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March 9, 2012 8:38:29 AM

I am planning to buy a HD 6950 or similar GPU for my Q6600@2.4Ghz & 2 Gb Ram. please suggest a PSU.

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March 9, 2012 8:44:46 AM

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-xfx-pro-series-... - XFX 650W Core Pro Ed

This will be enough for 2 6950s in case you want to Xfire.

May I suggest, purchase more Memory and an aftermarket CPU cooler (Hyper 212 Evo) and OC your CPU, otherwise you will bottleneck the heck out of the 6950 and be disappointed with the performance.
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March 9, 2012 10:13:23 AM

I run on a Thermaltake TR2 500W with the same setup with no problems but in retrospect would have bought a better PSU as I believe it hasn't had the best reviews.
Overclocking to 3Ghz has made a significant difference in performance with the 6950 so +1 to deadjon.
I'm lucky and my stock cooler has done the job of keeping temps low enough to hit the 3Ghz without an aftermarket cooler
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March 9, 2012 10:23:43 AM

OllieUK said:
I run on a Thermaltake TR2 500W with the same setup with no problems but in retrospect would have bought a better PSU as I believe it hasn't had the best reviews.
Overclocking to 3Ghz has made a significant difference in performance with the 6950 so +1 to deadjon.
I'm lucky and my stock cooler has done the job of keeping temps low enough to hit the 3Ghz without an aftermarket cooler


How did you manage to OC with a stock cooler my current cpu temps are 60~62 @2.4ghz
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March 9, 2012 10:29:54 AM

deadjon said:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-xfx-pro-series-... - XFX 650W Core Pro Ed

This will be enough for 2 6950s in case you want to Xfire.

May I suggest, purchase more Memory and an aftermarket CPU cooler (Hyper 212 Evo) and OC your CPU, otherwise you will bottleneck the heck out of the 6950 and be disappointed with the performance.



I wont be doing Xfire for as far as i can see, I actually have one RAM of each kingston & transcend of 2Gb but one is at 400Mhz & the other is at 800Mhz is there a way to work things around.

I have an intel G41 m/b is it possible to OC with this board ?
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March 9, 2012 10:32:04 AM

bikerider said:
Do i really require 650W, wont 450W be sufficient ?

Find a 450W psu with 2 pci-e connects(you won't)and the 6950 requires them.
Seasonic 520W S12II-520 W/80+ Bronze
http://techshop.in/store/product_info.php?cPath=320_194...
Don't buy cheap crap!
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March 9, 2012 10:38:33 AM

I'm running a 6950 on the M12II-520; rock solid and quiet. 16GB Crucial, 1 SSD, 1 HDD, 1 ODD, and a Corsair H80. LOVE that Seasonic PSU!

Edit: Intel I3 2120
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March 9, 2012 10:40:23 AM

davcon said:
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Don't buy cheap crap!


Yes, please listen to this guy.

PSU is somewhat the most essential component on any build setups. And should be considered after you decided your build would be. And as for PSU, price does brings performance, it never lied.

Q6600 is a decent CPU, should cope with 6950 just fine. But I find your memory is lacking. You'd at least consider an upgrade on that part. Something like 2x2GB DDR3 should be enough.
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March 9, 2012 11:12:54 AM

davcon said:
Find a 450W psu with 2 pci-e connects(you won't)and the 6950 requires them.
Seasonic 520W S12II-520 W/80+ Bronze
http://techshop.in/store/product_info.php?cPath=320_194...
Don't buy cheap crap!



Thanks for the advise, I prob. will buy this one but just want to know that will this be sufficient if i OC Q6600 from stock to 3Ghz
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March 9, 2012 3:30:35 PM

rush21hit said:
Yes, please listen to this guy.

PSU is somewhat the most essential component on any build setups. And should be considered after you decided your build would be. And as for PSU, price does brings performance, it never lied.

Q6600 is a decent CPU, should cope with 6950 just fine. But I find your memory is lacking. You'd at least consider an upgrade on that part. Something like 2x2GB DDR3 should be enough.



I have an intel dg41rq m/b which I dont suppose supports DDR3 & more over i think that more that 2G of ram wont be of any use as i will use only single monitor
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March 9, 2012 4:15:05 PM

bikerider said:
I have an intel dg41rq m/b which I dont suppose supports DDR3 & more over i think that more that 2G of ram wont be of any use as i will use only single monitor

Give us a link to a potential site where you will buy the parts and we can help you find a good balance between the GPU/PSU.
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March 9, 2012 6:11:14 PM

Dude, if you got $300 to spent to get both PSU and GPU, I'd say get a capable PSU first and then the rest of the money go for any GPU it could spent.

And, I'd say a Seasonic 450watt is capable enough for any GPU you can think of as long as you don't double them in the future. I believe it should cost you at hovering somewhat lower than $100ish. You can spend the rest of the money to 6870 or any card on that price level and would still get a great performance card.

TBH, a $200+ cards are somewhat a degree your CPU could handle for its best performance. Since Q6600 is equivalent to a bit slower than a dual cores SB in terms of raw power. Any higher than that, you're kinda wasting your money. Sure, a $300ish GPU would still help to raise the performance bar to another degree, but not as it actually should. Plus, if you are still mortals like most of us, you won't really know the real difference of $200 cards and $300 cards unless you do a benchmark comparison, or using an uber large display settings.

And I won't suggest you to overclocking it either, the risk is too damn high. The only viable option to crank Q6600 is by overvolting, sounds like a dangerous thing to do for me if you consider the lifespan for your chip. I'd say just leave it be, it should deliver enough performance on stock speed for any -$300 cards anyway.

Oh, and I really can't emphasize enough the need for more memory. A decent gaming experience can only be attained at at least 4GB Dual Channel Memory regardless what kind it is, be it DDR3 or DDR2. Even a Dual Channel 2GB won't cope the burden. The OS and systems drivers and all the thing that makes your PC works alone should tax you something like 700Mb-1Gb RAM. You'll get the picture.
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March 9, 2012 6:32:49 PM

rush21hit said:
Dude, if you got $300 to spent to get both PSU and GPU, I'd say get a capable PSU first and then the rest of the money go for any GPU it could spent.

Good recommendation overall. OP's prices and availability in South Africa are going to be significantly different than in the US.
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March 10, 2012 12:11:26 AM

capt_taco said:
Corsair CX600 600W is on sale for $39.99 after rebate and promo code:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I do not think you will find any deal that beats that.


I am sure this is a very good deal but newegg does not ship to India, the same model is available for $74 :o 
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March 10, 2012 12:15:25 AM

Rugger said:
Give us a link to a potential site where you will buy the parts and we can help you find a good balance between the GPU/PSU.


I won't be purchasing from online shops as they are a bit expensive in India, I would hit the retail outlets today to get an idea of the prices but for refference purposes i look for prices at www.flipkart.com & ebay.in

If you guys know of any other site offering better deals than these that ship to India please do share :love: 
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March 10, 2012 12:22:14 AM

Rugger said:
Good recommendation overall. OP's prices and availability in South Africa are going to be significantly different than in the US.



South Africa ????
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March 10, 2012 12:58:31 AM

bikerider said:
I am sure this is a very good deal but newegg does not ship to India, the same model is available for $74 :o 


Yeah, sorry, didn't catch that. Corsair is great, but I would not pay $74 for that model.

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March 10, 2012 1:11:50 AM

bikerider said:
can you help me put with the GPU as well b/w 6870 & 6950 my budget is Rs15000 ~ $300 for both GPU & PSU.
I have a Q6600@2.4 ghz, 2GB@400Mhz & D41RQ. I won't be using a multi setup either for monitor or GPU

Might have to go cheaper then Seasonic if you want a 6870 on your budget.
Corsair Builder Series CX500 or 600 are decent units
Doubt you will find any psu and 6950 in your budget.
The 6950 is a $230- 275 card.
Otherwise you could stick with the Seasonic and use a 6850.
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March 10, 2012 2:19:04 PM

davcon said:
Might have to go cheaper then Seasonic if you want a 6870 on your budget.
Corsair Builder Series CX500 or 600 are decent units
Doubt you will find any psu and 6950 in your budget.
The 6950 is a $230- 275 card.
Otherwise you could stick with the Seasonic and use a 6850.


I went to the retail shop today the prices are mentioned below
6950 - Rs14000~$275
6870 - Rs10500~$210
6850 - Rs9300~$186
560ti -Rs13500~$270

PSU

Corsair 600 - Rs4000~$80
Coolermaster Exterme - Rs3700~$74
Coolermaster GX600 - Rs4500~$90

Please suggest best value for money setup (am planning to OC the CPU if its any how possible with G41)
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March 10, 2012 2:24:19 PM

Go with the Corsair CX600W/6870 = avoid CM = junk!
If you can find a Seasonic S12II 520W for under Rs 4000 it's a higher quality unit = 5yr warranty and Bronze efficiency.
It will power a 6870 no problem.
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March 10, 2012 4:01:41 PM

davcon said:
Go with the Corsair CX600W/6870 = avoid CM = junk!
If you can find a Seasonic S12II 520W for under Rs 4000 it's a higher quality unit = 5yr warranty and Bronze efficiency.
It will power a 6870 no problem.


Forgot to mention Sony PS3 is available fro RS 16000~$320
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March 10, 2012 10:27:37 PM

bikerider said:
South Africa ????

DOH! Was think Rand (which is the currency of South Africa) when I saw RS. It's only a couple thousand miles.... :whistle: 
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March 14, 2012 4:08:54 PM

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