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June 29, 2012 2:53:35 PM

I am getting the 4 upgrades in my signature and need to find the cheapest GTX 480,600 watt 80 plus certified psu,and corsair h60...i need to get it from amazon unless there is a really good deal somewhere else because I get free 2 day shipping.

Thanks for the help.

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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
June 29, 2012 5:57:49 PM

Why would you get an H60 and a GTX 480 when a Radeon 7850 and a Hyper 212 Evo would be far safer investments?
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June 29, 2012 6:10:44 PM

I am getting the 480 but I might get the 212 evo
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
June 29, 2012 6:14:34 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
I am getting the 480 but I might get the 212 evo


The 480 is like four generations old now and a massive power hog compared to the current crop of GPUs. The 7850 is far more energy efficient and in some tests even beats a GTX 580: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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June 29, 2012 6:16:46 PM

I have a budget of 200 what is your advice on that budgetI could go to 250
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June 29, 2012 6:19:44 PM

I'd say save up enough money to get a 560 at the LEAST. Don't put old hardware into your build save up and get something worth it.
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June 29, 2012 6:21:24 PM

The 480 is a good card for the money right?? i do want the latest and greatest stuff but I am 14 and don't have a really high budget.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 29, 2012 6:22:44 PM

On a $200 budget, first replace the Crappermaster PSU. That should cost about $60. With your remaining $140 (plus wiggle) you should be able to get a HD6850, HD7770, or if you use most of the wiggle, a GTX560.

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$60 and there's a $10 off promo code and a rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair CX500 V2 500W PSU
$134 and there's a $15 rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Sapphire HD6850

I selected items with free shipping. You can get a HD6870 or GTX560 if you stretch that into your wiggle room.
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June 29, 2012 6:24:22 PM

I have the psu taken care of I have a budget of 200-250 for the graphics card.
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June 29, 2012 6:28:11 PM

Hyper 212 Evo - $30, $5 shipping
PC Power & Cooling 600W - $90, free shipping, $20 rebate
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB - $240, free shipping
HIS Radeon 7850 - $250, free shipping, $10 rebate

The Corsair CX600-V2 is not a 600W PSU, it's a 500W power supply; I'd advise against it. Alternatively, the Corsair TX650 costs the same as the PCP&C, but with no rebate.
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June 29, 2012 6:31:37 PM

I dont need a cooling psu, I am getting the tx650

I dont want the 7850 it is equal to the gtx 480 in performance...and 50 dollars more.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
June 29, 2012 7:32:08 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
The 480 is a good card for the money right?? i do want the latest and greatest stuff but I am 14 and don't have a really high budget.


It was good for the money like 3 or 4 years ago - compared to the GPUs that are out now - what's out now is far superior and more energy efficient than ever. You should try to save a bit more to get a better GPU - don't settle for out of date hardware.
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June 29, 2012 7:58:35 PM

2 550tis????In sli will that perform well for 3-4 years??
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
June 29, 2012 8:44:57 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
2 550tis????In sli will that perform well for 3-4 years??


That setup doesn't even perform well now. I switched from dual 550TIs to a single 7870 and the difference is like night and day - you want the best single GPU you can get for the money,
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