Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-16-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: uk
Posts: 1
Default need help installing asus hd 6850 card

Hello to all,

I was going to buy the geforce 550ti as thats all my budget could buy at a maximum of 100 but then i was told about radeon hd 6850 card been lowered in price to 90 and its far better, my only concern is instaling it, it requires a seperate connector which is only 3 a 2x 6-Pin PCI-E Power connectors required
I know nothing about cards and computers only my computer needs a new card,
Which card is better and if it is 6850 how do i connect it up?
are there anymore cards out there that are good for about 100.
power supply i have in is 500w.
Thanks
__________________

oGunnerso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
Jake-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 219
Default Re: need help installing asus hd 6850 card

May i ask why you need a separate connector?

http://www.avforums.com/forums/attac...olex_pci-e.jpg

If the connector is This ^^^^ Then you only need this if your PSU doesn't have a 6-Pin PCI-E connector.

I would also suggest you upgrade your PSU to a 600w+ PSU (Recommend 750w)

With a 750w if you ever wanted to crossfire you would not need to upgrade PSU again
__________________

__________________
Intel Core i5 2500K /-\ 32Gb 1600mhz RAM /-\ Asus P8Z68/GEN 3
2x 256Gb Crucial M4 /-\ Crossfire XFX HD Radeon 7950 Black DD
Sound blaster Z /-\ yourpcperfect.com /-\ Windows 7 Pro
Jake- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
Der-PC-Mann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: England
Posts: 278
Default Re: need help installing asus hd 6850 card

You'll need a new PSU from the sounds of it, but maybe not if you have a quality PSU and not much else, but it sounds like that card will suck a fair bit of power. ATM, I own a PNY 550Ti and it kicks most butt, so yeah... I think you should get that to save yourself the PSU headache, but it's up to you.
__________________
My rig's specifications can be found here:
Yes, I'm New...
\m/
Der-PC-Mann is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0