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Windows 7: 2.80 GHz Processor w/ 8GB RAM - Need Help

15 Jun 2010   #41
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
You don't have to buy a new PC; however, if you want to play modern games at 1920x1080 you are going to need a much better graphics card and a power supply that can provide sufficient amperage. It's unfortunate you were persuaded into buying a budget htpc card instead of a real gaming card. Aside from those two things, you have a very nice machine.
Okay, so I'm going to buy the ATI 5770 but could you give me a name brand 500 or 650 power supply like under 150, could I get a good PSU for under 150?

If you were in my position and had a $300 limit what would you do? The radeon is selling for like 189
That's not a fair question. I belong to the school of thought that believe the PSU is the most important component in the machine; if the PSU isn't strong and stable, then nothing else is. If it were me, given the budget, I'd get this: Newegg.com - PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S750 750W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Then I'd look for a better deal on a 5770, like this: Asus EAH5770CuCore/2DI/1G Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, DVI, VGA, HDMI at TigerDirect.com.

However, not everyone thinks the same, and if you have your heart set on a particular card at $189.00, then this Corsair PSU is very good too: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply


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15 Jun 2010   #42
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
You don't have to buy a new PC; however, if you want to play modern games at 1920x1080 you are going to need a much better graphics card and a power supply that can provide sufficient amperage. It's unfortunate you were persuaded into buying a budget htpc card instead of a real gaming card. Aside from those two things, you have a very nice machine.
Okay, so I'm going to buy the ATI 5770 but could you give me a name brand 500 or 650 power supply like under 150, could I get a good PSU for under 150?

If you were in my position and had a $300 limit what would you do? The radeon is selling for like 189
That's not a fair question. I belong to the school of thought that believe the PSU is the most important component in the machine; if the PSU isn't strong and stable, then nothing else is. If it were me, given the budget, I'd get this: Newegg.com - PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S750 750W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Then I'd look for a better deal on a 5770, like this: Asus EAH5770CuCore/2DI/1G Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, DVI, VGA, HDMI at TigerDirect.com.

However, not everyone thinks the same, and if you have your heart set on a particular card at $189.00, then this Corsair PSU is very good too: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
So it doesn't effect the performance if it's ATI or the one you mentioned?
Also is 750 watt PSU good?
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15 Jun 2010   #43
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They're all ATI's, no matter what manufacturer actually produces the card, be it XFX, Asus, or HIS. You can't buy an "ATI" 5770 because ATI doesn't actually make video cards (for sale), they design them and then send the technical specs to manufacturers.

Is PC Power & Cooling a good PSU? lol, yes, they've been known to toss out a fairly decent psu every now and then, much like Ferrari tosses out a decent looking car every now and then. This one has 62.4 amps on the +12 volt rail, and it comes with a 5 year warranty. It will last you a very long time.
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15 Jun 2010   #44
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
They're all ATI's, no matter what manufacturer actually produces the card, be it XFX, Asus, or HIS. You can't buy an "ATI" 5770 because ATI doesn't actually make video cards (for sale), they design them and then send the technical specs to manufacturers.

Is PC Power & Cooling a good PSU? lol, yes, they've been known to toss out a fairly decent psu every now and then, much like Ferrari tosses out a decent looking car every now and then. This one has 62.4 amps on the +12 volt rail, and it comes with a 5 year warranty. It will last you a very long time.
Alright, I'll look into every thing you've given me.
I appreciate it A LOT.

If you COULD do me one more favor, link me all the video cards and PSU's mentioned in this thread and ones you'd suggest. Even though I'm rooting for the 5770 and that PSU you mentioned nothings every perfect.
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15 Jun 2010   #45
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

And one other thing.. I'm located in Canada, and I couldn't find the product when I went to the Canadian newegg, the PSU I mean. And I saw on Tiger Direct the 5770 would cost 92$ shipping when the radeon on that other site I said that was 189$ was only 10$ shipping. What should I do ?
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15 Jun 2010   #46
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

DX10 cards:
EVGA GTX 260: Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card Excellent support; step-up program.
XFX HD 4890: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Double lifetime warranty; excellent support.

DX11 cards:
Sapphire 5770: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX 5770: Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX 5850: Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Gigabyte 5850: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity
XFX 5830: Newegg.com - XFX HD-583X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card newegg special ends 6/16, performance in between 5770 and 5850.
Sapphire 5830: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology

There were others mentioned, but these are all close to your budget... some a bit more than you planned on, but I included them anyway. Others, like the GTX 470, 480 and the HD 5970 are way outside the budget.
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15 Jun 2010   #47
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
And one other thing.. I'm located in Canada, and I couldn't find the product when I went to the Canadian newegg, the PSU I mean. And I saw on Tiger Direct the 5770 would cost 92$ shipping when the radeon on that other site I said that was 189$ was only 10$ shipping. What should I do ?
They don't seem to have PC Power & Cooling. No biggie, as I said, the Corsair is very nice too: Newegg.ca - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

As for your 5770: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106793261%201067950041&name=Radeon%20HD%205770
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15 Jun 2010   #48
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Okay thanks for the Canadian site. Now with that 5770 you linked me, well the list. The first one that was 149$ is a 512 MB or something like that, made by powercolor, now the ones under that one made by Gigabyte are all 1GB and about 179$. Does it matter if it's 512MB or 1GB?

And I guess I'll pull the trigger on that Canadian PSU you linked me, it's 750 right? So it'll be really good?
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15 Jun 2010   #49
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Wait, the Radeon you linked me to the Canadian site was actually the American site, so I found this one on the Canadian site.

It's the same as all the others right?
Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR VA5775NHG1 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
And if it is as good and the same as the others I guess I'll buy this
Newegg.ca - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
All together it's $345 Canadian after tax and shipping.
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15 Jun 2010   #50
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Before we get side tracked
Before? I think it may be a little late for that


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
Wait, the Radeon you linked me to the Canadian site was actually the American site, so I found this one on the Canadian site.

It's the same as all the others right?
Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR VA5775NHG1 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
And if it is as good and the same as the others I guess I'll buy this
Newegg.ca - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
All together it's $345 Canadian after tax and shipping.
The PSU is perfectly fine, but I personally wouldn't touch the BIOSTAR 5770.
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