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If you're getting a Corsair CX get the 400, not the 430, it's better. Probably supplies a little more actual power too.
     
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If you're getting a Corsair CX get the 400, not the 430, it's better. Probably supplies a little more actual power too.
Yeah, but the 400 has been discontinued

And yeah, its 30A vs 28A
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
OCZ 4GB? The 1333 9-9-9-20 ones? (In which case, avoid completely!)
Yeah, thats the one. whats wrong with them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by themagicalflyingpotato View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZg-TAmS6bw

Thought it might be of interest, seeing as thats L4D2 maxed out @ 1080p on a sempron 140 and 5670...
Was thinking about a sempron as I will be upgrading my sig rig soon to a 6 core, I could throw my dual phenom in my second comp then. Have to think about that one.
Edited by pyra - 2/17/11 at 8:24am
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Yeah, but the 400 has been discontinued

And yeah, its 30A vs 28A
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post #15 of 18
5750 will be plenty for a budget machine.

I find it interesting how so many people loose perspective on the power of GPUs. Like, if it isn't a 6000 series of 500 series then you can't hang. The 5750 is the same card that comes in a top o the line iMac which has a native resolution of 2560x1440. Lots of people play lots of games on those machines just fine. Can they crank up all the enthusiast settings? NO, do they need to be able to? NOPE.

That price seems pretty good too. I'm not super familiar with pricing over there but it sounds pretty fair...

Check out this chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rd,2857-7.html

Looks at cards listed in the same tier, and the tier above and below it. If you can save a few dollars in the same tier then it may be a good move, if you can move up a tier for a similar price or just a few dollars more it may be worth it, and if you are really trying to keep the budget under control, look at your options all the way down to the GT240 (GDDR5) / 5570 tier. Even those cards can play games just fine with the settings turned down. Only bother going that low though if there is considerable savings to be had though.

Corsair is great, but the CX430 doesn't seem to be. Lots of bad reviews, seems to have a bad trend.

Eric
Edited by mdocod - 2/17/11 at 7:55pm
     
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post #16 of 18
A lot.
The stock rating is first and foremost utterly unacceptable (seriously, generic 1333 CL9-9-9-20 to begin with - then they stick a massive 1.65V on it! You only need 1.5V and not even heatspreaders on such RAM)
Second.... that has the highest DOA rate of all of OCZ's DOA-famous RAM
Third...... Overclocks like crum Doesn't overclock
Fourth..... Often doesn't even run properly at the loose and already-unacceptable settings it's rated for.
Fifth....... Usually priced poorly as with most generics
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by mdocod View Post
5750 will be plenty for a budget machine.

I find it interesting how so many people loose perspective on the power of GPUs. Like, if it isn't a 6000 series of 500 series then you can't hang. The 5750 is the same card that comes in a top o the line iMac which has a native resolution of 2560x1440. Lots of people play lots of games on those machines just fine. Can they crank up all the enthusiast settings? NO, do they need to be able to? NOPE.

That price seems pretty good too. I'm not super familiar with pricing over there but it sounds pretty fair...

Check out this chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rd,2857-7.html

Looks at cards listed in the same tier, and the tier above and below it. If you can save a few dollars in the same tier then it may be a good move, if you can move up a tier for a similar price or just a few dollars more it may be worth it, and if you are really trying to keep the budget under control, look at your options all the way down to the GT240 (GDDR5) / 5570 tier. Even those cards can play games just fine with the settings turned down. Only bother going that low though if there is considerable savings to be had though.

Corsair is great, but the CX430 doesn't seem to be. Lots of bad reviews, seems to have a bad trend.

Eric
Heck, even a 5670 is pretty damn good, even with a flippin' sempron 140!
Also, the CX430 is working fine for me, i've had it for quite a while now
Very silent, and i think its 80+
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post #18 of 18
Whenever anyone steps on Corsairs toes about that CX430, which is a known step down from their previous generation PSUs in that range in quality, a bunch of people come to Corsairs rescue. Yes there are working CX430s out there. It's not a terrible PSU. It's just nowhere near as *good* as most Corsair PSUs. I'd rather have one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034
     
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