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Need advice on new GPU, possibly CPU

By kiler1133
May 12, 2010
  1. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

  3. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

  4. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

  6. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Can you tell me what do you mean when you said it sucks?
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    I mean its not very good.

    EDIT: I'm condescending sometimes eh?
    The company that makes it is ambiguous, most likely a small Chinese manufacturer which means highly unreliable build quality.
    While it claims to have 25 amperes, I find it unlikely to have more than ≈ 15 reliably.
    You get what you pay for.
     
  8. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    ahh....i see is antec a good company?
     
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Sure, but my recommendations above still stand.
     
  10. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Fine, but the corsair is cheaper.
     
     
  12. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    It's about the same after the promo code
     
  13. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    I guess im pretty much set

    Question:can the pc run MW2 and WaW at maxed out settings?
     
  14. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The HD 5770 / HD 5830 should run those games at max settings.
     
  15. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    I currently have that PSU and its pretty solid granted I've only been using it for less then a month and got it for $40's during a shell shocker deal. Just note it won't come with any instructions or power cord, and it can be a pain to do cable management with it if you don't have a large case.
     
  16. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Ok last links before buying

    I found another pc about $50 cheaper
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6288434&CatId=5138
    is it good too?
    also if it is do these fit in the case?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161327


    EDit:this is becuase i heard the HD 5830 is a very big card
     
  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology
    I would get the saphire, its cooler.

    CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

    And...corsair is a good deal stronger than the antec basiq series, they are, after all, "basic", i'd rather not try a 5830 on an BP550.

    Actually given the price difference with the last one, either one is great. I believe (someone who knows what they're talking about please verify) that it would fit just fine.
     
  18. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    what do you mean by cooler?

    is tihs the same thing?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161325


    I'll go with the corsair
     
  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Yes they're all the same card, but saphire, in general has a better reputation. Not that HIS is bad. Plus its cheaper.
    And I mean cooler as in, it looks good imo.
     
  20. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Well since they are the same, i'll just get the HIS one.It comes with MW2 =D
     
  21. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    I just noticed this >< Isnt the corsair 450W but the HD 5830 needs 500W
     
  22. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    It lies.
     
  23. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    what lies?
     
  24. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    ?
    I suppose you probably pulled that from the ATI website or something; so, ATI lies?
     
  25. kiler1133

    kiler1133 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Uh.... no, I found it in the specifications in the newegg link

    so i can just use the corsair and can run the card?
     
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