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post #41 of 48
Why spend money on IDE to SATA adapters when the TC can just get a mobo that supports IDE?
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

i agree with you buddy but
OP can underclock the 6870 as good as a 6850 but it not guaranteed that the 6850 will overclock like a 6870 thumb.gif

But what's the point in that? It still costs more and uses more power. (It needs 2x 6 pins compared to 1 on the 6850). I'm not guaranteeing an overclock, but most can do 900mhz core. (If the cooling is good enough)
 
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post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by tahayassen View Post

Why spend money on IDE to SATA adapters when the TC can just get a mobo that supports IDE?

because IDE is on a downhill road now. It will be outdated in about 2-5 more years.... If he wants his MB to last, he should get the converter....
besides, its like $20?
and that way he could upgrade his HDD to a SSD easier wink.gif
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post #44 of 48
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But what's the point in that? It still costs more and uses more power. (It needs 2x 6 pins compared to 1 on the 6850). I'm not guaranteeing an overclock, but most can do 900mhz core. (If the cooling is good enough)
if he goes for a 6850 can he get a PSU ??? better get a 6870 thumb.gif and underclock it and run
we can atleast reduce to power consumption that my point
post #45 of 48
Get an ide adaptor and use your hard drive.. Plus your case and psu (if you can) and pick up a good 990fx mobo, a 960t 8gb of ram and the fattest gpu you can get with whatevers left.
 
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post #46 of 48
Oh yeah and then wait for piledriver/steamroller/excavator
 
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post #47 of 48
Oh damm sorry man this is intel section.... Follow above said but swap '990fx' for 'z68' and '960t' for '2100'
 
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post #48 of 48
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if he goes for a 6850 can he get a PSU ??? better get a 6870 thumb.gif and underclock it and run
we can atleast reduce to power consumption that my point
He's sticking with his current 430w Antec PSU. It's nothing huge, but it's of good quality.
 
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