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June 05, 2011, 03:40:49 PM
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As the topic says what would be best to get?
My only concern about getting the 2 HD 5830 is power consumption.

What would be best investing my money in?

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June 05, 2011, 03:53:46 PM
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2 5830 if your PSU is at least 600w.

downclock the memory to lower power use.

2x5830 = 500-600 Mh
1x 5850 = 300-400 Mh

I picked up my 5830's for $80 a pop.  Look around, 5850's are over $200.

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June 05, 2011, 04:01:34 PM
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2 5830 if your PSU is at least 600w.

downclock the memory to lower power use.

2x5830 = 500-600 Mh
1x 5850 = 300-400 Mh

I picked up my 5830's for $80 a pop.  Look around, 5850's are over $200.

i got a 650Watt PSU
I already got a 5850 in there.

5850 use about 250 if im not mistaken.
How much power does a 5830 use?

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June 05, 2011, 04:09:17 PM
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I picked up my 5830's for $80 a pop.  Look around, 5850's are over $200.

Where did you find a 5830 for so cheap? The best I've seen has been $109 USD.

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June 05, 2011, 05:29:19 PM
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yeah : 109 was cheapest I've seen.  I got 3 of them friday from newegg @109ea.  Have seen them going for $120+ on ebay.

How much power savings are we talking about by downclocking memory to 300 ?
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June 06, 2011, 01:22:54 AM
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I dont know but I do know that the 5830 uses significantly more power than the 5850.

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June 06, 2011, 01:26:16 AM
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As for power, I have 4x 5850s in a rig, and the total system power usage is under 650 watts. All 4 cards are slightly overclocked, getting 300 mhash/s, Im not pushing due to heat. Very low power card.
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June 06, 2011, 01:43:50 AM
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5850 is really great, too bad the cards under $150 are long gone.

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June 06, 2011, 01:52:00 AM
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Not true. Im heading over to Newegg in the morning for willcall pickup on a A@#load of 5830's.

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June 06, 2011, 01:57:32 AM
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5850 is really great, too bad the cards under $150 are long gone.
If you're vigilant, you can sometimes find ones for under $150.
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June 06, 2011, 02:15:14 AM
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I picked up my 5830's for $80 a pop.  Look around, 5850's are over $200.

Where did you find a 5830 for so cheap? The best I've seen has been $109 USD.

here's it for ~103 after shipping

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