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Best possible card for a 500W Corsair builder series powered machine.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Cal_G, 3 Dec 2014.

  1. Cal_G

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Feb 2004

    Posts: 345

    Location: Netherton Ghetto

    Can't remember the exact spec as I built it around this time last year for a mate. Guessing a 4670k, 8GB, one HDD. Currently running a 7750 but looking to upgrade to best card the PSU can handle.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. ShivP

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Oct 2013

    Posts: 8,881

    Location: Leicester

    Any budget? Even a GTX 970/980 will run on that
     
  3. Cal_G

    Gangster

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    Posts: 345

    Location: Netherton Ghetto

    Around £250. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. ShivP

    Soldato

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  5. Neil79

    Caporegime

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    A 970 is more likely to whine with a Corsair PSU going by forum threads anyway
     
  6. Kirby Wurm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jan 2012

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    Location: Droitwich, UK

    That may be the case but while troubleshooting to find out whether my GTX 780 is the component having issues I switched from an Antec Truepower New to my wife's Corsair CX750 and coil whine is heavily reduced and virtually unnoticeable. Luck of the draw perhaps? Either way the 970 is the best choice at that budget (or any to be perfectly honest).
     
  7. jonnyGURU

    Associate

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    Location: California

    Depends on if that whine is coming from the graphics card or the PSU itself.
     
  8. r7slayer

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Oct 2012

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    ohh not another guy blaming the PSU instead of the nvidia graphics card...

    I'm sure if his PSU is going to whine and be notiable it would of done it by now. It will be 970 that whines but may be because of the corsair and 970 combo.


    @ OP just avoid the MSI versions as these seem to be the main offenders when it comes to the coil whine!
     
  9. Cal_G

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Feb 2004

    Posts: 345

    Location: Netherton Ghetto