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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 11:44:15 PM

Well the XFX version has 1G but only DDR3 memory.The Saphire has 512mb but DDR5 making it faster.

What resultion is your monitor?
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July 27, 2011 11:45:50 PM

1920 x 1080. You're the same guy who answered my question last week too. lol.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 1:07:08 AM

What did you ask last time? Were you trying to get more opinoins?

The 5670 is faster than the GT440.

If your gaming at 1080p then I suggest going with the 1G versoin.And DDR5 if you can find it.
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July 28, 2011 1:28:30 AM

Really, really leaning toward the XFX Hd 5670 with 1gb, but my final question is, will it run on a 300W PSU? I don't want to choke the card or place too much demand on my PSU and risk ruining all my hardware. I plan on this card and computer lasting me at least 2-3 more years, so if I need to play it safe and just get a 5570 of some sort, I will. But if the 300W PSU will have no trouble powering a 5670 then I'd like the increased performance. What do you think?
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July 28, 2011 2:09:15 AM

Ok, so I have a 300W PSU with a +12V at 18A, a +5v at 22a, and a 3,3v at 17a. Do I havethe power required to run a 5670? The card will probably never be pushed to the limit. I need it to stream HD video and play games like WoW and League of Legends. Will I be safe, or not? Really just need a definitive answer. :p 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:11:38 AM

The 5670 should run on your PSU.

The total system power draw with a 5670 is around 260watts.But the 260watts is on a super sized test system.Normal power draw with a system like yours should be around 220watts or less.

What did you ask last time?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:45:29 AM

That card will be fine on your PSU.Although it is wise to get a new PSU.

Was their any specific reason your choose that PSU? That PSU isn't very good.And it doesn't even have PCI-Express connectors.

This PSU is much better for the money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:45:33 AM

I wouldnt trust that PSU, just get an Antec Earthwats 380w PSU, that is one powerful little beast.
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July 28, 2011 2:57:52 AM

I picked that PSU because it had the 12v rail @ >22a which I've read is what is recommended for the 5670. Halo Don, that PSU only has a 12v @ 17a and a 12v @ 15a, which as far as I know is not adequate, right? But Purple, that one is much better, thanks for the link. :p  I'll definitely get that one when I get the money. Would this card be ok for probably around 2-3 months on my current PSU?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 3:00:49 AM

It would be fine for more than a year.With the 5670 your still not maxing out the PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 3:01:30 AM

You do realize the Antec 380 Earthwats could handle a 6850 right?
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July 28, 2011 3:14:05 AM

The Halo Don said:
You do realize the Antec 380 Earthwats could handle a 6850 right?

I don't know much about PSUs and what not. haha. Forgive my ignorance, but I was told that the 5670 needs a 22a rail. And thanks Purple Stank, I'll definitely be picking up the 5670. :D 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 3:15:21 AM

The Antec 520watt I linked is much better and for the same price.
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July 28, 2011 3:22:20 AM

purple stank said:
The Antec 520watt I linked is much better and for the same price.

That will be the one I pick up in the future, already bookmarked it. :p  Thanks for the help, really appreciate your patience. Going to select the best answer.
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July 28, 2011 3:22:34 AM

Best answer selected by udash.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 3:46:00 AM

Your Welcome.

Goodluck
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a c 273 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:36:21 PM

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