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June 17, 2012 8:27:47 AM

so i think i want to put a better GPU in my build, but idk if it can handle the GPU i want to put in it.

this is what i currently have:

Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($83.99 @ eCost)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Typhoon ATX-312WS ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $201.96

this is what i originally planned on putting in it with my coming paycheck this week:

Benchmarks

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.05 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $180.02

my issue is instead of the 6670, i want to put this in it: Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)

can it handle that? if not whats the best card i could get? or would it be possible to upgrade the psu without paying too much more?

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June 17, 2012 8:33:58 AM

Tomshardware have built systems using a more power hungry phenom quad core and a 6870 using only an antec 380 green as a psu

Using the corsair cx 430 is possible but the amps on the 12 volt rail is a total of 28 . To run the card and cpu you will be running the psu quite hard .For comfort you should probably have 35 or 36 amps
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June 17, 2012 8:41:18 AM

Outlander_04 said:
For comfort you should probably have 35 or 36 amps


im not too sure what that means? can you explain please? do i need a better psu?
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June 17, 2012 9:42:49 AM

What you have planned is pretty good with a 6870. That Corsair will be more than fine with your system.
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June 17, 2012 9:47:59 AM

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June 17, 2012 9:55:06 AM

FinneousPJ said:
What you have planned is pretty good with a 6870. That Corsair will be more than fine with your system.


woo! thanks for all the help in my prior threads too.

how well do you think this setup will play games like diablo 3, skyrim, and the upcoming "The Elder Scrolls Online"?
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June 17, 2012 10:03:41 AM

screamzack said:
woo! thanks for all the help in my prior threads too.

how well do you think this setup will play games like diablo 3, skyrim, and the upcoming "The Elder Scrolls Online"?

D3 will probably be ultra, Skyrim medium-high. The upcoming game I have no idea.
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June 19, 2012 11:07:27 AM

i seen this on sale for quite a bit cheaper.

is this as good or better than the 6850? and can my rig handle this if so?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500217&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL061912&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL061912-_-EMC-061912-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14500217-L05D

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nvm, i seen the 6850 out-performs the 550.

but i seen a 6870 on sale for the same price as the 6850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL061912&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL061912-_-EMC-061912-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14150521-L05C

if the 480 psu wont work, i could do this instead.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.980317&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL061912&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL061912-_-EMC-061912-Index-_-Combo-_-Combo980317-LM1A

i know its a solved thread, but im interested in getting the most out of my budgeted machine. (:
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June 19, 2012 11:46:24 AM

The Corsair PSU is fine for whatever
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June 19, 2012 11:51:26 AM

sweetness. thanks again! (:
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June 23, 2012 1:26:02 AM

here is an update on my rig. i decided to sell my xbox and got an extra $280, so im waiting to receive payment on that and then im buying the 6870 (i am thinking of budgeting and cut it to a 6670... but idk the 6870 looks appeasing.)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($83.99 @ eCost)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax Typhoon ATX-312WS ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $386.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

everythings purchased but the gpu. >.<
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July 1, 2012 10:41:41 AM

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($83.99 @ eCost)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Typhoon ATX-312WS ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $511.91

this is the completed rig. (:
everything is put together except the gpu, which i just ordered.
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