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Old 05-17-2010, 10:29 AM   #11
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I have no idea what flashing is, but if it will save me 120 dollars im intrigued
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:51 AM   #12
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I have no idea what flashing is, but if it will save me 120 dollars im intrigued
Flashing is basically upgrading the BIOS. You would need to acquire the BIOS from a 5870, then use ATIflash to copy it to the card's BIOS chip.

After that, the 5850 will run at te same clock speeds as a 5870.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #13
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Everything here looks good, but I just don't like "green" drives for O/S partitions. I'll only use them for data and backup drives. I would recommend something more along the lines of this.

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I like that build, a lot... now I don't know much like I said but I've heard you need 700-800 watts of power for what I'm wanting. Is that true? Or is the power supply you linked sufficient?
You are incorrect. This PSU AR linked to will do just fine.
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