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Yea thats my problem...this psu only has 36amps on the 12v rail and i read on a msi forum that the 470 pulls 38amps...so i think the 470 is out...however i was looking at this review here and it does suggest that the 460 runs circles around the 6850 but not the 6870

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-study-11.html
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Yea thats my problem...this psu only has 36amps on the 12v rail and i read on a msi forum that the 470 pulls 38amps...so i think the 470 is out...however i was looking at this review here and it does suggest that the 460 runs circles around the 6850 but not the 6870

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-study-11.html
Wouldn't matter which option you choose, you seriously need to get a better PSU. I'm guess its just an over-rated 450W-500W unit.


That's what hardOCP has to say about that unit.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...upply_review/1
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The PHD650 is maybe a 300 watt power supply that had a 650 watt label slapped on it and it is just a total rip off on any terms.

Edited by adizz - 3/1/11 at 5:07am
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Yea thats my problem...this psu only has 36amps on the 12v rail and i read on a msi forum that the 470 pulls 38amps...so i think the 470 is out...however i was looking at this review here and it does suggest that the 460 runs circles around the 6850 but not the 6870

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-study-11.html
The 6850 and 460 are about equal. Unless you're comparing an overclocked 460 to a stock 6850. If you got the money, a 6870 would be great too, it uses a lot less power than the GTX 470 and performs about the same. The XFX HD 6870 is only $215 after MIR @ Newegg. Go for that one if you can.

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Wouldn't matter which option you choose, you seriously need to get a better PSU. I'm guess its just an over-rated 500W-550W unit.
It could probably cut it with a 6850 or 6870, they don't use that much power and the rest of his system isn't exactly a power hog either.
    
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At that price range, Probably go for a used 470 or 5870. Need to watch out though as that 650w unit only pull 35a/420w on 12v.
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I know the psu is crap...but i am saving my money for a serious bulldozer build at the end of the year and i wanna make a beast...so i can't do any psu upgrade right now the psu will have to do...this is why i choose the 460 or the 6850 they both pull around 24-28 amps and my current card pulls 24 amps and nothing has failed yet
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You should be fine with that 6870 too i reckon.
    
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I'm also seeing a evga 465 for 199 on tigerdirect...maybe i should go with that since i can flash it later on to a 470? Thoughts?
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Wait for an Open Box deal on the MSI Twin Frozr 560 Ti. It was just 188 yesterday.
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gtx 460 or gtx 470

hands down, no questions asked.

the HD6000 series is allegedly slower then the HD5000 series its supposed to replace
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I'm also seeing a evga 465 for 199 on tigerdirect...maybe i should go with that since i can flash it later on to a 470? Thoughts?
The 465 uses almost the same amount of power as a 470 and is no better than a 465. The 6850, 6870 or 460 are what you will want. The 6850 is the safest bet for your PSU and it doesn't consume much more power when overclocked (unlike the 460 for example).

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Wait for an Open Box deal on the MSI Twin Frozr 560 Ti. It was just 188 yesterday.
He may have trouble running a 560 especially the MSI one which is overclocked. And its out of budget.
    
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