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Poll Results: W/c GPU is best to replace my 8500GT w/ my curr PC spec

Poll expired: Jul 25, 2011  
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    9500GT
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    GT210
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    GT220
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    GT240
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    GT430
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    GT520
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    GTS250
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    GTS450
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    GTX460
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    GTX550
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    GTX560
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    GTX570
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    HD3650
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    HD4650
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    HD4670
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    HD5450
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    HD5570
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    HD5670
  • 23% (13)
    HD5770
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    HD6770
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    HD6850
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post #41 of 50
I dont think they made AGP version of 8500GT so his board must have PCI-E
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post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by bruno0920 View Post
Thanks for all the feedback and for the time for checking my PSU's specs. Sorry for the very low quality photos.

My PSU is actually new, it just replaced my "under-warranty-from-shop" Techwill (w/c is obviously based on reviews is actually a very defective PSU). Just had this Zeno Power for about a month now.

I'm going to choose any of the following GPUs right now:
HD5770 -7,500
HD6770 -6,350
HD6850 -8,990
HD5850 -????? estimated ... 7,300
GTX460 -????? 768MB/1GB ... estimated 7,000
GTX550 -6,500

I'm going by the price right now. The only problem is the PSU.

By buying any of those GPU + 1x2GB of RAM, I will have a remaining of about Php2,000 ($45)
So w/c of these PSU would give me a best deal? (Antec looks promising on reviews but it lacks 1 PCIe 6pin if I'm going to buy a 5850.
Antec VP-450 450W
FSP HEXA 500w
Corsair CX430
The Antec or the Corsair are both absolutely SOLID choices. Even if they do lack the PCIe 6 pin, just use a molex adapter. Both of those units are absolutely solid and will EASILY power any GPU you want in your rig without a worry (except dual GPU cards and GTX480 / 580).
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post #43 of 50
Anything past a GTS 450 will bottleneck your CPU, and a GTS 450 overclocked might even bottleneck it. Don't spend more on a better one unless you're getting a new CPU.
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post #44 of 50
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Thanks a lot for all the replies! Now that voting is closed, the conclusion is:

1) Upgrade PSU, preferably OC the CPU or buy new CPU, before buying a high-end GPU such as 6850 or GTX series.

2) Stick w/ the current spec, and go to either GTS450 or HD**70 series.
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post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by bruno0920 View Post
Thanks a lot for all the replies! Now that voting is closed, the conclusion is:

1) Upgrade PSU, preferably OC the CPU or buy new CPU, before buying a high-end GPU such as 6850 or GTX series.

2) Stick w/ the current spec, and go to either GTS450 or HD**70 series.
1) Yes, definitely upgrade your PSU. Corsair CX430 / Antec 380-430w will be more than enough for any GPU (and the rest of your system) that you have chosen to include in your thoughts thus far. Overclock the CPU too, that's why we're at overclock.net, not Dell.com.

2) Either way, you still need a new PSU. But the GTS450 / 550 or HD5770 are still going to be 100x stronger than your 8500GT.

Get the PSU first, that should be your main priority. Then get whatever GPU your budget can afford.
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post #46 of 50
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Ok, I updated my PC specs.

Considering that I'm going to OC my CPU, the cooler that comes a long w/ it is good enough? If it's not these are the following Cooler available in our area:
CoolerMaster V10, V8, Jet4, Hyper Tx3, Vortex Plus
Thermaltake Frio OCK
Antec25 H2O
Gigabyte G-Power Pro

Based on all of your replies, I'm going to buy either of these:
HD: 5770/6770, 5850/6850, 5670, 5570
GF: GTX550Ti, GTX460 1GB, GTS450, GT440

Now that you know my specs, would you please help me among of these PSU should I buy:
Power Supplies:
Hec Cougar CM 500W, Rapter II, Raptor Green 500W
Civo Switching 500W
Thermaltake litepower 350w / 600W, TR2 W0379RU 500W / TR2 W0093RU 500W
Acbel CE2 500W
IMaster Pro 600W
Cougar RS 550W
Intex 600W ACCOPIA DUAL FAN POWER SUPPLY
Across ATX 500W
FSP Supersonic 500W
Heatpipe Cooled 500W

Power Supplies Not Available in Our Area That I'm considering To Have
Antec VP-450 450W
FSP HEXA 500w
Corsair CX430 V2
XFX Core Edition Pro 450W
Antec NeoEco 520W


NOTE: If possible choose among the PSU available in our area first before suggesting any of the PSU on the not-available PSU in our area.

Thanks!

(You may also reply on this thread instead: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...su-cooler.html)
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Given that you have a Core2Duo, a CoolerMaster 212+ would do just fine. Although the Thermaltake Frio is far superior, I think it'd be a little over expensive for an older machine.

GPU wise:
Depends on your budget after everything else.

PSU wise:
The only one on your local list I've heard of is FSP and Thermaltake, and TT is junk for PSU's usually. You'd have to ask Phaedrus which PSU would work well in your local area. If you can get the other ones listed, the Corsair CX430 or Antec Neo ECO 400w are both MORE than enough for your planned build, and are very solid units (as is the Neo Eco 520, and the BP450).
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Given that you have a Core2Duo, a CoolerMaster 212+ would do just fine. Although the Thermaltake Frio is far superior, I think it'd be a little over expensive for an older machine.

GPU wise:
Depends on your budget after everything else.

PSU wise:
The only one on your local list I've heard of is FSP and Thermaltake, and TT is junk for PSU's usually. You'd have to ask Phaedrus which PSU would work well in your local area. If you can get the other ones listed, the Corsair CX430 or Antec Neo ECO 400w are both MORE than enough for your planned build, and are very solid units (as is the Neo Eco 520, and the BP450).
Thanks a lot for the feedback!

W/ the increased budget I have (now at $334 or P15,000) this is what I'm going to do:
1) Buy Antec 500W PSU (Any brand would do right? Since I haven't read any bad reviews on antec brand, just in case those 2 specific models aren't available. It's just that I'll be limited to a GPU w/c only requires 1 6pin PCIe. Well that's ok, cuz seems like I'm going to get a 5/6770 anyway)
2) Buy Frio OCK if 212+ isn't available.


Final input on this?

Btw, are you talking about this guy?
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Thanks a lot for the feedback!

W/ the increased budget I have (now at $334 or P15,000) this is what I'm going to do:
1) Buy Antec 500W PSU (Any brand would do right? Since I haven't read any bad reviews on antec brand, just in case those 2 specific models aren't available. It's just that I'll be limited to a GPU w/c only requires 1 6pin PCIe. Well that's ok, cuz seems like I'm going to get a 5/6770 anyway)
2) Buy Frio OCK if 212+ isn't available.


Final input on this?

Btw, are you talking about this guy?
Sounds like a pretty good plan. If the 212+ isn't available, see if you can find a Xigmatek S1283 variant (there's like 3-4 different versions, they're all the same). It's the same exact cooler. The Frio is just about going to be overkill on your dual core.

The Antec BP series are okay. If you can find an Earthwatts, Neo Eco, or Truepower New series, those are the good Antec units. The BP line is okay and won't harm anything. But the others are a lot better.

And yes, the guy you linked is our resident PSU guru.

Maybe, just MAYBE you can go with a cheap enough cooler (212+ or similar from another brand), a good 380-400w PSU, and maybe, just MAYBE be able to step into a 6850 / 6870 or GTX460 (non SE).
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Sounds like a pretty good plan. If the 212+ isn't available, see if you can find a Xigmatek S1283 variant (there's like 3-4 different versions, they're all the same). It's the same exact cooler. The Frio is just about going to be overkill on your dual core.

The Antec BP series are okay. If you can find an Earthwatts, Neo Eco, or Truepower New series, those are the good Antec units. The BP line is okay and won't harm anything. But the others are a lot better.

And yes, the guy you linked is our resident PSU guru.

Maybe, just MAYBE you can go with a cheap enough cooler (212+ or similar from another brand), a good 380-400w PSU, and maybe, just MAYBE be able to step into a 6850 / 6870 or GTX460 (non SE).
WOW, thanks a lot! You've been very helpful
I would definitely PM him so that I could finally buy the parts I need this weekend
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Samsung HD250HJ Sony optiarc dvd rw ad-7200s Microsoft XP SP3 ViewSonic 21" 1440 x 900 native resolution 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung HD250HJ Sony optiarc dvd rw ad-7200s Microsoft XP SP3 ViewSonic 21" 1440 x 900 native resolution 
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Logitech HID Zeno Power 600W TrendSonic Genius PS/2 Mouse 
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