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#31 maxim2boobles

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

What is the minimum PSU requirement for 6850?

newegg has the same deal

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#32 Fergywan

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:42 PM

What is the minimum PSU requirement for 6850?

newegg has the same deal


System Requirements Minimum 500 Watt Power Supply Requirement

#33 Hudson187

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:48 PM

FYI - I contact Amazon since I just bought 4 XFX 6870 cards in the past 3 weeks. They credited me $60 to my account so I could order DE:HR!

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:53 PM

Man 3 free games released this year with a video card purchase? I really wish I was building a new pc now. Those games almost pay for the card. I would consider getting this card but I wouldn't see much of an improvement since my CPU is my bottleneck. E8400, 4870, 4GB RAM.

#35 Strell

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:13 PM

Glad Gamestop doesn't sell video cards.


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#36 hbk

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:48 PM

I'm looking to upgrade my video card.
I have a GTX 285 right now. How does it hold up against those cards?

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:53 PM

There is a bundle that actually includes Shogun, DE HR, and Dirt 3 (some report the Dirt 3 codes are OOS online tho) plus a $30 MIB

http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.701843

When you add it to cart you see a coupon for DE HR too.


Is shogun and dirt using steam too?

#38 Emron

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:14 PM

Is shogun and dirt using steam too?


I can't speak for shogun (even though I'm pretty sure steam is required to run it) but the Dirt 3 code is a steam download code.

#39 karatebear

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:51 PM

Is shogun and dirt using steam too?



I bought a 6850 from newegg not too long ago that came with a Shogun 2 voucher and I can confirm that it does activate on Steam.
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#40 boneless

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:43 AM

There is a bundle that actually includes Shogun, DE HR, and Dirt 3 (some report the Dirt 3 codes are OOS online tho) plus a $30 MIB

http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.701843

When you add it to cart you see a coupon for DE HR too.


I can't speak for shogun (even though I'm pretty sure steam is required to run it) but the Dirt 3 code is a steam download code.


I bought a 6850 from newegg not too long ago that came with a Shogun 2 voucher and I can confirm that it does activate on Steam.


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#41 gordojones88

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:44 AM

I just got a 6970 from Walmart.com.
They are not a participating retailer.
You can buy a Dirt 3 code for $5 and a Shogun 2 code for $15.
It was not a consideration for me when spending hundreds of dollars on a video card.
But you're CAGS, you can't help it.



There is a bundle that actually includes Shogun, DE HR, and Dirt 3 (some report the Dirt 3 codes are OOS online tho) plus a $30 MIB.

http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.701843

When you add it to cart you see a coupon for DE HR too.



That is a really good card, dual-fan design stays cool and quiet.
This is one of the cards the reviews just loved, very power efficient.
It requires 2 6-pin PCIe power connectors.
This would be a very good choice if it's around your budget.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:06 AM

So far its handling everything I throw at it :D Wasn't expecting it to do as well as it is, only got it to hold me over till Nvidia releases their 28nm cards.

All three codes activate on Steam but when you launch Dirt 3 it pops open G4WL and asks you to put in a code to activate there too, for those that were wondering.
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#43 SeanTM22

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:25 AM

I was wondering if an Intel Core 2 Quad 2.5ghz with 6gb DDR2, and a 500w modular PSU would have any problem running this card (6870)? Im running a 5830 atm but its giving be the BSOD for some reason.

#44 theamato

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:22 AM

What is the minimum PSU requirement for 6850?

newegg has the same deal



using http://www.overclock...calculator.html , a quality 400W PSU will suffice.

key word is quality. if you're using a prebuilt PC and upgrading the GPU, even if the PSU is listed as 450W, i would get a new one. specs recommend 500W, but that is to account for the myriad of shitty (meaning low efficiency) 500W PSUs there are out on the market. buy Seasonic or Seasonic rebrands (Corsair, Antec). aim for certified 80+% efficiency. do not go cheap on a PSU -- it is the single most important part in a computer, as a bad PSU can take down an entire system.

on a side note, this is kinda lame. just built my new computer last week...got the HIS IceQ 6950. great card, although that newegg deal for the 6870 (with ShoGun 2 and HR free) is an absolute steal. that card will be more than enough for any game out now or in the near future (BF3, Skyrim).

#45 whookid36

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:26 AM

I ordered my 6950 a last week with the deus ex code and and received it a few days ago also registered the card with xfx and got dirt 3 which was a steam code too.

#46 maxim2boobles

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:10 AM

using http://www.overclock...calculator.html , a quality 400W PSU will suffice.

key word is quality. if you're using a prebuilt PC and upgrading the GPU, even if the PSU is listed as 450W, i would get a new one. specs recommend 500W, but that is to account for the myriad of shitty (meaning low efficiency) 500W PSUs there are out on the market. buy Seasonic or Seasonic rebrands (Corsair, Antec). aim for certified 80+% efficiency. do not go cheap on a PSU -- it is the single most important part in a computer, as a bad PSU can take down an entire system.

on a side note, this is kinda lame. just built my new computer last week...got the HIS IceQ 6950. great card, although that newegg deal for the 6870 (with ShoGun 2 and HR free) is an absolute steal. that card will be more than enough for any game out now or in the near future (BF3, Skyrim).



thanks for the link

i would bite on this deal if it was nvidia card. i had bad experience with ati/amd
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#47 gordojones88

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:39 AM

I was wondering if an Intel Core 2 Quad 2.5ghz with 6gb DDR2, and a 500w modular PSU would have any problem running this card (6870)? Im running a 5830 atm but its giving be the BSOD for some reason.



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#48 icedrake523

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:35 AM

FYI - I contact Amazon since I just bought 4 XFX 6870 cards in the past 3 weeks. They credited me $60 to my account so I could order DE:HR!


I emailed them since I got the Sapphire Radeon 6850 2 weeks ago. I got $10 credit. Better than nothing.

#49 Aquila

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:17 AM

What a drag. I just purchased an XFX 6870 from Newegg at the start of this month, but I would've waited to jump on this deal had I known. Maybe I should just e-mail Newegg and see what happens, but they still haven't responded to my last one.

#50 dejeckt

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:35 AM

This question gets probably asked a lot, but I'm in desperate need of a computer. I know how to assemble a computer, but I'm completely clueless on parts. I'm getting sick and tired of YouTube slowing my computer to a crawl.

How should I go about building a gaming/media computer on a $500 budget?
I would like computer that could run Deus Ex better than ps3 counterpart, and in the long run be able to run Diablo 3 on respectable settings. Basically a good computer that could at least run 2011 and 2012 games confidently.

My guess on how I allocate my money on a budget gaming pc build is...
$50 case
$50 psu
$120 processor
$100 mother board
$70 hdd
$60 ram
$200 video card

damn, I went over budget

#51 SeanTM22

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:42 AM

This question gets probably asked a lot, but I'm in desperate need of a computer. I know how to assemble a computer, but I'm completely clueless on parts. I'm getting sick and tired of YouTube slowing my computer to a crawl.

How should I go about building the most optimum gaming computer for 500 (excluding cost for phephirals and os)?
My only goal would be is to able run deus ex with better graphics than ps3 counterpart and the ability to run diablo 3 later on respectable setting.

My guess of what right price ratio for this build should be...
$50 case
$50 psu
$120 processor
$100 mother board
$70 hdd
$60 ram
$200 video card

damn, I went over budget


You can build a beast system with your price, its just comes down to AMD or Intel, and if there is a possibility of SLI/Crossfire in the future.

Only thing is you might need to spend a little more for a decent PSU, other than that you should be able to make an awesome gaming pc.

#52 icedrake523

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:58 AM

This question gets probably asked a lot, but I'm in desperate need of a computer. I know how to assemble a computer, but I'm completely clueless on parts. I'm getting sick and tired of YouTube slowing my computer to a crawl.

How should I go about building a gaming/media computer on a $500 budget?
I would like computer that could run Deus Ex better than ps3 counterpart, and in the long run be able to run Diablo 3 on respectable settings. Basically a good computer that could at least run 2011 and 2012 games confidently.

My guess on how I allocate my money on a budget gaming pc build is...
$50 case
$50 psu
$120 processor
$100 mother board
$70 hdd
$60 ram
$200 video card

damn, I went over budget



This should help. Read the notes below the main graph, too.

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#53 dejeckt

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:02 AM

@icedrake523 - Thank you for the chart, I was going through newegg and the system I was building ended up $700 (I really need to stay within budget).

@seantm22 - Yea I should be spending a little bit more on psu...learned the hard way if you don't.

#54 NEP

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:50 PM

Haven't read the thread so I'm not sure f its been mentioned, but this deal is also in effect over on Newegg. I just bought a 6870 last night and it came with a Deus Ex code. If you get the XFX version it ALSO comes bundles with Shogun 2. I haven't heard great things about XFX though so I got the HIS card.

#55 terra-kun

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:23 PM

I have the old Radeon HD 4870. Would it be worthwhile to upgrade my card? I've noticed some hiccups with it, and I'm interested in getting a free copy of Deux Ex and maybe another game while upgrading my video card.

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#56 gordojones88

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:39 PM

I have the old Radeon HD 4870. Would it be worthwhile to upgrade my card? I've noticed some hiccups with it, and I'm interested in getting a free copy of Deux Ex and maybe another game while upgrading my video card.



First page of google says yes.

http://www.hwcompare...radeon-hd-6870/

Radeon: 6870 / 4870

BFBC2: 70s-120s / 45s-56s

L4D2: 85s-130s / 70s-90s

CSS benchmark: 239 / 171

SF4: 118.29 / 77.81
benchmark Score: 9116 / 7048

SC2 90s-110s / 45-60 choppy

2K10 benchmark: 92 / 88-90s

Hawx Highest: 346 / 327
benchmark Lowest: 94 / 59

http://www.overclock...benchmarks.html
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#57 terra-kun

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:45 PM

First page of google says yes.

http://www.hwcompare...radeon-hd-6870/

Radeon: 6870 / 4870

BFBC2: 70s-120s / 45s-56s

L4D2: 85s-130s / 70s-90s

CSS benchmark: 239 / 171

SF4: 118.29 / 77.81
benchmark Score: 9116 / 7048

SC2 90s-110s / 45-60 choppy

2K10 benchmark: 92 / 88-90s

Hawx Highest: 346 / 327
benchmark Lowest: 94 / 59

http://www.overclock...benchmarks.html


Nice site you found. Thanks, I'll do a bit more research before I choose which one I want.

Update: Decided to go with the HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB from newegg. Same price and offer as Amazon, but Amazon tax hurt too much.

Edited by terra-kun, 27 August 2011 - 06:00 PM.
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#58 icedrake523

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:47 PM

@icedrake523 - Thank you for the chart, I was going through newegg and the system I was building ended up $700 (I really need to stay within budget).


If you have a Micro Center nearby, you can get the Intel i3/5/7 CPU for pretty cheap and another $40 off a compatible motherboard.

#59 DirkBelig

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:08 PM

As a diehard nVidia user with fairly current video cards, I don't have use for this deal, but if anyone wishes to sell off their DXHR code reasonably, LMK. I got my Batman AA from eBay a couple years back from the nVidia pack-ins, but would rather spend with a CAG.

How should I go about building a gaming/media computer on a $500 budget?

Check Maximum PC's site. They're constantly doing features on how to build a respectable gaming PC for relatively minor dough. Here's one for a $667 rig.

I built my current rig almost two years ago and spent easily triple your budget, BUT I used way higher end stuff than most people need (SLI, X58 mobo, two burners, etc.) and prices have really come down on some components. I spent $240 on the 12GB of DDR3 RAM for my PC in Sept. 2009; 8GB for my MBP last month was only $74 and that wasn't the cheapest available.

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#60 Armenius

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:38 AM

So I ordered a Sapphire 6950 Toxic from Newegg, arrived earlier this week, but still haven't received the steam code for Deus Ex and no responses from Newegg about this. Guess I'll try calling tomorrow.
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