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Old 06-30-2010, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 5850 vapor x question

will this card
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100282-2GVXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

and this psu
Newegg.com - BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
end up working?
The power requirements on the vapor x seem confusing.

I am debating on whether or not the vapor x version of the card is worth the extra 60
when my other choice would be the
Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Motherboard
NZXT Apollo Black ATX Mid tower Case
AMD Phenom II X6 1055t @ 3.8 GHZ
Rosewill RCX-Z1 CPU heatsink
Sapphire TOXIC Edition Radeon HD 5850 1GB @ 800/1175
2 x 2GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR 240-Pin DDR3 1600mhz
G.Skill Sniper SSD 60gb x2 RAID 0
BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI PSU
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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IMO, that's too much money for the vapor-x. at that price you could almost get a faster 5870.

i say save your money and go for the xfx 5850, you won't be disappointed.

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Old 06-30-2010, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 5850 vapor x question

That PSU can definitely handle a 5850 assuming it's being put in the rig in your signature.

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