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Hardware PC Hardware Buyer's Guide May 2011

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 10 May 2011.

  1. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    The 560Ti needs 31A in total but it doesn't have to be from a single rail. The Antec TruePower New 650w has four rails, two of which can be used for GPU's and each is rated at 25A.

    You need to connect the PCI-E cable with the blue stripe (non-modular cable) to one of the 560Ti 6-pin connectors, then use the modular PCI-E cable with the green stripe to connect to the other 560Ti 6-pin connector. This cable with the green stripe needs to be plugged into the socket on the PSU marked 12V4.
     
  2. Toga

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    Ooh, brilliant, I'll give that a shot tomorrow then. Appreciate the help guys.
     
  3. Toga

    Toga New Member

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    Right, tried it out & still the same problem, crashes between 15-30min after boot while either watching youtube or playing a game that draws a lot of resources. I've found an old 850w non modular power supply with a single 12v rail at 38A, so gonna give that a try tonight.

    Is there anyone here that's successfully using that card with that psu?

    Edit: moved this to it's own thread, don't wanna clog this one up. http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=2710702#post2710702
     
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  4. bumperbid

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    Genaral

    use the Google dev
     
  5. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Well-Known Member

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    Will there be a June guide?
     
  6. tad2008

    tad2008 New Member

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    Just bought the Radeon 6850 to replace my 8600GTS, based on the reviews and buyers guide here on BT, turned out to be cheaper than the 460 and am currently enjoying playing through Witcher 2 again, this time on High settings and AA turned on, though CD Projects settings still wanted to use the low options.

    A much better game experience for me and thanks BT for the recommendations ;)
     
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    In all honesty, my preferences were pretty much what everyone else would have used the relevant builds for. The only thing I did change on the Gamer was the PSU since I couldn't get one due to stock shortages but I used the recommendation in the CPC mag which sometimes wierdly differs from the Bit-Tech recommendations.
     
  8. facwit

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    When is the June/July guide going to be out?
     
  9. rainbowfication

    rainbowfication New Member

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    will there be a July guide? i know there wasn't much change last month any change soonish
     
  10. toolio20

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    There should be no June guide, since we are in July. The way things are going, I'm srsly doubting they'll even put out one for this month. I'd be thrilled to be proven wrong, though (cough cough ahem etc).

    BT's buyer's guides were always one of my favorite articles, it seems ridiculous they've let them slide so far to the wayside...maybe they'll get back on track at some point?
     
  11. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    There was no point in putting one out for last month. There was no new hardware. Last I heard on the subject they do have some new motherboards to test and then we should see a new one.
     
  12. facwit

    facwit New Member

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    Why cant they just post a comment - no new kit to test this month. Next guide is coming in August.
     
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