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7850 vs GTX 460

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July 3, 2012 11:11:12 PM

I want upgrade my videocard and at first I had my heart set on a AMD 7850 which are around €225. However I can also get a pair of GTX 460's for €150, but I think I have to get a new PSU to power those two. I have a 600 watt PSU (OCZ modXstream pro 600 W.) but I only have one set of 6 pin connectors and no molex-connectors. It is a modular PSU but it was incomplete when I bought it (it was very cheap, though). I did not get all the connector cables when I bought it, so all I have is only 1 6pin connector for my videocard.
Anyway, what I'd like to know is if I should get the 7850 or should I go for the pair of GTX 460 and a new PSU, which will also set me back for around the same price a 7850 would cost.
Does anyone know if OCZ also sells replacement connector cables? (It saves me the hassle of getting a new PSU)

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a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 12:01:39 AM

I agree the 7850 will do nicely and there will not be a large performance difference but it is more efficient and reliable +1 to the 7850.
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 12:22:35 AM

7850 without a doubt right away...
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a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 6:02:36 AM

Any thoughts on a 7850 on a cx 420 with 2130 I3 ?
a c 186 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 6:15:12 AM

7850 gets my vote
July 4, 2012 6:27:34 AM

Thanks everyone. Having thought it over and with consideration of these replies, I'll go for the 7850. Saves me also the hassle of replacing my PSU.
a c 186 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 7:12:46 AM

Super_Nova said:
Thanks everyone. Having thought it over and with consideration of these replies, I'll go for the 7850. Saves me also the hassle of replacing my PSU.
Your very welcome anytime bud. :) 
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:31:29 PM

Yeah that was it exactly, I really love my cx 600 and I am interested in making another build similar to what I posted above.
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:47:35 PM

spentshells said:
Any thoughts on a 7850 on a cx 420 with 2130 I3 ?

7850, basically the same power consumption as a 6850
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/...

I3-2130, same 65w TDP as an I3-2100

Toms June 2011 $500 build
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diy-gaming-pc,2970....



168 watt AC load running Prime and 3dMark
~85% efficiency http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/p [...] Report.pdf
143 watt DC load on a 380 watt psu


The CX 430 is more than sufficient
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