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Lifer
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well good news is i found a fairly decent price 650W psu so that should cover it. and i found an HD4870 1GB DDR5 for $150. as long as the vid card is able to fit i think im set. btw, i cant look inside the case to see because i would be ordering it off newegg
I have the HD4870 1GB myself and it is 9 3/4" long (so the chances of that card fitting are higher than the 260 GTX.)

P.S. What Power supply did you get?
 
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edplayer

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First, you don't have a quad, overclocked. And a 700 Fortron is one of the best out there. It was fine until I got this I7 920@3.9 + the 2 9800 GTX+'s.
he wasn't saying that your model is a bad one, just that maybe the actual one that you got might have been a bad example. Which model is it?
 

Markfw

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Its a 700 watt > 85% effciency. newegg doesn't have them anymore, I think they are now rebadged as OCZ stealthstream. I have 2 of those, and the specs are the same, and they look identical, down to the label.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341019

That one is identical to the other 2 I have, and I think the Fortron.
 
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sik_ad

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I have the HD4870 1GB myself and it is 9 3/4" long (so the chances of that card fitting are higher than the 260 GTX.)

P.S. What Power supply did you get?

how does the 4870 work for u? i play games like crysis, NFS shift, MW2, Unreal tourny 3 etc so mostly pretty high end games. and i havnt gotten anything yet, im waiting until i get paid in the next few weeks
 

AzN

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First, you don't have a quad, overclocked. And a 700 Fortron is one of the best out there. It was fine until I got this I7 920@3.9 + the 2 9800 GTX+'s.
I'm running it massively overclocked though. My CPU is the 65nm version that eats more watts than newer core 2 duo and has thermal emblem of 65watts compared to 95watts on quads. Raised volts by .2 that also eat power. 5 USB devices and PCI slots are full.

700 forton might be best according to you but if it's time to go then it's time to go. No power supply last forever and might have be one of those power supplies that die early.
 

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considering getting a fairly mid-range price computer with high-ish specs and a crappy video card to replace. the one im looking at is this:

brand:HP
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
2MB L2 Cache

8GB DDR3 1066

750GB 7200RPM SATA


the card im looking at getting if i buy this computer is an nvidia gtx 260 896MB 448-bit card. what im wondering is, will the amd processor bottle-neck the overall performance?? intelis so much more expensive (im on a budget trying to stay under $1000 total and the computer is $660 with the new card being $190)
The gtx260 will not bottleneck with that cpu.

If you need a new low cost good quality power supply here's one.

OCZ ModXstream 600w $60 after rebate, 42 amp combined 12v rail 80% efficiency.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

It will easily run that Hp system.
 

sik_ad

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that link doesn't seem to be working

If it is this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

maybe wait a while if you don't need it right away. It goes on sale a lot. I just bought that same one on Monday for $24 after rebate.

ok thanks for the info. i actually found a 650W Ultra LSP for $38 after instant savings on tigerdirect. thats where im getting my card too, seems cheaper than newegg
 

Markfw

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ok thanks for the info. i actually found a 650W Ultra LSP for $38 after instant savings on tigerdirect. thats where im getting my card too, seems cheaper than newegg
Yes, but this OCZ is >86% efficiency, and good quality. I have never heard of that other brand.

650 watt crap quality = 300 watt good quality

Somebody chime in if they know that this other one is good.
 

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