• Best graphics card to fit mATX case?
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So yeah, that PSU doesn't fit at all. It's the computer equivalent of throwing a hotdog down a hallway.
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;34855878]So yeah, that PSU doesn't fit at all. It's the computer equivalent of throwing a hotdog down a hallway.[/QUOTE] you dun goofed
[QUOTE=Delrainn;34856083]you dun goofed[/QUOTE]I know, and it's too late to return it. TO EBAY. And at the same time I'm gonna order a new one that's not incredibly tiny.
consult us first!
The PSU market is like a minefield (quite literally) for inexperienced people. With GPUs, you can at least sort [I]something[/I] out from the numbers given, but "500W" doesn't tell you any fucking thing on it's own.
[QUOTE=Shadaez;34859562]consult us first![/QUOTE] Well uh, looking at a CoolerMaster 450W right now. They're a pretty good brand,riiiiiight?
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;34866768]Well uh, looking at a CoolerMaster 450W right now. They're a pretty good brand,riiiiiight?[/QUOTE] What he means is "Let us choose". Cooler Master is fine, but it depends on the PSU model, really. What's your budget for the PSU?
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34867294]What he means is "Let us choose". Cooler Master is fine, but it depends on the PSU model, really. What's your budget for the PSU?[/QUOTE] I'd prefer to stay under $50...still need to get a graphics card. Was looking at this: [url]http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Supply-RS460-PSAR-J3-US/dp/B002G1YPHK/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330151705&sr=1-2[/url]
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;34870779]I'd prefer to stay under $50...still need to get a graphics card. Was looking at this: [url]http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Supply-RS460-PSAR-J3-US/dp/B002G1YPHK/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330151705&sr=1-2[/url][/QUOTE] Apparently it has (almost) the exact same internals as the 400W, and can't actually deliver 460W. It also has only one 6-pin PCI-E connector, which leaves you with a pretty bad upgrading path. This guy here is a bit better: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194090[/url] But still, you shouldn't skimp on a PSU.
Also, I ended up grabbing a GTS450 for $60, because I couldn't find a decently priced 5770/6770.
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;34902492]Also, I ended up grabbing a GTS450 for $60, because I couldn't find a decently priced 5770/6770.[/QUOTE] For 60$ it's an okay deal, but I generally don't recommend that card.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34906136]For 60$ it's an okay deal, but I generally don't recommend that card.[/QUOTE] why is that? I researched it and it seems pretty comparable to a 5770, if a little bit weaker.
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;34917090]why is that? I researched it and it seems pretty comparable to a 5770, if a little bit weaker.[/QUOTE] Yah it's around the same performance as an HD 5770, faster and slower in different scenarios. The issue is that the HD 5770 is two generations old.
[QUOTE=garrynohome;34920210]Yah it's around the same performance as an HD 5770, faster and slower in different scenarios. The issue is that the HD 5770 is two generations old.[/QUOTE]Well to be honest, most of my games aren't super graphic intensive. At least, not right now they aren't. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is probably the most intense.
I think you would be fine with a GTS 450 is that's the most demanding game you play. I was fine with an E6400 overclocked to 2.7GHz, a HD 4670, and 4gb of ram at 1440x900 playing the first two games in the series.
[QUOTE=Makol;34921811]I think you would be fine with a GTS 450 is that's the most demanding game you play. I was fine with an E6400 overclocked to 2.7GHz, a HD 4670, and 4gb of ram at 1440x900 playing the first two games in the series.[/QUOTE] It helps greatly that my monitor from 2004 (lol) only goes to 1280x1024. But it's a quality monitor, so I'll probably use it until it blows up or something. Apparently the GTS450 can be overclocked quite nicely as well, so I might do that a little bit. I might play Skyrim at some point, but not for a while. I can deal with less-than Ultra graphics...considering I'm upgrading from integrated laptop graphics. And apparently the one I got is actually already overclocked slightly. Fuck yeah.
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;34922036]It helps greatly that my monitor from 2004 (lol) only goes to 1280x1024. But it's a quality monitor, so I'll probably use it until it blows up or something. Apparently the GTS450 can be overclocked quite nicely as well, so I might do that a little bit. I might play Skyrim at some point, but not for a while. I can deal with less-than Ultra graphics...considering I'm upgrading from integrated laptop graphics. And apparently the one I got is actually already overclocked slightly. Fuck yeah.[/QUOTE] Skyrim is pretty easy to run, you just need a good CPU because the devs are awful and should feel bad. [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] with that i3 and the 450 at that resolution, you'll probably be able to run it maxed, on a low amount of AA.
[QUOTE=Shadaez;34923619]Skyrim is pretty easy to run, you just need a good CPU because the devs are awful and should feel bad. [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] with that i3 and the 450 at that resolution, you'll probably be able to run it maxed, on a low amount of AA.[/QUOTE] Cool. I'm just waiting for shipping now. SO SLOW.
The GTS450 barely fit, but it's in there. [img]http://i.imgur.com/sQDei.png[/img] Not bad for $300. Not bad at all.
what? how did it barely fit when my 460 has tons of room
[QUOTE=Shadaez;35001585]what? how did it barely fit when my 460 has tons of room[/QUOTE] Well, I should rephrase. It has plenty of room, my motherboard is just badly laid out...the SATA plugs are pretty much directly beneath where the back end of the graphics card sits. I got it all sorted out, though. It was still a 10 minute process of arranging wires and such. Also, just look at it. Huuuuge. [img]http://www.hkepc.com/database/images/2010/09/640x480/1018093979605035564.jpg[/img] Also I haven't gotten a chance to test the graphics yet...Steam is still downloading all my games. ;_;
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34876709]Apparently it has (almost) the exact same internals as the 400W, and can't actually deliver 460W. It also has only one 6-pin PCI-E connector, which leaves you with a pretty bad upgrading path. This guy here is a bit better: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194090[/url] But still, you shouldn't skimp on a PSU.[/QUOTE] Seems like everyone told me NOT to go with that PSU when I asked about it in December. Ended up buying an Antec Neo-Eco 520W that makes easy work of my GTX 460. I'd recommend the Antec Neo-Eco 400W [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029[/url] , which does awesome on most low end cards. For comparison, my friend runs a Radeon 6870 using a similar PSU.
[QUOTE=daschnek;35002457]Seems like everyone told me NOT to go with that PSU when I asked about it in December. Ended up buying an Antec Neo-Eco 520W that makes easy work of my GTX 460. I'd recommend the Antec Neo-Eco 400W [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029[/url] , which does awesome on most low end cards. For comparison, my friend runs a Radeon 6870 using a similar PSU.[/QUOTE] Well so far my 460W PSU is doing fine, though I haven't done any true gaming with it yet.
[QUOTE=silverhawk79;35002581]Well so far my 460W PSU is doing fine, though I haven't done any true gaming with it yet.[/QUOTE] Hopefully the PSU will hold up; as it is not the wattage that determines the PSU. The quality of the internals is the main factor, and the Neo-Eco does quite well here.
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