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Old 09-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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i was looking at 4850 or GTS 250, then i saw the 4870 which is a complete overkill for my system lol but its 20bucks moresame price after mail in rebate and down the road it would last me for a while BUT here it is By the way
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-436-_-Product

i wouldnt say my case has the best airflow. so my question is do u think it would be fine if i used it. people say it can get hot and i mean i dont want it overheating and stuff. my psus is 430 it reqs 450 but mine would be fine. but the heat issue. i think it would be fine but im not sure anyone schime in on this or how ever u spell it. because for the price its a kick ass card. and if you guys wouldnt recomend it

heres my other 2 options
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150351

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=GTS%20250

i dont really take sides on the cards because i know both will run w/e i want them to so thanks for the imput guys and thanks for your time January 18th i turn 16 and plan on getting a job and thats when im gonna build my own PC. and this card will last till then/ and by then i could crossfire if i got the 4870
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i was looking at 4850 or GTS 250, then i saw the 4870 which is a complete overkill for my system lol but its 20bucks moresame price after mail in rebate and down the road it would last me for a while BUT here it is By the way
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-436-_-Product

i wouldnt say my case has the best airflow. so my question is do u think it would be fine if i used it. people say it can get hot and i mean i dont want it overheating and stuff. my psus is 430 it reqs 450 but mine would be fine. but the heat issue. i think it would be fine but im not sure anyone schime in on this or how ever u spell it. because for the price its a kick ass card. and if you guys wouldnt recomend it

heres my other 2 options
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150351

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=GTS%20250

i dont really take sides on the cards because i know both will run w/e i want them to so thanks for the imput guys and thanks for your time
if air flow in your case is a concern, get this Powercolor 4870 for $5 more than the other one, it vents out the back of the PC and comes with a free S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game...
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if air flow in your case is a concern, get this Powercolor 4870 for $5 more than the other one, it vents out the back of the PC and comes with a free S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game...
Theres another problem their it uses more power, and also doesnt come with 4pin's to 6pin, my powersupply has 4 extra 4pins and the XFX comes with two of them.. another thought is i could just set a fan to blow into my computer i did it once before and it lowered by like 10c
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the GTS 250 is a rebadge of the 9800GTX+
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the GTS 250 is a rebadge of the 9800GTX+
ok yes we understand that. but even so the 9800GTX+ is still a good card okay.
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Theres another problem their it uses more power, and also doesnt come with 4pin's to 6pin, my powersupply has 4 extra 4pins and the XFX comes with two of them.. another thought is i could just set a fan to blow into my computer i did it once before and it lowered by like 10c
explain to me how a 4870 uses more power than a 4870...? they both require two 6 pin power leads from the PSU, and if your PSU doesn't have any 6 pin PCI-E connectors I really wouldn't be sure it could handle a card like a 4870 in the first place, what brand is your PSU...? and how many amps on the 12v rail(s)...? most decent halfway modern PSUs come with at least one 6 pin PCI-E connector...
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i was looking at 4850 or GTS 250, then i saw the 4870 which is a complete overkill for my system lol but its 20bucks moresame price after mail in rebate and down the road it would last me for a while BUT here it is By the way
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-436-_-Product

i wouldnt say my case has the best airflow. so my question is do u think it would be fine if i used it. people say it can get hot and i mean i dont want it overheating and stuff. my psus is 430 it reqs 450 but mine would be fine. but the heat issue. i think it would be fine but im not sure anyone schime in on this or how ever u spell it. because for the price its a kick ass card. and if you guys wouldnt recomend it

heres my other 2 options
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150351

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=GTS%20250

i dont really take sides on the cards because i know both will run w/e i want them to so thanks for the imput guys and thanks for your time January 18th i turn 16 and plan on getting a job and thats when im gonna build my own PC. and this card will last till then/ and by then i could crossfire if i got the 4870
I have the ASUS 4870 Glaciator+ - It uses a Non-Reference Cooler. My temp's are pretty good:

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Old 09-27-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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Wolvarine the XFX one says atleast 450Wats all the others ive seen say about 500wats. and its a rosewill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182170
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Wolvarine the XFX one says atleast 450Wats all the others ive seen say about 500wats. and its a rosewill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182170
i wouldnt use that PSU with a 4850 or 4870
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i wouldnt use that PSU with a 4850 or 4870
i know itll be pushing it but down clock a little bit like core down 50 and mem 100 , gpureview they both use same ammount of wats / and both recomend 450w but i think itll be fine but yes pushing it and my psu is powern my mobo cpu hardrive and the card only.

yea i just shouldnt try it u guys are right like really not even worth it and on a 17inch monitor at 1280x1024 completely retartd overkill and bottleneck so
although 4850 im sure it can handle , was lookn at wattage charts 4870 sucks power were as 4850 about 50wats lower underload which i think would be fine so either

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-297-_-Product
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-351-_-Product
herm. idk about the GTS 250's anymore though
but just for the sake of it maybe this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-178-_-Product

GTS i wont overclock since itll void BFG warranty but the 4850 will be overclocked to about same specs as the 250 so 250 mite just be the one 2 buy
and for any card being 1g or 512 just a 17inchmonitor so either work fine
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