Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado
I see it as only having 2 PCI-E connectors
I saw comments about the Corsair PSU not fitting in some cases, my mobo is a micro AXT board but I have a mid-size case, so I think it will fit.
I saw this comment on newegg "Another con is that the 12-volt ATX connector is 8-pin, so if you have a M/B with a 4-pin connection, it may not fit if the M/B has other protrusions around the socket (resistors, etc.)"
It does says ATX12v 4/4 and not 4+4 So I'll have to check my mobo.
I'm also looking at other PSU's, this one looked like a great choice.
So, essentially, I'd be stupid not to get the MSI TF2, and even stupider not to OC it.
My corsair HX650w modular 650w has split pcie cables to allow for 4 6+2 pcie connectors. I figure the TX would have that also. My apologies. The 8 pin mobo cable has never been a problem for me, and it won't be a problem with your mobo either.
The corsair PSU you're looking at is an updated model of the one I linked. Looks great.
The MSI TFII 560 is a great card. I got annoyed by it's fan because it had a turbulence sound to it, like a dissonance created by the two fans buffeting at each other somehow... but I'm sound sensitive. I heard the same thing in the 460 Hawk and others didnt. It didn't stop me from changing to the TFIII 570 that arrives today though, so it can't be that bad lol...
If you get the TFII 560, if nothing else bump the core up as high as you can get it without changing the voltage... because there is ZERO reason not to. If you aren't comfortable volting it higher than stock than don't. Mine shipped at 880 @ 1.013. Got it to 950 @ only 1.037, but it took 1.088 to get the 1000mhz mark. YMMV.
Here's what I've found when it comes to videocards... you hunt around and shop around. You do your homework, and for some reason there's one specific card that sticks in your mind. It fits the bill, for reasons that make sense and maybe some that don't, but whenever you think about getting your upgrade, THAT one card is the one that comes to mind. Do yourself and a favor and buy that one (whichever it is, seems to be the TFII 560), because if you get something else you'll probably regret it afterwards.
Or wait to see the price on the 560 Hawk...