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Windows 7: Best card for around $200?

25 Jul 2010   #51
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
If you say so. I stand by my statements

You may want to start thinking about total system loads including
Multiple Hard Drives, Multiple Optical Drives, everything and multiple USB devices.

I will elaborate....

More and more systems are starting to come or have requested multiple Hard Drives and possible multiple optical drives, and multiple GPU's, not to mention the mobo, ram, cpu.
Then Multiple External Drives, usb thumb drives of all kinds. You can not take into account only a set number of items on a single system. You also have to think about possible expansion.

If you look at real world results of system loads on PC's with numerous devices connected, trust me, that 330W PSU is going to choke and burn.
You stand by your statements even though I have given solid resources regarding ACTUAL power draw and not your assumption?

A hard drive typical draw is 10W each under load. Optical drive will be 15W average when in use. External drives are powered by AC adapter plugs. I would hope that you are aware of that. The 330W power draw is with a full loaded computer (CPU, RAM, mobo, hard drive, etc). That's NOT the power draw of the graphics card.

I am not saying that all he needs is a 330W PSU. I am saying that the 550W Antec would be perfect for his needs and that he doesn't NEED a 650W PSU like you are claiming.

Regarding expansion, what if his Dell motherboard doesn't have an additional PCIe X16 slot?

Look, I'm not out to prove you wrong. I am here to give the OP sound advice with reliable references to support my statements.


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25 Jul 2010   #52
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
If you say so. I stand by my statements

You may want to start thinking about total system loads including
Multiple Hard Drives, Multiple Optical Drives, everything and multiple USB devices.

I will elaborate....

More and more systems are starting to come or have requested multiple Hard Drives and possible multiple optical drives, and multiple GPU's, not to mention the mobo, ram, cpu.
Then Multiple External Drives, usb thumb drives of all kinds. You can not take into account only a set number of items on a single system. You also have to think about possible expansion.

If you look at real world results of system loads on PC's with numerous devices connected, trust me, that 330W PSU is going to choke and burn.
You stand by your statements even though I have given solid resources regarding ACTUAL power draw and not your assumption?

A hard drive typical draw is 10W each under load. Optical drive will be 15W average when in use. External drives are powered by AC adapter plugs. I would hope that you are aware of that. The 330W power draw is with a full loaded computer (CPU, RAM, mobo, hard drive, etc). That's NOT the power draw of the graphics card.

I am not saying that all he needs is a 330W PSU. I am saying that the 550W Antec would be perfect for his needs and that he doesn't NEED a 650W PSU like you are claiming.

Regarding expansion, what if his Dell motherboard doesn't have an additional PCIe X16 slot?

Look, I'm not out to prove you wrong. I am here to give the OP sound advice with reliable references to support my statements.
I don't have an additional PCIe x16 slot... just sayin'

Guys, please don't turn this thread into a debate.
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25 Jul 2010   #53
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I won't. I'm done and have given you all the best advice possible. Check out those websites though. All of them will validate a ~300W power draw for a complete system with a GTX 460.
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25 Jul 2010   #54
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
I won't. I'm done and have given you all the best advice possible. Check out those websites though. All of them will validate a ~300W power draw for a complete system with a GTX 460.
I appreciate the time you took to find these test results and link them here. I see your point is valid. Thanks.

Does anyone know if the Palit GTX 460 1GB Sonic Platinum would fit in the XPS 420 case? I'm guessing probably not because it's a stock case.
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25 Jul 2010   #55
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
I appreciate the time you took to find these test results and link them here. I see your point is valid. Thanks.

Does anyone know if the Palit GTX 460 1GB Sonic Platinum would fit in the XPS 420 case? I'm guessing probably not because it's a stock case.
According to the pictures I see of the inside? It will fit without a problem. See attached of some monster sized card inside a XPS 420.


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06 Aug 2010   #56
XGamer95

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sorry to bump this thread, but I just wanted to let you guys know that I got the Palit GTX 460 Sonic 1GB GDDR5 256-bit card as well as the COOLER MASTER GX Series 650W and everything worked out great Thanks for all of your input, suggestions, and advice!
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