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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
Even crossfired 6870s don't consume 550w.

not necessary for one

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/301
Heh, just realized I'm on a non-CF/SLI board so it'd cost more to CF then to just buy a newer GPU in the future.

How does amazon's RMA process compare to Newegg, in case something goes wrong?
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
Even crossfired 6870s don't consume 550w.

not necessary for one

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/301
I'd rather go with the site's recommendations; rather than a bench-marking site.
post #13 of 17
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I'd rather go with the site's recommendations; rather than a bench-marking site.
The benchmark measures power draw from the wall. In what way is it less reputable than the manufacturer recommendation? here, have more benchmarks

I guess they're all wrong

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1445/17/

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...firex-review/4

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...s,2776-22.html
    
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The benchmark measures power draw from the wall. In what way is it less reputable than the manufacturer recommendation? here, have more benchmarks

I guess they're all wrong

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1445/17/

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...firex-review/4

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...s,2776-22.html
I never said they're wrong. I said I'd rather believe in the manufacturer.
Each individual card draws a different amount of power. A MSI card will draw a different amount of power than a sapphire most likely. The manufacturer site says 550w, they're trying to give you enough power regardless of what card you get. (MSI, Sapphire, etc)
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I never said they're wrong. I said I'd rather believe in the manufacturer.
Each individual card draws a different amount of power. A MSI card will draw a different amount of power than a sapphire most likely. The manufacturer site says 550w, they're trying to give you enough power regardless of what card you get. (MSI, Sapphire, etc)
What are you talking about? a reference card is a reference card is a reference card.

Unless a card SPECIFICALLY has more power draw capabilities thrown on to the PCB [like an evga classified card for example] there is no way it can consume more power.

Even if you buy pre overclocked versions, etc. there is no way you will shoot up to 550w out of 1 6870. it just seriously can't happen
    
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post #16 of 17
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Deciding to go with a 6850 (saves about $40-$50)

Which one of these would work the best:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161384 (XFX $130 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150573 (HIS $135 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908 (Sapphire $135 after rebate)
post #17 of 17
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Deciding to go with a 6850 (saves about $40-$50)

Which one of these would work the best:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161384 (XFX $130 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150573 (HIS $135 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908 (Sapphire $135 after rebate)
xfx one runs cooler but louder [it has a vapor chamber heatsink], has a lifetime warranty. modder friendly warranty which allows for you to take off the cooler without voiding it. it is also transferrable [the warranty, that is]

HIS has a 2 year warranty, doesn't transfer, runs a bit hotter but has a cheaper base price

sapphire has a 3 year IIRC, not sure if it's transferable. Cooler is pretty good. It's either as good as or just below the XFX one.

TBH they're all good choices.
    
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