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post #11 of 26
yeah i'm pretty sure the cx430 would be enough for you to run an hd6850 so i'd say its enough
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post #12 of 26
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ok. so any suggestions for a gpu maybe around $100? don't mind spending more if I can come up with the money.
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on amazon I noticed there is two corsair cx430's. one says it's for intel and the other says intel and amd. is there any difference in the two? I thought a psu was compatible with any company? one is $43 and the other is $59.
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post #14 of 26
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on amazon I noticed there is two corsair cx430's. one says it's for intel and the other says intel and amd. is there any difference in the two? I thought a psu was compatible with any company? one is $43 and the other is $59.
Erm not to my knowlage maby its got some 8pins for the intel.

But its worth the $59 if thats the amd one it will last you for years to come!
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ok. so any suggestions for a gpu maybe around $100? don't mind spending more if I can come up with the money.
It depends on what type of games you like to play. You are looking around 160 for a 6790 or you can get 5770 around 120. I would suggest going up closer to the 200 range and you will be good for at least a year.

I would go for the psu and gpu, I would not spend the money on the ssd if you have a budget that you need to stay in. ssd are not necessary just nice to have.
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post #16 of 26
You could even try selling your current GPU to raise your budget a little?

I'm thinking a new PSU + GPU would be nice. Sapphire is selling their 5850 XTreme for extremely cheap ($139.99 + FS). It's definitely a card worth considering.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=5850%20xtreme

Now that I look, it's out of stock. That's how badass it is.
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post #17 of 26
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the card you reccommende looks nice Onoz. it does say in the details though that it needs a 500w psu. wouldn't the corsair cx430 that has been suggested be too weak to power everything up? I'm confused
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post #18 of 26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rmaster%20500w

Try that psu out for size that will do you nicely
post #19 of 26
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rmaster%20500w

Try that psu out for size that will do you nicely
the cx430 is a better psu lol http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Review/728/10

and check here to give you a general estimate as to what kind of power you'll need
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post #20 of 26
The $45 Corsair VX430 is the older one. The $49 Corsair CX430 is the new, second, version (hence the V2). It has nothing to do with one being for AMD or another being for Intel. Both will work for either.
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