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I need help deciding on which PSU to get with a graphics card

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November 27, 2012 1:14:02 AM

I am getting a Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2048MB PCIe x16 Gen 3.0 and need to know what PSU will run the graphics card the best. The card link is:
http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/GraphicCard/GV-R785OC...

If you can suggest any other cards that would be better than this for a price around it, I would enjoy your feedback.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 11:11:09 AM

Well what is your PSU budget ?

Also you could consider Asus over gigabyte.

7850 Need 130W so a good 550 W will do good.

Lets say XFX Pro Core 550W or Corsair Tx 650 V2 being on rebate on newegg.

Both are great and by seasonic.

Good luck !
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November 28, 2012 12:18:01 AM

prototype18 said:
Well what is your PSU budget ?

Also you could consider Asus over gigabyte.

7850 Need 130W so a good 550 W will do good.

Lets say XFX Pro Core 550W or Corsair Tx 650 V2 being on rebate on newegg.

Both are great and by seasonic.

Good luck !


I forgot to tell you my computer's model info. It is a HP Pavilion p7-1054 and I am trying to get it to run skyrim very well. Should I just buy a whole new gaming computer or just buy upgrades?
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November 28, 2012 12:28:07 AM

Well that procesor will hold you back somehow. So i suggest getting a new rig.

If u can tell me budget i can make you one :) 
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November 29, 2012 12:26:22 AM

How will the processer hold me back?
I guess in the 700's but i would want to know what all you would put in it and could build it in my area.
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November 29, 2012 12:32:42 AM

Well that GPU is powerful and to see its 100% u need a decent CPU.And that CPU that you have its not good.

I suggest a I3 3220 + B75/Z77 mobo (Z77 if u decide to get I5 K series )

8Gb Ram 1600Mhz.And a PSU Xfx 550W /650W
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November 29, 2012 12:56:19 AM

I will look at all this stuff. Could you post the links of these?
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November 29, 2012 9:56:10 AM

Well where are you from ? Any prefered site ?
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November 29, 2012 2:11:11 PM

No preffered sight, SC
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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 2:23:20 PM

Well here it is


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7xc

You can remove anything you want .Just tell me if u need anything else. I left Case empty cuz its ur personal preference.

If you already have a Hdd you can get a 7870.

Respond to this : Do you intend to use I5 ? now or later ?

If NO i can choose a cheaper mobo.
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November 30, 2012 12:44:44 AM

well I am not sure what is the difference between i3, i5, and i7. I would probably want a cheaper power supply
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November 30, 2012 12:59:05 AM

Well on gaming I3 will do great. I was asking about I5 o I7 k series cuz the can oc and in order to oc u need Z77/p67/Z 68 mobo
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November 30, 2012 1:00:52 PM

oc?
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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2012 1:11:19 PM

OverClock ! The k series can increase multiplier and so increase the clock. This means better performance and future proof
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November 30, 2012 10:17:34 PM

wait so what is the difference between i3, i5, and i7. Also can I just use my current computer and change out the Processor and the power supply and add graphics card?
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November 30, 2012 10:27:14 PM

Well I3 has a locked multiplier so no OC. I5 and I7 K series can OC.

The PSU its HP one so you dont need a bad PSU.

I suggest to get I3 now and later in future get I5 . Or get I5 now if u have the money.

And never go cheap on PSU. Its the most important part of it.

So recheck the build i posted that is great.

Also you can use the HDD from your current pc and save money.

Choose a case and buy what i linked.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q7xc
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November 30, 2012 10:36:38 PM

no I mean get the processor (i3) then graphics card and power supply, and then stick it in my current PC
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December 1, 2012 8:10:54 AM

Well yes it will. But add a bit more $ and get the 3570K.

You have AMD mobo you cant install intel on it.

So you can just use the HDD 1Tb that you have in you HP.
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December 1, 2012 12:10:53 PM

Wait you cant use intel on amd mobo?
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December 1, 2012 12:16:07 PM

and what else can i scavenge from my current pc.

do i have to install windows 7 to the new build though?
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:30:28 PM

Yes you need to install it !

And NO you cant use intel on amd mobos.

So Win 7 64Bit is 100 $ i think . And

You can get the HDD and 6GB ram. Buy 2 more and make it 8 gb :) 

Thats all
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December 1, 2012 3:28:33 PM

I am probably gonna end up with 14gbs and can i use my cd drive
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December 1, 2012 3:51:24 PM

Also could I put a AMD FX in my computer instead?
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December 1, 2012 5:10:16 PM

No .14gb no.

8Gb or 16Gb dual channel. FX are crap compared to Intel on gaming.

Take the one i linked to you. Build it somewhere or by yourself. Its not hard
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December 1, 2012 9:37:10 PM

okay i will try...
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December 2, 2012 3:31:06 AM

So intel are best gaming computers?
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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2012 10:22:29 AM

Yes they are :)  Even intel low end can compete with AMD.

And with I5 non of AMD cpu can match it :) 

If you get i5 you wont be dissapointed !
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December 2, 2012 2:28:08 PM

I just purchased the EVGA NEX750 and its a sexy little psu. love the powder coat finish, fully modular, 80 plus gold and a sweet 5 year warranty. Plus it SLI/Crossfire Ready and has a ton of nicely threaded cables that come with it.
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December 11, 2012 9:47:08 PM

How is the alienware X51?
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