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02-05-2011, 13:16   #31
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Provided your other components aren't too OTT (I ran my rig with 4890 off a HX450 to give you an idea) , and your 400W is a decent PSU, then you could get away with it. If it doesn't, then a Corsair CX430 or the Super Flower 450W are ideal choices for a 5850 equipped rig
Ok thanks.

I might try my 400W PS but I really don't think it will work.

I if not I might go for this Super Flower 550W since its only €4 more expensive than the 450W.

Does anyone know how much P&P is from that hardwareversand site? I cant seem to find it in English.
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Ok thanks.

I might try my 400W PS but I really don't think it will work.

I if not I might go for this Super Flower 550W since its only €4 more expensive than the 450W.

Does anyone know how much P&P is from that hardwareversand site? I cant seem to find it in English.
P&P is a flat rate of €30 no matter how large the order is, so you might have to look elsewhere.

dont get the Corsair CX430W, as i believe its a terrible PSU. - corrected

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02-05-2011, 15:19   #33
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Ok thanks.

I might try my 400W PS but I really don't think it will work.

I if not I might go for this Super Flower 550W since its only €4 more expensive than the 450W.

Does anyone know how much P&P is from that hardwareversand site? I cant seem to find it in English.
Not all Super Flower models are the same. The one you linked there is a very dodgy PSU. You want to be picking the Super Flower Amazon models:

http://www3.hardwareversand.de/artic...0069&agid=1628
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/artic...0074&agid=1627
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Ok thanks for the advice guys. I'm a bit of a noob at this stuff even though I am studying the A+.

€30 P&P is a bit out of my price range anyhow.

There is this 650W PS on pixmania for just €31. Do ye think it would be ok? There must be a reason it is so cheap right?
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Ok thanks for the advice guys. I'm a bit of a noob at this stuff even though I am studying the A+.

€30 P&P is a bit out of my price range anyhow.

There is this 650W PS on pixmania for just €31. Do ye think it would be ok? There must be a reason it is so cheap right?
Dont go near the cheaper psu's

Heres a good one for 59,90euro

Heres a review of it
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02-05-2011, 17:07   #36
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P&P is a flat rate of €30 no matter how large the order is, so you might have to look elsewhere.

dont get the Corsair CX430W, as i believe its a terrible PSU.
Where'd you see that about the CX430 ? From what I've seen of it in reviews (JG is the one the I remember best) Its a solid little unit

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory4&reid=214
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Where'd you see that about the CX430 ? From what I've seen of it in reviews (JG is the one the I remember best) Its a solid little unit

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory4&reid=214
i stand corrected. it must be another 430W PSU im thinking of sorry.
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Price increase

The HD 5850 is now €113.90

Still a bargain though
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The HD 5850 is now €113.90

Still a bargain though
Yeah, I just saw a 5850 in PC World, Limerick for €309 !
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The price has again increased, now it costs 119,90 euro, must be selling well then
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Got one of these for 113.90 off Pix!

Really smooth gaming at 1920 x 1080. Delighted....great value!
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Cheeky of them. I got mine before this increase. Still waiting on other components though.

Incidentally, I still have this from around 3 years ago, t'was very expensive at the time:

336401 OCZ StealthXStream Powersupply ATX/EPS,
600W, 120mm Fan, 4/8pin CPU, 20/24pin

No power inputs or the like have been added since then have they? This rig is a 5850 and an X4 Phenom. 1 HD, 4 gb RAM...

Just wanted to make sure she's still ok to use?

Previously I had a Socket 775 Core 2 Quad 6600 and a pretty hefty 8800. Top of the line at the time.

I'd rather not buy a new PSU!

EDIT: It also got fantastic reviews back then.

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Cheeky of them. I got mine before this increase. Still waiting on other components though.

Incidentally, I still have this from around 3 years ago, t'was very expensive at the time:

336401 OCZ StealthXStream Powersupply ATX/EPS,
600W, 120mm Fan, 4/8pin CPU, 20/24pin

No power inputs or the like have been added since then have they? This rig is a 5850 and an X4 Phenom. 1 HD, 4 gb RAM...

Just wanted to make sure she's still ok to use?

Previously I had a Socket 775 Core 2 Quad 6600 and a pretty hefty 8800. Top of the line at the time.

I'd rather not buy a new PSU!

EDIT: It also got fantastic reviews back then.
ahh the good old 8800 , I had an e6600 & 8800gt back then.
That psu will be more than enough, an overclocked i7 with the hd 5850 takes 319 watts in this review.
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i have a hd 5850 and i want to crossfire can i use any 5850 to do it
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i have a hd 5850 and i want to crossfire can i use any 5850 to do it
Emailed Sapphire about this as a load of people were wondering about it and yes, any 5850 will work with any other 5850
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