Best Gpu 8.27"- for 250$-

I have been searching for a new gpu to put in my stock pc it must 8.27" or less in length and around 250$, and dont worry about psu i plan to buy one to power the card.
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  1. ye ive had this one on the top of my list ill be buying the gpu in months i just wanna see if there any better. The 7850 says minimum of 500w psu, would a 500 watt do or would it had trouble running it since its the bare minimum, or should i get a 600w.
  2. mrwil said:


    cards to long i had mobo limitations cuz of plugs needs to be 8.27 or shorter
  3. Jynxin said:
    ye ive had this one on the top of my list ill be buying the gpu in months i just wanna see if there any better. The 7850 says minimum of 500w psu, would a 500 watt do or would it had trouble running it since its the bare minimum, or should i get a 600w.


    How many amps are on the 12v Rail of the 500w psu? There should be a little chart on the sticker on the psu that tells this. It's really not about the total wattage of the psu, but how much is available on the 12v rail that matters for a GPU. Note that this is a very power-efficient card, so it's quite possibel the 500w will be enough.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017 this is the psu i was going to get for the gpu its only 65$ on amazon which is where i buy all my items
  5. personally i don't use OCZ psu's. I use Corsair or Seasonic. a lot of people here recommend Antec as well as quality PSUs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 has mroe than enough power. your psu may also.
  6. 500W is fine if it's quality. What PSU?

    A quality 400W would run it actually.

    and Corsair's CX line is their only bad one. Everything else corsair is fine, but their cx are low quality.
  7. ^stop recommending that psu.
  8. slicedtoad said:
    ^stop recommending that psu.

    Links pls.
  9. im open to use any psu that have good reputations but with he 250$ gpu i only have 50-75$ to buy a psu so please keep that in mind also im looking for Modular if possible cuz my case has no cable management cutouts, and until i can buy a new case im going to buy the nzxt switch 810 in a few months so cables wont be a problem but Modular would be nice.
  10. kelthic said:
    Links pls.


    The old CX's were good (Seasonic) the newer ones are made by CWT, still okay, but not as good anymore.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page17755.htm
  11. kelthic said:
    Links pls.


    this

    Quote:

    500 Watts @ 30°C ambient temperature


    also that PSU is NOT meant for gaming, hence the builder series. I'm pretty jonnyguru gave it ok marks (he did the CX430) but it really isn't for a gaming build

    The only good thing is that you linked to the V2 version as the original versions of the CX line was pretty bad
  12. Quote:
    The only good thing is that you linked to the V2 version as the original versions of the CX line was pretty bad


    Right. Was under the impression this was a decent entry level psu for the average joe. 30c is quite warm for an ambient temp, but i can see without air conditioning where that might be a problem.

    Quote:
    I'm pretty jonnyguru gave it ok marks (he did the CX430) but it really isn't for a gaming build

    Gave it a 9 and a recommend. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=214
    Hardware secrets gave it silver award due to its lower efficiency http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-Power-Supply-Review/1200/10
    Tech powerup gave it 8.8 and a highly recommend. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX430_V2/8.html

    Again this is the CX430 V2
  13. this is the psu i use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    good so far about 4month running.
  14. ^that one is quite good.

    give me a second to confirm it but i'm pretty sure the cx430 != cx500 in terms of quality. I believe the 430 is better.

    edit:
    hmm, can't find any backup for that so i could just be remembering wrong (about the 430/500 thing).

    However here's some info:

    The 12v line on that PSU (cx500) only has 34 amps (408W). While this would run a 7850 and say an i5-2xxx (120W + 95W) perfectly fine there are better PSUs for gaming (more amps on the 12v rail) at the same price. Also it's not a seasonic PSU (most corsair's are which is the only reason we like corsair's PSUs).

    Here's a pretty sweet deal:
    Seasonic M12II 520W - 59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    this is also fine:
    Rosewill HIVE-550 550W - 59.49 (coupon code RWPSU15)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131

    The seasonic is better but both are good. Actually, unless you have a really good reason, the seasonic is far better.

    edit again:
    And because options are nice:
    if you like fugly designs (also fully modular, not great 12v amps per dollar though):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256065
    if you want a white one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703035

    Both of those are good PSUs but the Seasonic is still better. If you drop the modular requirement you can go much cheaper.
  15. And as a side note (one pertaining to the op's actual question), that gpu has the power connector on the end. Not sure what the reason for your 8.27" requirement is but this might interfere.
  16. the 8.27" requirement is cuz i have my hdd and disk drive cables plugged in there, that model gpu 6 pin connector is on the far side from the mobo so that will be fine thx for your concern tho, i think im going to go with the white psu since the case i plan to buy is white with black trim.
  17. ok, it's quite a good psu. Not the quietest, but not too loud either.
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