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i was thinking of buying an APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-GN 680W Power Supply and a HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 Video Card for my current build ''a small build'' but want to make sure im getting the best i can performance and cooling wise (small case) i know apevia is kind of an off brand but ive owned 5 of there PSU's and all have worked well (one was a little loud) i chose it for the fan configuration so it doesn't take direct heat off my video card and the card i chose because i thought it would run cooler than the 6870 i chose the first round so right now im looking for ideas
 

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well..your original choices are pretty good at that price point..i'd try to find an EOL 5850 or 5870 deal if possible..maybe look for a 460 deal..just to get best bang for buck
http://www.aztekcomputers.com/01GP31366RXCOR-EVGA-2447910.html
http://toolscameras.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&get=topbaile&products_id=11993&zenid=p7qd7qfepq8tksppe8jl30cmk1
I would normally agree with you but the 5000 series is higher thermal output than the 6000. And I can't recommend Nvidia products, I don't use them or keep track of them.
 

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@Schmuckley yeah i saw a galaxy 460 on newegg for 120 but it sold out in 3 days and neither of the 58's out preform a 6870

@TheJesus that is helpful
 

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4eggs at 4000 reviews but only one 6pin (cable cludder) i could just keep my antec at that
 

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@Schmuckley yeah i saw a galaxy 460 on newegg for 120 but it sold out in 3 days and neither of the 58's out preform a 6870
@TheJesus that is helpful
that's false. 5800>6800.. they have more shader cores + are overclockable you have a 6800? wanna go do some furmark right now?
 

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Honestly, if you can put up with rebates and don't mind coming in below $200 in the end, I would get these:

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 $70 | Use code EMCNJJC63 to bring it to $58 | Mail in rebate brings it to $38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

XFX Double D HD-6870 $170 | Mail in rebate $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL011712&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL011712-_-EMC-011712-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14150521-L04C

When you get the rebates back in your total is $188

Or, you could get a GIGABYTE 6850 for $140 and after rebate it's $120 your total for that would be $158
. Which will leave you some room for w/e you want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL011712&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL011712-_-EMC-011712-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14125353-L04B
 

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the xfx card is too tall for my case and id have to wait for the rebate before i could buy the next item
 

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that's false. 5800>6800.. they have more shader cores + are overclockable you have a 6800? wanna go do some furmark right now?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/294?vs=290

Not by much, they also have higher TDP and power consumption. He wanted the cooler card, thus 6000 series. The performance is pretty similar, so no big deal.
 
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