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Replacement for dead 5870

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 16, 2011 1:07:48 AM

So my 5870 died several hours ago, seeking a replacement.

I will be also replacing my case and PSU.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next week, preferably this weekend BUDGET RANGE: $500 (GPU), $200 (PSU), $200 (Case) rebates are appreciated

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, productivity, Folding

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X 2GB (dead), XION 700W (43A on 12V), will upgrade PSU to a 1000W Rosewill or Cooler Master

i7-860 OC to 3.8
8GB 1333
one x16 slot
-Scythe Slipstreams on front intake and rear exhaust
-2x140mm 60CFM fans on top exhaust
-Lost side panel

Hyper 212+ with two slipstreams on push/pull

Possible upgrading my case to a HAF 932 Advanced or HAF X





SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Can't, unless x16/x4 is doable



Better than stock cooling
Warranty will be voided anyways, so I don't give a damn


ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PNY XLR8 VCGGTX580XPB-LC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED color switch Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 200mm top fan, 1x 200mm side fan, and 1x 230mm front fan

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a c 214 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 1:32:08 AM

I have the HAF 932 so I can say from experience that they are really great case's.Great airflow.You will be please with a case from the HAF series.

Everything else looks good but I would suggest going with a MSI Lightning GTX580.It has just as good,if not better,cooling as the DirectCU from Asus but it doesn't take up 3 slots.Which can sometimes be problematic if you want to run SLI.Even tho your mobo doesn't support it who knows you might in the future.
a c 1309 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 1:53:27 AM

Go from a mediocre PSU to a bigger mediocre PSU is not a good step! With all that investment get a Corsair , Seasonic or Antec to name few quality brands!
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October 16, 2011 1:56:55 AM

I wouldn't call CM nor Rosewill mediocre, adding on, Corsair and Antec does not have suitable products in the 1000W range.
a c 214 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 2:27:08 AM

That Rosewill PSU is actually one of the quality units they made.It hold's up under 100% power draw and Tom's gave it a good review.
a c 214 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 8:01:48 PM

That corsair PSU is of really high quality.
October 16, 2011 11:06:14 PM
a c 214 U Graphics card
October 16, 2011 11:15:58 PM

Only if your planning on using a multiple monitor setup such as Eyefinity or Nvidia 3D surround.
October 23, 2011 3:33:31 PM

Best answer selected by zopper9000.
October 23, 2011 3:34:25 PM

Thanks a lot, I will be ordering all of this very shortly.

3GB 580
HAF X BE (hoping it comes back in stock on
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 6:25:38 PM

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