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It also has the better chipset I suppose... Is it really worth an extra 50 bucks though?
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It also has the better chipset I suppose... Is it really worth an extra 50 bucks though?
My bro isn't running that board but apparently his board has Hybrid technology. See this emote ""?

On my Gaming Rig, it moves relatively slow. On his board with the same GPU I have that thing runs around like an ADD Crack Baby.

So depending on the games your bud is playing I think it's worth the $50 having 2 more RAM slots and Hybrid capability.



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I see... Would a 5770 hybrid crossfire with a 4250 onboard though? I thought they had to be the same series (ie. 4xxx or 5xxx, 42xx or 57xx etc)

But aside from that... My main question and the one that really matters is are both boards 4+1 the same? Or are they different? Will one be more stable than the other?
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I see... Would a 5770 hybrid crossfire with a 4250 onboard though? I thought they had to be the same series (ie. 4xxx or 5xxx, 42xx or 57xx etc)

But aside from that... My main question and the one that really matters is are both boards 4+1 the same? Or are they different? Will one be more stable than the other?
My bro has a 4200 series onboard and it's working just fine.

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No offense but sometimes PSU is not enough to handle real world builds. It's one thing to say that you've run the 430w with various Graphics cards but your statement lacks.

What MoBo?
What CPU?
What Graphics Card? Everything one Max?
Running a RAID setup?

I can tell you for an absolute fact that my system would NEVER in a million years be powered by a 430w PSU. In fact it wouldn't POST with a 500w PSU. I'm not saying you're wrong(because it's your personal experience) but saying so without all the facts is wrong. Must give information.

In the case of the OP his PSU should run the setup, but 500w is a little lean for a 5770. Still, it should work.

~Ceadder
I can nearly guarantee it would run + play games/normal use on a high quality 430w PSU.

His PSU is more than adequate for his rig + upgrades. The 5770 is a pretty low power card. An OC'd i5 750 at 3.8GHz and 5770 crossfire running Furmark consumes 324w at the source.
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I can nearly guarantee it would run + play games/normal use on a high quality 430w PSU.

His PSU is more than adequate for his rig + upgrades. The 5770 is a pretty low power card. An OC'd i5 750 at 3.8GHz and 5770 crossfire running Furmark consumes 324w at the source.
Yeah and is the PSU rated at a constant 80% of listed wattage? See you're making assumptions based on limited information. If the PSU running the whole deal is not capable of sustaining 344w of power you'll have issues.

I did notice you stated "High Quality" but that's a broad application to use the term and the term "guarantee" in conjunction with it. The 500w OCZ I owned was rated at 80% which is 400w. I could get to BIOS but the system would not POST no matter what I did short of removing RAID to see if that would get it there.

I'm not here to debate this however. Just saying that if you don't have all the specifics saying that the PSU is enough means bubkis. In any event the issue was narrowed down to the board and apparently the board does not work as advertised even when the manufacturer lists in print that it will.

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So back on topic lol:

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But aside from that... My main question and the one that really matters is are both boards 4+1 the same? Or are they different? Will one be more stable than the other?
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So back on topic lol:
Well I think the 2nd board is a MicroATX. It's something you would find in a Home Theater system.

Also I believe that it would be more stable than the 1st board in the quality of construction it also has more features.

Having that board should give your friend a lot of fun and use for awhile. I'm pretty sure that it's Thuban upgradeable as well so it gives him a bit of wiggle room for the future.

Best thing to do is put both systems side by side on your desktop and compare them. Short of building both systems side by side it's the best way really.

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