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Corsair 650w comes with 4 6+2 pcie connectors
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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

So, essentially, I'd be stupid not to get the MSI TF2, and even stupider not to OC it.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 4/13/11 at 7:56am
post #32 of 40
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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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

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...
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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...
Yup, If the Hawk doesn't come out before my tax return does and if it isn't in my price range I'm going for the TF2 and the new PSU I linked.

Though, if I know I can afford it and I don't have to wait long I just might wait for the Hawk.
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This is pretty close to my question so I hope I can ask here. I have the ~ MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC, and simply put how can I find out if I can sli it with the new ~ MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Should they be compatible?
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This is pretty close to my question so I hope I can ask here. I have the ~ MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC, and simply put how can I find out if I can sli it with the new ~ MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Should they be compatible?
As long as it's a gtx560, you can sli with any other gtx560.
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Necro'd my own thread since my final card decision has changed and it's absolutely final, finally.....haha

I danced a jig when I saw MSI 560 Ti Hawk TF3

So I need new power supply ideas, my absolute max is now only $85 for a PSU since I took $15 of that to go from the TF2 to the Hawk TF3.

It must have a 4Pin cpu connector, and a 24 or 20+4 main mobo connector and 2 6pin PCI-E connectors.

I'm ordering the card and PSU on Friday.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 4/19/11 at 10:39am
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Necro'd my own thread since my final card decision has changed and it's absolutely final, finally.....haha

I danced a jig when I saw MSI 560 Ti Hawk TF3

So I need new power supply ideas, my absolute max is now only $85 for a PSU since I took $15 of that to go from the TF2 to the Hawk TF3.

It must have a 4Pin cpu connector, and a 24 or 20+4 main mobo connector and 2 6pin PCI-E connectors.

I'm ordering the card and PSU on Friday.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007
This one looks nice, with a hefty rebate
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007
This one looks nice, with a hefty rebate
Think in the future it would be capable of booting SLI'd GTX 560 Ti Hawks ?

And how about this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

Obviously wouldn't have the potential to SLI since there's only 2 PCI-E connectors, and using Molex connectors isn't recommended nor reliable.
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Think in the future it would be capable of booting SLI'd GTX 560 Ti Hawks ?

And how about this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

Obviously wouldn't have the potential to SLI since there's only 2 PCI-E connectors, and using Molex connectors isn't recommended nor reliable.
It's boot, but not sure it'd take hardcore gaming/benching. I think you need 30amps per card, so would need 60amps for a single 12v rail running both card, or 30amps for each card on separate rails.

This would futureproof for SLi in the future, but costs more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049

This would also work and is less after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207015
Edited by steadly2004 - 4/19/11 at 5:53pm
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Just ordered the Hawk and this PSU
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