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Its probably also worth stating that I only have a 430 watt psu. Also I dont mind not having a beast of a machine as I dont play very many modern games on PC. Oh and im 14 years old so money isnt something I have a lot of tongue.gif
    
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Its probably also worth stating that I only have a 430 watt psu. Also I dont mind not having a beast of a machine as I dont play very many modern games on PC. Oh and im 14 years old so money isnt something I have a lot of tongue.gif

How many amps does that 430 have on the +12v rails? It should be able to handle a 6850 as long as it's above 18A (the 6850 requires about 14A).
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Looks like 22+20A
http://www.be-quiet.net/be-quiet.net/index.php?StoryID=17&ProductID=248&websiteLang=en
Should be a-ok.

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post #26 of 33
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Im probably just going to spend £60 on a 6670 then save up for a water cooler of some kind. Does this card looks good?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Gigabyte-GV-R667D3-1GI-Radeon-HD-6670-Graphic-Card-800-MHz-Core-1-GB-DDR-/380394477100?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item589147162c#ht_3977wt_905

I think that is a wise move.

Good price for a new card with a aftermarket cooler. Should stay nice and chilly.

Happy gaming!
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aw man..how hot does that cpu get? do you really need extra cooling? ..i'll ship you a phenom2 heatpipe cooler if you cover shipping costs :lachen.gif: umm..hey..i did the "hybrid sli" thing with an m4n78 pro and appropriate video card..it was bad..a 9800gt single card was much better..that's my recommend..a 9800 gt..or.9800gx2 from here...as someone else said..a 6790..would be really good.the "hybrid": stuff is a joke..
 
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aw man..how hot does that cpu get? do you really need extra cooling? ..i'll ship you a phenom2 heatpipe cooler if you cover shipping costs :lachen.gif: umm..hey..i did the "hybrid sli" thing with an m4n78 pro and appropriate video card..it was bad..a 9800gt single card was much better..that's my recommend..a 9800 gt..or.9800gx2 from here...as someone else said..a 6790..would be really good.the "hybrid": stuff is a joke..

I respectfully disagree. The 9800 is an equal match for the 6670. But it uses substantially more power, and runs way hotter.

When you add the 6550 of your APU into the mix, the crossfire pair is an easy winner.
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post #29 of 33
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My llano hits 70 degrees under load and the cooler makes a heap of noise so I want water cooling (Something like a H40 or a 620). Also if you can get dual graphics/hybrid crossfire/asymmetric crossfire (AMD had 3 different names for this -.-) working properly you can see big performance improvements. And as I say I dont need a powerful graphics card as I dont do super high res DX11 gaming.
    
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Make sure you OC that 6670 biggrin.gif
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