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Windows 7: Best card for around $200?

24 Jul 2010   #31
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That Antec has my seal of approval.


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24 Jul 2010   #32
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
I don't even know why I suggested that one considering I do not think that is enough power. The Newegg PSU calculator said about 575W so I think I should go with the 650W just to be on the safe side. Also, would both of these work well with the video card?
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24 Jul 2010   #33
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
I don't even know why I suggested that one considering I do not think that is enough power. The Newegg PSU calculator said about 575W so I think I should go with the 650W just to be on the safe side. Also, would both of these work well with the video card?
You're looking at 300-330W max power load from a GTX 460.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/n...he-200-king/17

That Antec would be perfect.
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24 Jul 2010   #34
Miltzi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do not buy the HD5830, its price is outrageous when looking at its performance. It performs only slightly higher than the 5770 and far worse than the 5850 and yet is priced directly in the middle of the two. Save some money and buy the 5770, its price/performance is much better than the 5830, otherwise, its worth paying more for the 5850 as its performance is much much better.
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24 Jul 2010   #35
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

i have an EVGA GTX 460 768mb and allthough its not the 1GB version, it still fantastic1 so quiet, the 768mb versions have the ref nvidia coolers so they are dead quiet even in games. I game on 1680x1050 so not a huge resolution, so really the 1GB is not needed unless you are going to be playing GTA, witch i dont since i have that on PS3, i mainly play cod, borderlands and left for dead and they run them without ANY fram drops below 60fps. It beats the 5770 by far i think since i have tested both cards.
i really didnt like nvidia that much before these little baby's came out, the 460 is what saved nvidia i think. They made a good perfomer, while still be cool and quiet.
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24 Jul 2010   #36
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
I don't even know why I suggested that one considering I do not think that is enough power. The Newegg PSU calculator said about 575W so I think I should go with the 650W just to be on the safe side. Also, would both of these work well with the video card?
You're looking at 300-330W max power load from a GTX 460.

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460: The $200 King - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

That Antec would be perfect.
If you say so After I connect the video card to the PSU would I have to do anything else with the PSU involving the video card?
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24 Jul 2010   #37
jebuchanan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

other than turn it on, no
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24 Jul 2010   #38
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Keep in mind that if you have a number of USB devices that you connect on a regular basis. That 550W PSU may not be enough. You won't need a 1000W but,,, Personally, I wouldn't go with anything under 650W PSU in a gaming system and actually recommend a 750W.

Why? Because if you ever decide to upgrade the video card again, the chances that it may require more power and with a number of USB devices, you will have to upgrade the PSU again as well.

Just to give an idea of what I am talking about
Take my specs below.

I was using a 550W and with USB Keyboard and Mouse and 1 permanent connected external drive, I could hook up one other drive to it. I had 3rd drive that came with 2 USB connectors, one for Power the other for Power and Data, hooking this up with just the power+data cable would cause it to click from not enough juice to it. So, throw in the 750 and I don't have those problems anymore. I only need the power+data on that drive.

Yeah, it required a little more power than the others,, but the point is, it required more power than I could provide.
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24 Jul 2010   #39
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Keep in mind that if you have a number of USB devices that you connect on a regular basis. That 550W PSU may not be enough. You won't need a 1000W but,,, Personally, I wouldn't go with anything under 650W PSU in a gaming system and actually recommend a 750W.

Why? Because if you ever decide to upgrade the video card again, the chances that it may require more power and with a number of USB devices, you will have to upgrade the PSU again as well.

Just to give an idea of what I am talking about
Take my specs below.

I was using a 550W and with USB Keyboard and Mouse and 1 permanent connected external drive, I could hook up one other drive to it. I had 3rd drive that came with 2 USB connectors, one for Power the other for Power and Data, hooking this up with just the power+data cable would cause it to click from not enough juice to it. So, throw in the 750 and I don't have those problems anymore. I only need the power+data on that drive.

Yeah, it required a little more power than the others,, but the point is, it required more power than I could provide.
That's why I was asking about the 650W (Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply). Would it have everything I need for this setup?
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24 Jul 2010   #40
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Just remember to "future pad", get the most powerful power supply you can budget, because a year or two down the road, that is one less component you will need to upgrade.
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