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Graphics 4870 Atomic or GTX 275? + General first build advice =]

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by October, 17 Oct 2009.

  1. Crazy Buddhist

    Crazy Buddhist Likes modding doesn't like bullies

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    So you're looking at 600W or 650W to make sure you have a PSU that's good for 2-3 years +

    bagman says the NorthQ might break which is entirely possible I don't know them - which is why I also threw an Antec in that post - though that one is not really all that at 550W and will be underpowered in a year if you count for ageing

    ... £65 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650w-Antec-EarthWatts-120mm-Low-Noise-80-PLUS-certified6-Sata-2-PCI-e - get's you a nice Antec with 650W nominal.

    or £62/85 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132563 for a corsair 550W with a five year guarantee thrown in :)

    On the card .. maybe because they're great cards? I still haven't forgiven Nvidia for removing the video overlay theatre mode for second screens .. bad people ... :(

    CrazyB
     
  2. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    don't o for that psu it is good but it is quite noisey but +1 for the antec earthwatts 650w
     
  3. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    Thinking I might just hafta suck it up and drop an extra £30 on the Corsair 650w, the Antecs nice but I really wanna go modular, this is gonna be a tidy case :nono: :dremel:

    Think I'm about ready to go make nice with the bank fo some overdraftage :worried:
     
  4. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    i have a non-modular psu and my case is very tidy and i have a very cramped nzxt pazer box and it couldn't be neater
     
  5. hrtz_Junkie

    hrtz_Junkie Controversial by Nature

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    I think in this the 4870 will do as to get anything better will put you over budget, however I dont think it will run crysis +warhead, wars, on max at your monitors rezolution.

    For that you would need 4870x2 or any nvidea card over a gtx260

    (or any ati 5 series)
     
  6. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    Yeah I'm ok with dropping little in resolution, as long as I can play them nice n smooth :D Nothin beats a speed run followed by some stealth shooting followed by some more getaway running (accompanied by high-pitched giggling) :thumb:

    Mostly want the big monitor for editing, Wii, TV (I'll get a card eventually) and generally doing stuff from bed with comfort :lol:

    Well...big res gaming is obviously gonna be fun when I can pull it off :D
     
  7. Jejking

    Jejking Who's the man?

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    Another +1 for Antec EW... I am using the 430w and 500w models for exactly two years and I am still very happy with them. No strange readings, doesn't suck too much power, happy.
     
  8. mattc9305

    mattc9305 New Member

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    I'd definately get a bigger PSU. At least 600W.
     

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