on your current PSU, you might regret it. It's better to be safe than sorry.


Good news. Now i have 200$ not 160$ :bounce: 
!