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August 13, 2012 3:41:42 PM

I recently built a computer but i didn't have the money at the time for a graphics card and power supply,but now i want to upgrade. Looking to play borderlands 2 on max settting when it comes out and max payne max settings but looking to spend around $200 all together.
my specs

mobo:
ECS A890GXM-A2(2.0) AM3+ AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case:
Antec Gaming Series one illusion Black Steel ATX Mid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd:
OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and another seconday hard drive
i currently have a 400w dynex power supply that a friend gave me. im looking for a power supply that will last me a while as im looking to upgrade to a 8 core amd in the future.

i did see this power supply
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but i am confused and overwhelmed about the 12v rails, amps and all,plus i would like a modular design but dont wanna pay alot for it.

for the graphics card i was looking at
MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but im not sure if im getting the best bang for my buck with these parts as i already feel i should have gotten a better mobo
thanks in advance for the help

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August 13, 2012 4:45:26 PM

and i have a old sapphire hd 3850 from my old build can my psu handle it until i buy new equipment
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August 13, 2012 5:32:04 PM

i imagine your psu can handle that graphics card (3850) until you swap out. when you get a new graphics card, i would get a new psu as well. i would get one from corsair, antec, seasonic, ocz, or another reputable brand. i personally have owned psus from corsair and antec and have been happy with them. heres a few suggestions for you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

again those are just suggestions. its something to base your searches off of. Those two come out to $215 together with a $30 mail in rebate. Hope that helps out some

also max payne, max settings for 200 dollars is pretty tough, depending on resolution
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August 13, 2012 5:48:20 PM

carowden said:
i imagine your psu can handle that graphics card (3850) until you swap out. when you get a new graphics card, i would get a new psu as well. i would get one from corsair, antec, seasonic, ocz, or another reputable brand. i personally have owned psus from corsair and antec and have been happy with them. heres a few suggestions for you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

again those are just suggestions. its something to base your searches off of. Those two come out to $215 together with a $30 mail in rebate. Hope that helps out some

also max payne, max settings for 200 dollars is pretty tough, depending on resolution


is there a significant difference between 550 and a 560,or even a step up from 560 and why dosent newegg list the wattage rquirements


well i just tried to use the 3850 with my psu and the 4pin to my cpu isnt long enough to reach with the card in,will i have this problem if i upgrade to a new psu?
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August 13, 2012 5:51:19 PM

zero55 said:
is there a significant difference between 550 and a 560,or even a step up from 560 and why dosent newegg list the wattage rquirements


well i just tried to use the 3850 with my psu and the 4pin to my cpu isnt long enough to reach with the card in,will i have this problem if i upgrade to a new psu?


1)I havent ever used a 550 to tell you the truth, but i believe there is a pretty big difference between them. it honestly might just be perception. as far as a step up from the 560, there are the 560ti, 560ti 448(i own one, love it), and the 570. you'll be well out of your price range on those though. i did buy my 560ti 448 for $220, but it was refurbished. if that doesnt bother you, it was a great deal.

2)for the 550, a good 500w psu would be more than enough, for the 560ti, ti 448, and 570 i personally would get at least a 600w if not a 650 or so. i use the antec neo eco 620 with my 560ti 448 and have no problems
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August 13, 2012 5:53:50 PM

also please take into consideration that there are amd gpus that are in your price range that would be good as well, i just dont know them well enough to recommend them to someone and feel good about it
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August 13, 2012 6:07:32 PM

carowden said:
1)I havent ever used a 550 to tell you the truth, but i believe there is a pretty big difference between them. it honestly might just be perception. as far as a step up from the 560, there are the 560ti, 560ti 448(i own one, love it), and the 570. you'll be well out of your price range on those though. i did buy my 560ti 448 for $220, but it was refurbished. if that doesnt bother you, it was a great deal.

2)for the 550, a good 500w psu would be more than enough, for the 560ti, ti 448, and 570 i personally would get at least a 600w if not a 650 or so. i use the antec neo eco 620 with my 560ti 448 and have no problems


if i use a 600 will i be future proofing my self when i decide to upgrade again or is just a waste of money for now

i do like the prices of the ones you suggested but is this a good deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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August 13, 2012 6:09:54 PM

zero55 said:
I recently built a computer but i didn't have the money at the time for a graphics card and power supply,but now i want to upgrade. Looking to play borderlands 2 on max settting when it comes out and max payne max settings but looking to spend around $200 all together.
my specs

mobo:
ECS A890GXM-A2(2.0) AM3+ AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case:
Antec Gaming Series one illusion Black Steel ATX Mid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd:
OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and another seconday hard drive
i currently have a 400w dynex power supply that a friend gave me. im looking for a power supply that will last me a while as im looking to upgrade to a 8 core amd in the future.

i did see this power supply
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but i am confused and overwhelmed about the 12v rails, amps and all,plus i would like a modular design but dont wanna pay alot for it.

for the graphics card i was looking at
MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but im not sure if im getting the best bang for my buck with these parts as i already feel i should have gotten a better mobo
thanks in advance for the help



I'm running an AMD 955 BE @ 3.5ghz and a 5870 1GB card currently. I get good performance out of my system on Batman Arkham Asylum. I did a triple screen benchmark and I was in the 50fps range. If you want to upgrade to a video card that offers you better performance you're going to have to upgrade your powersupply.

If you're good at looking for deals you should be able to get a 550W-600W power supply and AMD video card in your price range.

Here's one for $145 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think that video card would match your CPU well in terms of performance. If you dump a 7970 in there you're going to be limited by your CPU. Right now you're limited by your GPU.

My only complaint is that by the time you put in a new power supply you've basically dis-assembled your current machine and assembled a new computer. If I have to get a new motherboard or power supply it is time for a new PC. Parts that I can swap out in 5 minutes no problem. In this case I don't see any way a newer GPU will run with that CPU on a 400W power supply.


Edited to add: I saw some benchmarks where the 7770 is under-performing the 5870 card. I would imagine the 7750 is below that. The 6870 should be at least as good as the 5870 series and it might push your budget a little, but it is definitely going to give you better performance.
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August 13, 2012 6:11:13 PM

that seems fair enough to me. the 6850 is a good midrange card in my understanding. thats the same series of corsair power supply that i owned too and it was great. and as far as future proofing, do you plan on using a second card or upgrading to a better single card in the future?
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August 13, 2012 6:11:58 PM

carowden said:
that seems fair enough to me. the 6850 is a good midrange card in my understanding. thats the same series of corsair power supply that i owned too and it was great. and as far as future proofing, do you plan on using a second card or upgrading to a better single card in the future?


upgrading to an 8 core 125w and a better single card
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August 13, 2012 6:17:00 PM

ncasolo said:
I'm running an AMD 955 BE @ 3.5ghz and a 5870 1GB card currently. I get good performance out of my system on Batman Arkham Asylum. I did a triple screen benchmark and I was in the 50fps range. If you want to upgrade to a video card that offers you better performance you're going to have to upgrade your powersupply.

If you're good at looking for deals you should be able to get a 550W-600W power supply and AMD video card in your price range.

Here's one for $145 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think that video card would match your CPU well in terms of performance. If you dump a 7970 in there you're going to be limited by your CPU. Right now you're limited by your GPU.

My only complaint is that by the time you put in a new power supply you've basically dis-assembled your current machine and assembled a new computer. If I have to get a new motherboard or power supply it is time for a new PC. Parts that I can swap out in 5 minutes no problem. In this case I don't see any way a newer GPU will run with that CPU on a 400W power supply.


Edited to add: I saw some benchmarks where the 7770 is under-performing the 5870 card. I would imagine the 7750 is below that. The 6870 should be at least as good as the 5870 series and it might push your budget a little, but it is definitely going to give you better performance.


there are graphics cards that will work with a 400w psu, but they wont get him the graphics performance he wanted. also the 965be is still one of the more recommended amd cpus out there for gaming. i would suggest overclocking the current cpu before dropping another 2-300 dollars on cpu and motherboard replacement he doesnt need. i feel like the psu and gpu replacement route would get him started, although my main suggestion would be to save up for a little while to get a better gpu than even what we have discussed prior.
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August 13, 2012 6:18:53 PM

zero55 said:
upgrading to an 8 core 125w and a better single card


to be honest, if thats the case, i wouldnt upgrade to one of the 8 cores of the current generation (bulldozer). and this is solely off of my reading, never from personal experience with the cpu. the bulldozers were apparently a disappointment. i would wait til piledriver is released to do all of these upgrades. mobo, psu, gpu, and cpu. save up til then and you can get a killer setup that is more current.

p.s. this might sound contradicting to the comment i just posted, but its because i didnt know a new cpu was in the future plans for this computer
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August 13, 2012 6:24:07 PM

ncasolo said:
I'm running an AMD 955 BE @ 3.5ghz and a 5870 1GB card currently. I get good performance out of my system on Batman Arkham Asylum. I did a triple screen benchmark and I was in the 50fps range. If you want to upgrade to a video card that offers you better performance you're going to have to upgrade your powersupply.

If you're good at looking for deals you should be able to get a 550W-600W power supply and AMD video card in your price range.

Here's one for $145 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think that video card would match your CPU well in terms of performance. If you dump a 7970 in there you're going to be limited by your CPU. Right now you're limited by your GPU.

My only complaint is that by the time you put in a new power supply you've basically dis-assembled your current machine and assembled a new computer. If I have to get a new motherboard or power supply it is time for a new PC. Parts that I can swap out in 5 minutes no problem. In this case I don't see any way a newer GPU will run with that CPU on a 400W power supply.


Edited to add: I saw some benchmarks where the 7770 is under-performing the 5870 card. I would imagine the 7750 is below that. The 6870 should be at least as good as the 5870 series and it might push your budget a little, but it is definitely going to give you better performance.


well the power supply was free and i hadnt had the money to put in a graphics card so its like im still building it i guess,which is better the 6870 or the 560 that had been mentioned earlier

makes it even more confusing for me that the 7770 isnt as good as the 5870
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August 13, 2012 6:27:40 PM

zero55 said:
well the power supply was free and i hadnt had the money to put in a graphics card so its like im still building it i guess,which is better the 6870 or the 560 that had been mentioned earlier

makes it even more confusing for me that the 7770 isnt as good as the 5870


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

that oughtta help you out a little. I wouldnt buy the 5870 solely because its 2 generations old now. if youre stuck between the 6870 and the 560(non ti), i would just choose personal preference. they are equal on the hierarchy chart, so i assume performance would be similar. if youre into overclocking, i have heard that amd graphics cards overclock better, while consuming less power, so maybe research that a little and that can help you choose.
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August 13, 2012 6:31:55 PM

carowden said:
to be honest, if thats the case, i wouldnt upgrade to one of the 8 cores of the current generation (bulldozer). and this is solely off of my reading, never from personal experience with the cpu. the bulldozers were apparently a disappointment. i would wait til piledriver is released to do all of these upgrades. mobo, psu, gpu, and cpu. save up til then and you can get a killer setup that is more current.

p.s. this might sound contradicting to the comment i just posted, but its because i didnt know a new cpu was in the future plans for this computer

i figured that would be the best way to do it but, money wise instead of buying a new mobo and a new cpu wouldnt it be cheaper to get the best cpu you can get
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August 13, 2012 6:32:27 PM

zero55 said:
well the power supply was free and i hadnt had the money to put in a graphics card so its like im still building it i guess,which is better the 6870 or the 560 that had been mentioned earlier

makes it even more confusing for me that the 7770 isnt as good as the 5870


Great question. I can clear up some of your confusion, but I don't know enough about the NVidia 560 card to suggest for or against it.

Ignoring the first number in the series (5000, 6000, 7000) my understanding is the 700 cards are budget cards. When the 6770 came out it was always cheaper than the 5870 and 5970 card. It replaced the 5770 which was the budget card at the time. I would assume the 7770 did the same.

I'm almost certain I'm over-simplifying this, but
700 = budget performance
800 = performance
900 = extreme performance


This is the article I'm referencing for the 7770 performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...

Though as I look at it the 5870 out performed the 6870 in most of those tests. Not all 5870s are created equal neither are all 6870s. I'm curious if the 5870 tested was a 1GB or 2GB card. Same question can be said of the 6870.

Take some of those results with a grain of salt, but the 800 series out performed the 700 series by a considerable amount. It appears the 570 did better than the 800s but the 560 did worse. They all appear to be relatively comparable cards.
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August 13, 2012 6:38:00 PM

zero55 said:
i figured that would be the best way to do it but, money wise instead of buying a new mobo and a new cpu wouldnt it be cheaper to get the best cpu you can get


well if we're just taking gaming into consideration, your cpu is on the higher end of amd's chart...in fact above the 8120 that you would get. im sure that cpu has its strong points but it wont give you an improvement in gaming, or at least not noticeable. i would consider getting an aftermarket cooler and overclocking the current one.

just so you see what im referring to:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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August 13, 2012 6:40:56 PM

ncasolo said:
Great question. I can clear up some of your confusion, but I don't know enough about the NVidia 560 card to suggest for or against it.

Ignoring the first number in the series (5000, 6000, 7000) my understanding is the 700 cards are budget cards. When the 6770 came out it was always cheaper than the 5870 and 5970 card. It replaced the 5770 which was the budget card at the time. I would assume the 7770 did the same.

I'm almost certain I'm over-simplifying this, but
700 = budget performance
800 = performance
900 = extreme performance


This is the article I'm referencing for the 7770 performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...

Though as I look at it the 5870 out performed the 6870 in most of those tests. Not all 5870s are created equal neither are all 6870s. I'm curious if the 5870 tested was a 1GB or 2GB card. Same question can be said of the 6870.

Take some of those results with a grain of salt, but the 800 series out performed the 700 series by a considerable amount. It appears the 570 did better than the 800s but the 560 did worse. They all appear to be relatively comparable cards.

well that does make a lot of sense, does the first number just refer to the generation,and is it ati and nvidia that do that
sorry for the stupid question
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August 13, 2012 6:42:42 PM

zero55 said:
well that does make a lot of sense, does the first number just refer to the generation,and is it ati and nvidia that do that
sorry for the stupid question


exactly, and its not stupid...we all gotta learn it sometime haha
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August 13, 2012 6:42:47 PM

zero55 said:
i figured that would be the best way to do it but, money wise instead of buying a new mobo and a new cpu wouldnt it be cheaper to get the best cpu you can get


Will the best CPU work with your current Mobo? Don't forget to consider that. Also I've had 5 straight AMD chips. I've just purchased my first Intel chip. The current Intel chips destroy the AMD chips in terms of performance and because of that the value is there for the first time as well. I was expecting the bulldozer chips to match the Intel chips. Sadly they barely matched the previous generation of AMD chips.

Like carowden said your current CPU is a solid performer for the price range it is in and for the video cards you're in the market for.

My comment was more along the lines of if I'm going to have to build a new PC why waste the time dismantling the one I have? Obviously if it isn't in the budget it isn't in the budget, but my point was more about the labor than a suggestion of necessity.
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August 13, 2012 6:45:02 PM

carowden said:
well if we're just taking gaming into consideration, your cpu is on the higher end of amd's chart...in fact above the 8120 that you would get. im sure that cpu has its strong points but it wont give you an improvement in gaming, or at least not noticeable. i would consider getting an aftermarket cooler and overclocking the current one.

just so you see what im referring to:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

ok well thats good to know before i wasted some money
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August 13, 2012 6:45:32 PM

zero55 said:
well that does make a lot of sense, does the first number just refer to the generation,and is it ati and nvidia that do that
sorry for the stupid question


Yes the first number refers to the generation of card. And no it isn't a stupid question. You could debate the numbering system and make a case for both numbering them larger number = better performance or the current system.
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August 13, 2012 6:47:12 PM

ncasolo said:
Will the best CPU work with your current Mobo? Don't forget to consider that. Also I've had 5 straight AMD chips. I've just purchased my first Intel chip. The current Intel chips destroy the AMD chips in terms of performance and because of that the value is there for the first time as well. I was expecting the bulldozer chips to match the Intel chips. Sadly they barely matched the previous generation of AMD chips.

Like carowden said your current CPU is a solid performer for the price range it is in and for the video cards you're in the market for.

My comment was more along the lines of if I'm going to have to build a new PC why waste the time dismantling the one I have? Obviously if it isn't in the budget it isn't in the budget, but my point was more about the labor than a suggestion of necessity.


makes sense! i understand where youre coming from for sure. i think intel is great, but also understand where amd fits into it all.
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August 13, 2012 7:03:17 PM

ncasolo said:
Will the best CPU work with your current Mobo? Don't forget to consider that. Also I've had 5 straight AMD chips. I've just purchased my first Intel chip. The current Intel chips destroy the AMD chips in terms of performance and because of that the value is there for the first time as well. I was expecting the bulldozer chips to match the Intel chips. Sadly they barely matched the previous generation of AMD chips.

Like carowden said your current CPU is a solid performer for the price range it is in and for the video cards you're in the market for.

My comment was more along the lines of if I'm going to have to build a new PC why waste the time dismantling the one I have? Obviously if it isn't in the budget it isn't in the budget, but my point was more about the labor than a suggestion of necessity.


right!,it will fit it but, as im learning it would just be better to upgrade the whole machine when the new line of cpus come out?but that still leaves me with a graphics card and power supply to even finish this build.
so is this a good one for around the price the reviews seem good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2012 7:13:10 PM

zero55 said:
right!,it will fit it but, as im learning it would just be better to upgrade the whole machine when the new line of cpus come out?but that still leaves me with a graphics card and power supply to even finish this build.
so is this a good one for around the price the reviews seem good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I have had 2 consecutive Sapphire cards in my system and I'm happy with them. The best thing to do is to use the newegg "compare" feature. It'll list the specs side by side to give you a rough idea of which one might offer a little more performance.

The other thing I would do is read the reviews. Especially the bad ones. You're going to find people talk about how their card was DOA or how it died after 2 months, but you're going to find that on EVERY card. What you want to look for are things like it was too loud, it didn't fit in my case, etc. Then look at the reviews and try to determine which one is better.

For a power supply here are a couple to pick from.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would recommend the second one. I couldn't find anything in the 501W-550W range that was cheaper that I could recommend. Sure there are a few 550W or 520W PSUs out there under $50, but I'm going by the rule that you never buy a cheap brand power supply.
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August 13, 2012 7:21:42 PM

honestly zero55, i would go with that combo that you posted earlier. i think for your needs it should work well. the corsair 600w and hd 6850. those are both reliable brands and seem to fit your needs pretty well. what resolution are you running?
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August 13, 2012 7:23:16 PM

ncasolo said:
I have had 2 consecutive Sapphire cards in my system and I'm happy with them. The best thing to do is to use the newegg "compare" feature. It'll list the specs side by side to give you a rough idea of which one might offer a little more performance.

The other thing I would do is read the reviews. Especially the bad ones. You're going to find people talk about how their card was DOA or how it died after 2 months, but you're going to find that on EVERY card. What you want to look for are things like it was too loud, it didn't fit in my case, etc. Then look at the reviews and try to determine which one is better.

For a power supply here are a couple to pick from.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would recommend the second one. I couldn't find anything in the 501W-550W range that was cheaper that I could recommend. Sure there are a few 550W or 520W PSUs out there under $50, but I'm going by the rule that you never buy a cheap brand power supply.
i do like the idea of a modular power supply but is it worth the extra couple bucks.

and what are the 12v rails for? the 6 pin gpu?

and i should just go with this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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August 13, 2012 7:24:51 PM

carowden said:
honestly zero55, i would go with that combo that you posted earlier. i think for your needs it should work well. the corsair 600w and hd 6850. those are both reliable brands and seem to fit your needs pretty well. what resolution are you running?
1366x768 lol
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August 13, 2012 7:27:04 PM

zero55 said:
i do like the idea of a modular power supply but is it worth the extra couple bucks.

and what are the 12v rails for? the 6 pin gpu?

and i should just go with this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


i think if i were in your shoes thats what i would get. it should do well. and that psu has plenty of watts on the 12v+ to support that graphics card.

and at 1366x768 id say this card would perform real well
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August 13, 2012 7:27:43 PM

also when i tried to put in that 3850 earlier today my 4 pin cpu wouldnt fit around the graphics card, as i have a bottom mounted psu. will i still have that problem with this one?
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August 13, 2012 7:31:05 PM

carowden said:
i think if i were in your shoes thats what i would get. it should do well. and that psu has plenty of watts on the 12v+ to support that graphics card.

and at 1366x768 id say this card would perform real well


Yup. I agree with this. I was looking for a good combo deal earlier. Seems like you found one. And it is only $5 more than what you wanted to spend before rebates and with rebates you'll be at $180. Definitely a good deal. (And Dirt 3 is free)

The power supply numbers don't mean much to me unfortunately. All I know is a 600W power supply is going to come with the connections you need to power your stuff.

Modular power supplies are nice, but they typically cost a bit more than the same non-modular power supply. I just put together a new PC for $999.37. I don't have a modular power supply.
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August 13, 2012 7:36:24 PM

ncasolo said:
Yup. I agree with this. I was looking for a good combo deal earlier. Seems like you found one. And it is only $5 more than what you wanted to spend before rebates and with rebates you'll be at $180. Definitely a good deal. (And Dirt 3 is free)

The power supply numbers don't mean much to me unfortunately. All I know is a 600W power supply is going to come with the connections you need to power your stuff.

Modular power supplies are nice, but they typically cost a bit more than the same non-modular power supply. I just put together a new PC for $999.37. I don't have a modular power supply.

ok cool good to know, i saw on some forums people talking about the 12v rails and the amps and it really confused me to the point i was overwhelmed

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August 13, 2012 7:45:18 PM

zero55 said:
ok cool good to know, i saw on some forums people talking about the 12v rails and the amps and it really confused me to the point i was overwhelmed


My guess is if you're buying an off brand power supply checking those numbers might mean something, but that's pure speculation on my part. I just know a Corsair 600W power supply should have no problems in your build.
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August 13, 2012 7:47:52 PM

ncasolo said:
My guess is if you're buying an off brand power supply checking those numbers might mean something, but that's pure speculation on my part. I just know a Corsair 600W power supply should have no problems in your build.
what do i do if that my 4 pin cpu cord dosent reach the top of the mobo with a graphics card in it like this one dosent
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August 13, 2012 7:53:49 PM

you should be able to run it behind the mobo if its a problem, but it was pretty long on my corsair psu. i imagine you wont have a problem
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August 13, 2012 7:56:22 PM

carowden said:
you should be able to run it behind the mobo if its a problem, but it was pretty long on my corsair psu. i imagine you wont have a problem
ok thank you once again, the both of you are awesome
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August 13, 2012 7:58:51 PM

glad to help!
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