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Yeah exactly.

Worst case i'll be stuck with my 4200HD onboard for a week...
    
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Pioneer has a point. Did someone offer you $80 for that 5770?
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The 4200HD isn't even THAT bad... especially if you just wanna do some light gaming such as like CS. Oh an BTW, how did u mod ur 5770?
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Considering the GPU's that you're looking at, I say bad trade. You have absolutely no reason to be looking at a 750w PSU anyway. Your rig would run flawlessly with a 400w PSU, and even that is overkill. I say take the $80 (plus whatever cash you have), and buy a better GPU like a 470, 560Ti, or a 6950 1GB or something.

You can work on replacing your PSU later. Again, even a quality 400w unit will run your rig, even with a more power hungry GPU. And 400w units are often on sale for around $30.
Well, the buyer will only be able to give me $60 plus a partial trade for the 5770, so I figured the TX750 is a better choice, seeing as i'll be crossfiring the 6870's in the future. It's also time to get rid of my thermaltake.

P.S. I modded it by adding ramsinks as well as painting the shroud.
    
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Originally Posted by jbalsa2 View Post
Yeah exactly.

Worst case i'll be stuck with my 4200HD onboard for a week...
I was very curious about what we can get with $80 or less, and here's what I came up with (all of these are totally enough to power a system with a single 6870 in it):
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post #16 of 20
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Right, however I plan on buying a second 6870 in the summer, so the extra wattage would be handy for me, especially considering I have like 8 hard drives running 24/7 as well.

I feel the trade for the TX is well worth it.
    
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Well, the buyer will only be able to give me $60 plus a partial trade for the 5770, so I figured the TX750 is a better choice, seeing as i'll be crossfiring the 6870's in the future. It's also time to get rid of my thermaltake.

P.S. I modded it by adding ramsinks as well as painting the shroud.
Well the TX750 is a decent enough PSU. It honestly IS a fair enough trade (especially if you're getting cash too). But its 110% overkill for your rig, even with Crossfire 6870's. Crossfire 6870's would run flawlessly off a good 550w PSU.
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post #18 of 20
Price wise I think it's a fair or close to fair trade. The price of used 5770 cards has gone down a lot. I might mine for like $60 in a trade.

The only difference is that you don't find 5770 news that often close to 80 bucks, but you do find TX750s for almost that price on sale.

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Well the TX750 is a decent enough PSU. It honestly IS a fair enough trade (especially if you're getting cash too). But its 110% overkill for your rig, even with Crossfire 6870's. Crossfire 6870's would run flawlessly off a good 550w PSU.
Hmm I overstimate wattage, I was thinking of running same set up as OP's with a Corsair 430CX PSU and I thought I would be pusshing it specially if I OC'd the cpu a bit and video card. Sorry for being off topic don't mean to thread jack
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Well I decided to go with the trade, worst case I can still sell the PSU.
Honestly I felt better taking what I know is a good PSU made by a reputable company and making a fairly even trade.

Thanks for the help guys, and rep.
    
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Well I decided to go with the trade, worst case I can still sell the PSU.
Honestly I felt better taking what I know is a good PSU made by a reputable company and making a fairly even trade.

Thanks for the help guys, and rep.
Yeah, it's a good feeling getting a good quality PSU to take care of your system. I used to think that the best thing to do was buy a case with those crappy PSUs they come with was the best thing to do because it saved me money. But that was 10 years ago
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