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post #21 of 32
I would highly suggest against putting that Xion under any serious load. A new HD6950 would be the choice of GPU's, but that PSU could very well take it out, and there's no warranty for that! Get a quality 550-650W PSU, if you decide to get the HD6950. Either way...I'd get a new PSU first!!! This Corsair should serve you well!
post #22 of 32
I'm actually not very keen on corsair PSUs I think they are rather over rated. I seriously recommend you get a new psu. The one in my Sig is very good value, it runs perfectly with almost no heat output. I'm very pleased with it and I highly recommend it.
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post #23 of 32
I'd go with an Asus 2GB 6950.
    
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post #24 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by jy360;13049337 
I'm actually not very keen on corsair PSUs I think they are rather over rated.

That is your opinion, and probably because you own one. I don't make suggestions based on opinion, I make suggestions based on facts and value.

Let the OP decide for himself which one he prefers, they are both good PSU's.

Review of XFX Core Edition Pro per JonnyGuru.com

Review of the Corsair Builder Series per JonnyGuru.com
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by rsfkevski;13049609 
That is your opinion, and probably because you own one. I don't make suggestions based on opinion, I make suggestions based on facts and value.

Let the OP decide for himself which one he prefers, they are both good PSU's.

Review of XFX Core Edition Pro per JonnyGuru.com

Review of the Corsair Builder Series per JonnyGuru.com

its not an opinion based on the fact I own one, im basing it on the best performance to price ratio. ill be putting another one of these in my sandy bridge build tongue.gif
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post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by jy360;13049720 
its not an opinion based on the fact I own one, im basing it on the best performance to price ratio. ill be putting another one of these in my sandy bridge build tongue.gif

Sorry to have jacked your thread OP, I'm sure you didn't expect a pissing contest to ensue.

Jy360, if you consider the $20 price difference, for an almost negligible performance difference, would that not be a better Price:Performance ratio?

We need our own Guru of PSU's to chime in here...Phaedrus...need your input on this minor debate!
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13048799 
Ah, alright. Should I get the 1GB or 2GB 6950, and from which company? Preferably one that has great customer service and warranty (that throws ASUS off of the list biggrin.gif). Please also include the price.

You not going to get great customer service unless you pay for it:

Extended Warrenies FTW:

http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/FAQDetail.aspx?Module=10&cm_sp=FAQ-_-Extended%20Warranty-_-120&Menu=120#120
post #28 of 32
6950 2GB.

Probably Sapphire for better customer service.
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post #29 of 32
We need to know the particular model. Xion's 700W units range from the PowerReal 700W, which is god awful, to the 90+ Series, which is a high-end SuperFlower Golden Green unit.

So what's the model #? Check your receipts, or open up your case and look at the label.
post #30 of 32
6950

there's no need for a new MB as the new bulldozer MB's are in the way!

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less driver problems, less microstuttering, raw performance so it perform better even in non-multiGPU games!

nuff said wink.gif
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