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Old 12-28-2007, 06:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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No problem. that's why we're here.
wait i aplogize i have just one more question
would i need to have more than 450 watts since the card needs it and i also have ram and the rest of the compuiter? or is that a completely noobish question to ask ...
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would this power supply work with my machine?
Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Dual Ball Bearing Fan RD500-2-DB ATX V2.2 500W Power Supply 115V/230V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Retail
also i have an hp media center m7760n so i dunno about the size of the case and what not working
i guess i worry too much
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the 3850 uses way less power the recomended power suply, ati recomends 750 wat psu to crossfire 3870s' when really il be able to run it fine on my 600w.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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the 3850 uses way less power the recomended power suply, ati recomends 750 wat psu to crossfire 3870s' when really il be able to run it fine on my 600w.
so I'll be good with the 450 Watt supply, which is exactly what the requirment is?
where, on the specifications does it say a 75 watt pci 6 pin connecter?
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the rosewill will do fine too, I think that rosewill is just Newegg's generic brand. kinda like archers farm is to target. the cool looking LED's is a plus if you have a window on the side of your case, otherwise the FSP is a very good brand for power supplies.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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the rosewill will do fine too, I think that rosewill is just Newegg's generic brand. kinda like archers farm is to target. the cool looking LED's is a plus if you have a window on the side of your case, otherwise the FSP is a very good brand for power supplies.
which do you think would be a smarter choice? higher wattage and maybe sacrificing a litlte quality, or lower wattage with good quality?
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Well if both power supplies support the card you want then get the better quality one, you dont want it to die or anything. By the way the 3850 is going to be a dramatic improvement to your integrated graphics... Nice choice!
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i was going to suggest a 2900pro, as its better than the 3850, but w/ its power needs.. lol... nevermind
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i was going to suggest a 2900pro, as its better than the 3850, but w/ its power needs.. lol... nevermind
I'll just stick with the 3850
thanks though
im on a budget
and besides i don't need anything insane
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2900 pro is the same price as the 3850 and as good as the 3870 w/ a slight overclock
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2900 pro is the same price as the 3850 and as good as the 3870 w/ a slight overclock
what is the power requirment on it?

i dont know how to do all that overclocking stuff
i just want a good video card to play games on
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