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Old 02-12-2012, 03:09 AM   #16
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1. 17A + 18A = 35A NOT 31A that they indicated

you don't just add the 12v rails together so 31 is probably about right since the combined is always a few less. I have no idea why they think 31 amps translates to 470 watts though because that is indeed wrong.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:31 AM   #17
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I would say get a new graphics card:

6870(around 144 after rebate) or 6950(around $200 after rebate)(if you can unlock)- I wouldn't buy any 550ti, 560ti or any of t hose because they're too over rated and expensive..the 6870 is good enough for what you play and future games to come. An upgrade on ram -2gb more wouldn't hurt, but not necessary. An upgrade in psu might be wise; I would upgrade for a 700W or 750. Seeing the temps are pretty decent that you have right now, I wouldn't know what type of heatsink you have, but I would suggest the Coolermaster 212+ (which is on sale right now for $15 after rebate at frys) . You don't need to spend even close to $400 for your upgrades. At max I'd say $300 after everything.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:16 AM   #18
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So from what the last three posts say, I'm going to need a new psu. Could someone suggest a good psu? I've already ordered the 6950 and the 4GB ram.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #19
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That CyberPower XtremeGear Power Supply DOES NOT look reliable at all. The specs on it doesn't make sense at all - the numbers don't add up.
1. 17A + 18A = 35A NOT 31A that they indicated
2. 31A is 372W NOT 470W
3. 470W is equal to 39.2A

NONE of the numbers match up. This does not happen to reliable quality power supplies.
This is a good point, but if we assume the lower of those numbers (31A/372W combined 12V), that'll still be enough at stock speed.

eclipdgg - this XFX 550W PSU has more 12V capacity, and has been shown to be able to live up to its specs.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #20
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Alright, awesome. I've been meaning to change out my psu anyways. For the past year, its been making crackling noises. The fan will also rev up every now and then.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #21
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Alright, awesome. I've been meaning to change out my psu anyways. For the past year, its been making crackling noises. The fan will also rev up every now and then.
Uh, if you'd mentioned that before I'd have said change the PSU before anything else... :/
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #22
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Corsair 650w is good too but may be out of your budget
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:28 PM   #23
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I would wait till a 7000 series replacement for the 5770 is out or a nvidia 600 series gpu when there out. Also a 1080p monitor.
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