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a 5850 really is it any good
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Yes thank you all for your help on this situation. I have been able to find both cards for $80 each and it seems like most people prefer the 280. My power supply is a Rosewill 400w I think this is it but I bought it second hand online http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product

Its a pretty decent power supply with what I'm running now.
Just so you know, that's not a good PSU.
The presence of 2 80mm fans & a voltage switch suggests an old and anemic design.

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Even a decent 400W PSU never provides 400W. Let's give it 85% efectiveness (only the top PSU models are 85+ certified).
That gives 320W tops.

GTX280 alone consumes 240W. Give it a 100W CPU (his is 95W @stock, OCd reaches beyond 120) and you're already beyond the PSU (meaning *kabooom*).

How about RAM? How about NB, coolers, and so on?

The 400W PSU can't, and never will be able to handle GTX280.

Computers use less power than you think. (Especially single-GPU setups)
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Even a decent 400W PSU never provides 400W. Let's give it 85% efectiveness (only the top PSU models are 85+ certified).
That gives 320W tops.
My HX650 can handle 900 W no problem thank you very much.
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Cool thanks, what about these 260's i see that say 216 shader?
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Around here Sapphire 5850 Xtreme sells for same price as 5770's and is as fast as they are in crossfire.. So get one of those if you can find.
Shhhhh i dont want those going out of stock while i save up
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Computers use less power than you think. (Especially single-GPU setups)
Maybe. But 1xGTX260 uses 240W load and 1x95W CPU OCd uses 110W load, total of 350W for 2 components only. It doesn't really matter how much the rest uses, if the PSU can't provide solid 400+.
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Cool thanks, what about these 260's i see that say 216 shader?
Those are roughly on par with 4870s & 5770s
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Maybe. But 1xGTX260 uses 240W load and 1x95W CPU OCd uses 110W load, total of 350W for 2 components only. It doesn't really matter how much the rest uses, if the PSU can't provide solid 400+.
One 260 will NOT pull that much juice. That is more likely a complete system power draw you are lookin at. In fact, I will be my house on the fact that a 260 doesn't need that much juice.
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One 260 will NOT pull that much juice. That is more likely a complete system power draw you are lookin at. In fact, I will be my house on the fact that a 260 doesn't need that much juice.
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So your link just proved my point. It says right in there that it only pulls 180 watts, not the 240 you mentioned.
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