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lol nice analogy.. and ive done research but if anyone can help.. i have the dell inspiron 580 so is there anyway i can find out exactly what motherboard
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post #22 of 31
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bump to compile my questions.. 1. what is a good but cheap psu around 500w for a newer video card 2. 5850 $165 or 6850 $150 both after mail in rebate 3. does any1 know what company makes the dell inspiron 580 mobo 4. by june or july how much do you guys think the prices will drop on the gpus
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post #23 of 31
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bump to compile my questions.. 1. what is a good but cheap psu around 500w for a newer video card 2. 5850 $165 or 6850 $150 both after mail in rebate 3. does any1 know what company makes the dell inspiron 580 mobo 4. by june or july how much do you guys think the prices will drop on the gpus
1. I gave you a list and several suggestions(as well as others) and still ask otherwise..research it yourself now.. 2. You mentioned it was 25 dollar difference..now i am seeing 15...you are still unsure after several attempts at advice from us.. 3. call dell tech support to see if you can get the answers.... 4. nobody can accurately guess...so go with your gut...
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The HD 6850's overclock to 900-970 stable with no voltage adjustments, and well over 1GHZ with a tad extra volts. With a 900+ core clock, it will be faster than the stock HD 5850. HD 5850's can overclock 1GHZ too, but need a voltage bump. Usually only the 5850 reference cards (and a select few non-reference) have programmable voltage regulators. That 5850 pictured is definitely non-reference, with unknown voltage regulator. If you don't care about overclocking, I'd probably get the 5850. If you plan on overclocking, 6850's have a ton of headroom to play around with. One other nice thing about Sapphire is Trixx (like Afterburner but I like it better), and 5 free game promotions per year.
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post #25 of 31
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alrighty soth i was just trying to get different opinion and i accidentally put 25 instead of 15... calm ur titties.. and dell support is retarted
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post #26 of 31
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The HD 6850's overclock to 900-970 stable with no voltage adjustments, and well over 1GHZ with a tad extra volts. With a 900+ core clock, it will be faster than the stock HD 5850. HD 5850's can overclock 1GHZ too, but need a voltage bump. Usually only the 5850 reference cards (and a select few non-reference) have programmable voltage regulators. That 5850 pictured is definitely non-reference, with unknown voltage regulator. If you don't care about overclocking, I'd probably get the 5850. If you plan on overclocking, 6850's have a ton of headroom to play around with. One other nice thing about Sapphire is Trixx (like Afterburner but I like it better), and 5 free game promotions per year.
hmm interesting.. i was leaning toward 5850 but 6850 looks alittle better now because i was looking forward to do a little overclocking.. and ive read that it supposedly handles tessalation better due to it being a newer product. 5 free game promotions per year? can you explain that a little bit
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calm ur titties..
pwned!
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pwned!

Not pwned....just don't wish to spoonfeed something one can research themselves...google is your friend... and since they keep bumping the thread when lack of response occurs...shows they want to be spoonfed....
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hmm interesting.. i was leaning toward 5850 but 6850 looks alittle better now because i was looking forward to do a little overclocking.. and ive read that it supposedly handles tessalation better due to it being a newer product. 5 free game promotions per year? can you explain that a little bit
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...ber_index.aspx
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Does Dell still use proprietary PSU designs/connectors?
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