Comprehensive Gaming PC/Laptop Buying Guide
HD 7870 can only match up to stock GTX 580 / HD 7950, with overclock.
HD 7950 will beat stock HD 7970 / match up to GTX 680, with overclock.
For some, $50 more is worth that. For some, it isn't. So I gave two options for that part. :o
In a meanwhile...
We're on the page 25. Lock inc. How do we request it to be unlocked? D:
05/03/2012 01:30 PMPosted by KalganizedNo, it's not a typo. Radeon HD 7950 will beat HD 7970 when overclocked. Why would a HD 7950 lose to or only match up to a HD 7870? ;o
Neeevermind I totally misread that...
If you want to CrossFireX a 6870, you definitely need more than 500W. I would aim for a power supply with 4x 6-pin at least, which is usually found in power supplies supplying 650W or more.
700W is a comfortable value where you can do CrossFire with the 6870 + and still have leeway to overclock.
alright so from what im reading on wikipedia, cross fire allows you to use multiple graphics cards , which i dont plan on using so is 500w still ok ?
No, but then, that would help tell us if other parts in your computer is working right or not. So I'd swap the graphics cards and try.
Your friend has POS power supply?
It had the same issue on his computer, and his card behaved normally on mine. Time to RMA another card. I'm thinking about just buying a 7870 or 7950, dealing with these glitches and wait for it to come in, then RMAing this card, and eBaying it when it gets back. Not sure yet though. I'm pretty confident the card is bad.
And his PSU is from the brand synonymous with POS, Diablotek.
I've found this one: http://!*!%smith.com.au/product/XC7956/pavilion-dv6-6b02tx-notebook.jsp
Will that play the game well enough? Don't need anything earth shattering just very playable.
Please don't direct me to the first outstanding posts. This is more about the specific laptop. Thank you
By the way, at the end of my guide is a thorough guide for buying a laptop.
I'd go with a Seagate 1TB drive with 7200 RPM speed.
A newer hard drive will probably be a bit faster than the older hard drive.
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