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Is the Sapphire HD 7850 2048MB best value for that price range at £190

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Is the Sapphire HD 7850 2048MB best value for that price range at £190. I prefer Nvidea and looked at the 560TI and 560TI (448) but the PC i am puting it into is only a 460wPSU i think off top of my head has 2 12v saying 18amp each.

Would this PSU be good enough to power any of these cards? And which would use the least power?
I like the MSI FrozR range but they are £20 more and out of stock currently on the 7850
 
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Ahh, thanks for the link will read through that. Would have preferred the MSI FrozR but the other is £20 cheaper so prob go for that. Always preferred Nvidea for the PhysiX and also it's mainly for BF3 but it's a decent for the price point :O)
 
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Is the Sapphire HD 7850 2048MB best value for that price range at £190. I prefer Nvidea and looked at the 560TI and 560TI (448) but the PC i am puting it into is only a 460wPSU i think off top of my head has 2 12v saying 18amp each.

Would this PSU be good enough to power any of these cards? And which would use the least power?
I like the MSI FrozR range but they are £20 more and out of stock currently on the 7850

To answer your question, the Sapphire HD 7850 2Gb is not the best value 7850. The 7850 is the best value card at the moment though and pretty much matches a 570 which, for some reason, are still more expensive. See Anand.:)
 
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To answer your question, the Sapphire HD 7850 2Gb is not the best value 7850. The 7850 is the best value card at the moment though and pretty much matches a 570 which, for some reason, are still more expensive. See Anand.:)

How you mean, is it not a good brand of card? It's the cheapest one available or Powercooler a few pounds more but then that's ref fan
 
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Hi - purchased the sapphire on saturday and immediately maxed out the ccc overdrive at 1050 and am playing all my games at 1920 *1080 - its fantastic compared to my last card and so quiet (iv come from a HD 4870).

Also, im running it on a 460 akasa psu and have had no problems at all - im not saying a bigger psu wouldnt be safer, but on the basis that it uses far less power than my hd 4870, i figured id be safe.

Although a new psu is on my shopping list at some point

cheers
 
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Hi - purchased the sapphire on saturday and immediately maxed out the ccc overdrive at 1050 and am playing all my games at 1920 *1080 - its fantastic compared to my last card and so quiet (iv come from a HD 4870).

Also, im running it on a 460 akasa psu and have had no problems at all - im not saying a bigger psu wouldnt be safer, but on the basis that it uses far less power than my hd 4870, i figured id be safe.

Although a new psu is on my shopping list at some point

cheers

Yeah i got him the sap 7850, DG Xonar soundcard and the plantronics 380 headset so PSU will be his 1st thing too.
Then move him from core2 duo to i5
 
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