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PSU concerns on buying a GTX280

By wildgene789
Jan 14, 2009
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  1. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    The GTX260 is a decent card, no question. The AMD processor you have isn't a good CPU... It's a broken quad pretty much. I wouldn't bother with it, other than selling it on Ebay. The 6000+ or C2D are much better choices.. Or a Phenom II.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Mebbe so. Mebbe not.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Phenoms do not OC well. You would be extremely lucky to get it to 3GHz.
  4. wildgene789

    wildgene789 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    damn now im pissed i wanted a decent computer and well now u guys tell me my "heart" sucks lol meaning im going to die lol
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    the phenom II's OC very well and are very good CPUs but sry man its common knowledge that you dont pair the fastest video card with a mediocre cpu. But look at it this way you can always upgrade.
  6. wildgene789

    wildgene789 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    yea ill prob upgrade when the prices go down and when i saved enough money because like i can buy it now but my dad wants me to put cash in the bank which i haven't since Christmas plus what would i do with the x3? just throw it away lol. Also is that y my computer wont boot when i my mobo on autom. Let me explain that my motherboard has auto overclocking Low med high. and on low i over clock too 2.7ghz but when i do Med the computer only shows the mobo screen then goes black.
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    There is nothing wrong with that equipment, WildGene. It is just not designed for overclocking to the extent you wish.
    As for Toms Hardware, nobody is perfect. But Toms Hardware and AndandTech have some of the most thorough equipment reviews that you can find and trust. Nothing is hidden. The recommendations are balanced and fair.
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    As a person who has been affiliated with Tom's Hardware for years, I would like to know where you find that documented... and what you find is better, more thorough, and more reliable.
  9. wildgene789

    wildgene789 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Thank you, you made me feel alot calmer about my computer haha so basically im going to put 40 bucks aside every week for a new processor and get the quad core amd. Hopefully by then the price will go down majorly. Also i have been referring to toms hardware because i heard it was a very good place for reviews but i never heard of Andandtech.
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