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    Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    I'm pretty sure it would.

    Using the PSU calculator as a guide, it states that 355watts would be enough. I just wanted to know from you guys what your take on it is.

    Now I just need to choose one...scan doesn't have any of the editions with the 3rd party coolers on them
    I don't want to have to deal with the heat issue...its partly the reason I need to buy myself a new one.
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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    depends pretty much entirely on the brand of PSU..
    what make would the PSU be? or what make is the PSU?

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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    Antec from his "system".

    Plenty enough yeah, NeoHE's are pretty good from what I remember.

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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    COol beans - Now to choose one arrg. I dont know if I should get one thats about £180 or a £210 one with a 3rd party cooler!
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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    Get one with 1GB of RAM

    If you don't fancy they extra RAM then the Powercolor PCS+ is very good at keeping things cool and quiet. http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=860600 or the Force3D one here http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148210 for the best of both worlds 1GB and aftermarket cooling the Xpertvision Sonic http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...cat=930&page=1

    I guess I would probably go with the Force3D or the Xpertvision and probably lean towards the Xpertvision the extra memory is probably worth the extra £20

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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    Hmmmm if I look at this logically and technically as to why I want it. I wont be gaming in anything higher than 1600x1200 - And Im sure that even then there isn't a need for a 1gb version. So saving a few bob there wouldn't be an end to everything.

    With that said Ive never heard of xpertvision or that website its on! :/
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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    Anyone else noticed that they appear to be recycleing 7900gtx coolers on some of these new cards?

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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    Xpertvision and Palit are the same company if that helps and Specialtech are a decent enough company, I have never had any problems when buying from them in the past.

    As to the 1GB or 512MB issue it makes more of a difference in different games but if your not gaming above 1600*1200 then I guess it will be less of an issue, you can certainly see a difference in performance at 1920*1200.

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    Re: Would 430watts suffice for an ATI4870?

    Ok, thanks webby.
    Well you can clearly see recession hitting us. The sapphire card I originally wanted has gone from 181 to 191 to 196 in the past 2 weeks. Oh my!
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