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#1 blasteryui

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:19 PM

Hey guys, so the card I want to get is an HD 5850. The requirements say 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors. I'm not sure if i have these or not? First, are these attached to the power supply? I have this power supply http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148044 .. is it compatible? From the pictures I've seen of 6-pin PCI, it doesn't look like my PSU has 6 pin? If this is the case, is there a converter or anything i can use? If not my second question is if i don't have the 6 pin, whats the best video card out that I can use that just uses X16 slot? Thanks guys

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2105 with Intel HD 3000 Graphics 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 

RAM: CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3

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#2 bory504

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

The system requirements that I found for that graphics card is a 500w PSU with 2x 6pin connectors. Based on the link you gave us for your PSU, you dont have enough wattage for the requirements of that graphics card and it more than likely does not have any or enough 6 pin connectors. So you need to replace your PSU for that card, everything else looks fine.


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#3 blasteryui

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

 I bought this, this should be fine right?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/390643950918?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:02 PM

It meets the recommended specs for the HD 5850 so it should work fine.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

It meets the recommended specs for the HD 5850 so it should work fine.

its 850w, so i'm not getting 5850 anymore, gonna get like a 7850 or something. 



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

I'm no expert when it comes to hardware, but it sounds like if you go for a 7850 your CPU will become the bottleneck. The GPU you have in mind will be waaaay powerful for a i3, can anyone else confirm?


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:11 PM

I'm no expert when it comes to hardware, but it sounds like if you go for a 7850 your CPU will become the bottleneck. The GPU you have in mind will be waaaay powerful for a i3, can anyone else confirm?

Really? I would like a confirm as well lol. I just did a youtube search of I3 + 7850's and there's tons of videos ?


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:23 AM

That power supply will work fine, I just never heard of Kentek... and honestly, the price difference between the 5850 and 7850 isnt much, and the specs are not really that far off either so I doubt the i3 will be a bottleneck. http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=614&card2=678


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