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stop being poor and get a gtx580

That's not helpful at all.
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by hazarada View Post

stop being poor and get a gtx580

Stop being troll.

550Ti would not be my pick at all. Maybe try to go for a 6850/6870 or maybe a 460/560 if you'd like to stay green. While not the best solution, you can always use the molex to PCI adapters cards come with if you don't have enough PCI cables from your power supply.

Edit: Just out of curiosity, do you know what brand/model your power supply is?
Edited by Sir Beregond - 12/12/11 at 9:58am
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I really appreciate all of your suggestions!

I've been looking at the H6850 and it really does seem like a better card than the gtx 550 ti. I just never really gave Radeon a thought I guess. Have always been an Nvidia user.

The reviews have been good on the Radeon though and I think i will give it a try. It certainly gets better scores than the 550.

Are drivers an issue with any Radeon owners? After having an nvidia card in all of my systems since the 3dfx days I fear that the transition to Radeon may not be very smooth.

Sir Beregond,
My PSU's brand and model is an Orion, model number HP585D. It sports only one 6 pin plug and I have only 1 white 4 pin plug left free in it.

Thanks again everyone!
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Originally Posted by tiepilot68 View Post

I really appreciate all of your suggestions!
I've been looking at the H6850 and it really does seem like a better card than the gtx 550 ti. I just never really gave Radeon a thought I guess. Have always been an Nvidia user.
The reviews have been good on the Radeon though and I think i will give it a try. It certainly gets better scores than the 550.
Are drivers an issue with any Radeon owners? After having an nvidia card in all of my systems since the 3dfx days I fear that the transition to Radeon may not be very smooth.
Sir Beregond,
My PSU's brand and model is an Orion, model number HP585D. It sports only one 6 pin plug and I have only 1 white 4 pin plug left free in it.
Thanks again everyone!

Believe it or not Nvidia has driver issues as well, so I would not take it too seriously on driver problems. Though I can say being previous user on HD5570 and HD6770 Radeon served me well.

Replace that PSU if you can. Unknown brand makes me very worry about its quality (and whether it can deliver its rated output).

Read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
Any PSU above in 500W to 599W territory will serve you well.
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I've only had issues with Radeon cards in crossfire, but they were not driver issues. It had to do with some issue on my old motherboard's PCI-E slot. Using a single 5770, I had no issues at all. And once I replaced my motherboard, had no issues with my crossfire either.

Never heard of that PSU brand. But doing a quick google search on it makes me think it might not be of decent quality, and I'm almost certain it won't provide the output without blowing up. You might consider replacing it with something more reputable and of higher quality. For one you'll have all the connections you need, and it will be quality in terms of providing the rated output and not blowing up when stressed. The link above provided by trumpet should help you out a lot. And I agree...shouldn't need more than 500-599W.

Also...update your rig info when you get a chance! thumb.gif
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