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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
1 year ago#21
AndreLeGeant posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
AndreLeGeant posted...
The wattage for a 960 is pretty damn low iirc.

A 960 is a utter waste of money especially with the 480 being out


It is except the 480 apparently requires up to 300W to run Witcher 3 and can fry your mobo.

It can fry your mobo? Are you serious? I guess AMD didn't test that out well enough. That's a huge f*** up on their part as they need to issue a recall on it.
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User Info: AndreLeGeant

AndreLeGeant
1 year ago#22
Fade2black001 posted...
AndreLeGeant posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
AndreLeGeant posted...
The wattage for a 960 is pretty damn low iirc.

A 960 is a utter waste of money especially with the 480 being out


It is except the 480 apparently requires up to 300W to run Witcher 3 and can fry your mobo.

It can fry your mobo? Are you serious? I guess AMD didn't test that out well enough. That's a huge f*** up on their part as they need to issue a recall on it.


They said it would top out around 150W. Turns out it not only tops out WAY above that, but it draws power in such a way that it may actually not even conform with PCI-express requirements and can fry your mobo. My understanding is AMD was trying to deny the issue although many review sites have reproduced the issues.
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anon_fire
1 year ago#23
justchill433 posted...
TC, was this a prebuilt? If so, you'll probably need a new PSU. Other wise I would check out the 480 or the 470.

Yes, it's a pre-built!
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User Info: fan360

fan360
1 year ago#24
I always LoL when someone said "I have an expensive motherboard and PSU, so I am safe with RX 480".

He actually has MORE to lose when they are fried.

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ArkonBlade
1 year ago#25
If you are looking at getting in to VR then a 480 is about your best bet.
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User Info: jhood

jhood
1 year ago#26
ArkonBlade posted...
If you are looking at getting in to VR then a 480 is about your best bet.

anon_fire posted...
Oh, I also forgot to add that I have no intention of investing into VR.

User Info: MasterFeeler

MasterFeeler
1 year ago#27
For less than a hundred bucks, you can get a GTX 750ti. $80
http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jzzv6h/msi-video-card-n750ti2gd5oc

For more $100 ~ $150, you can get the 950, which is a bit better.
http://pcpartpicker.com/product/FDx9TW/evga-video-card-02gp42956kr

For $200~$250
RX 480 8gb is the best.

Any of these can easily play your games. If you are not going to play any other games, I would suggest the 750ti or 950 depending on your budget.
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User Info: ArkonBlade

ArkonBlade
1 year ago#28
jhood posted...
ArkonBlade posted...
If you are looking at getting in to VR then a 480 is about your best bet.

anon_fire posted...
Oh, I also forgot to add that I have no intention of investing into VR.


Derp on me I read that wrong :P
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User Info: kelemvor

kelemvor
1 year ago#29
TC, open up your case and figure out *exactly* what kind of power supply you have, and how many PCI-E connectors you have.

You need to know that before you even start shopping. Also, consider looking used if you are comfortable with it. A lot of good cards are being sold right now by people wanting the new 1070s and 1080s. I'm picking up a 970 for $100 hope fully this weekend.

User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
1 year ago#30
kelemvor posted...
TC, open up your case and figure out *exactly* what kind of power supply you have, and how many PCI-E connectors you have.

You need to know that before you even start shopping. Also, consider looking used if you are comfortable with it. A lot of good cards are being sold right now by people wanting the new 1070s and 1080s. I'm picking up a 970 for $100 hope fully this weekend.

Good luck with that. Anyone who sells a 970 for that price is an idiot.
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