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June 28, 2011, 09:30:21 AM
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Hey Folks,

i have a spare PC standing around with an older Nvidia GPU - i already sold that card on ebay now and am looking for an alternative from AMD.

Problem is that there`s only a 350W low end PSU inside.

Is there something better available then a HD5770 (~85W) for this box?

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June 28, 2011, 09:35:38 AM
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Depends on the quality of the unit (brand & model # would be nice) before we can make a suggestion.

I ran a pair of 5870's and an OCed quad core off of a high quality 430w unit for several days of looping Far Cry 2 benchmark at max settings for a proof of concept review.

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June 28, 2011, 09:41:55 AM
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FSP Group FSP350 PSU -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104051

2x 5870 and a Quadcore on 430W is crazy... The 5870 can take up to 188W...

Also the 5870 isn`t available in my Region. Will check eBay.
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June 28, 2011, 09:53:42 AM
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FSP and Seasonic (and others made by them) are pretty much the best low power units so you did good.

You'd be fine with a 5770 or 5830.  A 6790 does about the same hash rate as a 5770 and are occasionally on sale for less than 5770s.  But a $109 5830 from Newegg (in and out of stock all the time) is the best bang for your buck.

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