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XFX HD 6870 for $92?

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May 2, 2012 7:01:59 PM

I'm looking to get an XFX 6870 as an upgrade for my GPU and I'm not sure if

1. My PSU will handle it,
2. If I will need additional fans,
3. If any of my parts will bottleneck it,
and last but most importantly 4. getting it at this site is a good idea...


My build & PSU:
CPU: i3 2100
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2h
Ram: 2x2g Microcenter Brand
PSU: Antec 450W
HD: 500GB 3.5

More about : xfx 6870

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May 2, 2012 7:25:45 PM

AMD recommends 500w minumum PSU for the HD6870. There was a guy in the forums yesterday talking about his 500w Corsair PSU not being enough to handle the card so he bought a 550w OCZ. He had the same random shutdowns under load. He tried his friends 850w PSU and eveything was fine. It could of just been crappy PSUs that he had, but I would pick up a 600/650w just to be safe, and to allow overclocking/upgrade headroom in the future. Corsair/Antec/Seasonic/Thermaltake (Toughpower series) are the PSU companies that I recommend to people most of the time. Most go with Corsair.

PS: Never heard of that site myself. I'd be carefull....
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May 2, 2012 7:27:42 PM

You know what they say: If it's too good to be true, it is.

That is a good card, the Dual fan XFX are great. I have a 6850, so I hope I don't grab this from under you. :lol: 
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May 2, 2012 7:36:42 PM

Best answer selected by Suprax.
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May 2, 2012 7:49:39 PM

looks like a totally fake site dude
like the verisign links dont work and stuff
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a b U Graphics card
May 2, 2012 7:55:39 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

Here is the thread from yesterday. This guy only had a HD6850 and the 500w Corsair and 550w OCZ seemed to not be enough. He tried the GPU in his friends comp that had a 850w and they had no issues. Bigmack may be right about a good quality 450w being able to handle the 6870, but he should of atleast made a few sugestions on what you should look at buying. Sorry Bigmack I'm not tring to troll you, it just seems your more interested in proving me wrong then helping this guy out with solid recommendations.

PS: If you are planning to go with a 450w then expect to have to buy another unit at some point if you decide to overclock or upgrade. I usually always recommend going atleast 100w over the recommended PSU just to leave some breathing room. This is the PSU I would recommend for upgrade/overclocking headroom for the future: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 2, 2012 10:43:54 PM

sincreator said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

Here is the thread from yesterday. This guy only had a HD6850 and the 500w Corsair and 550w OCZ seemed to not be enough. He tried the GPU in his friends comp that had a 850w and they had no issues. Bigmack may be right about a good quality 450w being able to handle the 6870, but he should of atleast made a few sugestions on what you should look at buying. Sorry Bigmack I'm not tring to troll you, it just seems your more interested in proving me wrong then helping this guy out with solid recommendations.

PS: If you are planning to go with a 450w then expect to have to buy another unit at some point if you decide to overclock or upgrade. I usually always recommend going atleast 100w over the recommended PSU just to leave some breathing room. This is the PSU I would recommend for upgrade/overclocking headroom for the future: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I wonder how many watts it took toms took to power a 6870 and an i5-2400
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