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Windows 7: Should I Buy A..........

06 Dec 2010   #21
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Hmmm IIRC we had a poster with that very same PC asking the same question (but with a GTX 480 instead of a HD 5870).
That would also happen to be this OP,

https://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-c...gtx-480-a.html

and had the questions answered with regards to how much space needs to be available in the case for the card to fit, and that he will need a new power supply.

And to answer the question from here,

https://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-c...hd-5770-a.html

the card is ~8.5" long, so will need at least that much from the back panel to the drive cage, and you will still need a new power supply for the 5770.


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06 Dec 2010   #22
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have an ATi 5770 see specs for details and it does support eyefinity aka 3 monitors, its a very powerful mid-range card. Hope that helps. As for your PSU you didn't state its wattage, it needs 500W single and 650W for crossfire.
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06 Dec 2010   #23
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for replying, i am not sure what my PSU is, it is probably weak.
I think about 300-350 PSU / Watt usage. I don't know. Maybe.
Someone do some research for me? I only got so much time.
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06 Dec 2010   #24
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Open up the case and look on the PSU. We can't do everything for you.
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06 Dec 2010   #25
Der Stich

Abacus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ipwnedx View Post
Someone do some research for me? I only got so much time.
Strangely enough - so do we
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06 Dec 2010   #26
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, i researched some and i found out that my computer has a PSU of 350 watt usage.
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06 Dec 2010   #27
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd get a new PSU and a 6850, although it depends on the games you play. A 5770 is an OK choice. I'd recommend an Antec TP-550 assuming that the motherboard isn't proprietary and un-upgradeable.
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06 Dec 2010   #28
Ipwnedx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay but, my computer has a 350 watt usage and the HD 5770 has a usage of 129 - 212 watts.
I found this at
Radeon HD 6870 Power Consumption and Thermals | bit-tech.net
I may be wrong or not.
Please help.
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06 Dec 2010   #29
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Three threads asking the same question,

https://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-c...hd-5870-a.html

https://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-c...gtx-480-a.html

and the answers will be the same as in those other 2.
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06 Dec 2010   #30
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Didn't we already go over this earlier in another post?
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