New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Lee » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:56 am

Not unless you get the better cooler options where it could be down to 60-70°C. If it's getting to 90°C though it will throttle back I recall or just crash the system before you do permanent damage.

Could see about a 3rd party after market cooler if you're really worried about it. They're dead simple to put on from my own experience.
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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Prey » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:36 am

I'm hitting 70°C max in Metro LL as I mentioned but the thing is when I'd hit those kinds of levels on my previous AMD gpu my machine would literally turn itself off. :lol:

It's nice to not have to worry about that anymore.
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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Jez » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:33 pm

70 is fine aye. Looking good there dave for the new card on that engine. It's a toughie on the ol gpu.

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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Scrappy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:00 pm

The 900 series runs around 70/80 max depending on your cooling. I don't get above 60, but I have good cooling and a nice cool room.

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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby DjchunKfunK » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:39 am

Just think of all the "free" heat it will be giving off in these cold winter months Dave.
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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Lee » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:43 am

Turn the back of the case towards you under the desk and have a good foot and leg warmer!
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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Monkey » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:29 pm

DjchunKfunK wrote:Just think of all the "free" heat it will be giving off in these cold winter months Dave.


It was bloody 14° today... Where is the damn snow, I wanna do some drifting in my van :cry:
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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Prey » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:04 pm

Had the new GTX 960 and PSU a couple of weeks now and I can honestly say I couldn't be happier with them both. MY PC is finally super silent after years of putting up with a horrible noise due to a PSU that just wasn't up to the task and every game I play outside of Just Cause 3 runs like an utter dream. Ironically after looking forwards to it for years I now couldn't even give a damn about JC3 I'm enjoying playing others games too much instead.

Rise of the Tomb Raider
Lost PlaneT 3
Dirt Rally
MGS Rising
Metro Last Light
Black Ops III multiplayer

All working as they should at 1080p and a solid 50-60fps on high or max settings. A part of me wishes I had switched over to Nvidia years ago alas I have now and there's no looking back. I feel I can finally look forward to new games without the dread I used to feel at least.
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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Mantis » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:15 pm

Does this mean you're going to be kicked out of Team Red?

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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Jez » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:47 am

Its a shame though, AMD are clearly struggling to put out a line of products that offer reliability to customers like Dave. I know he is unlucky somewhat but still. I think their gear is probably fine but its the driver support that's letting them down.

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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Mantis » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:04 am

NVidia and AMD have both bad their fair share of dodgy drivers over the years. I think Dave is just unlucky, I ran with AMD cards for years and never had a single issue. The only reason I switched when I bought my 980 Ti was because the top tier AMD offering at the time wasn't up to scratch. But now the 390 Fury range is out and offering a decent competition.

I don't think there's a great disparity between the two brands at moment. It's just down to personal preferences and which horror stories you hear.

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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Prey » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:44 pm

Mantis wrote:Does this mean you're going to be kicked out of Team Red?


I've not posted under Team Red on Twitter since purchasing the GTX 960 in fact I don't think I've even been on Twitter since then so yeah my days with all that are pretty much done.
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Re: New Graphics card/PSU combo. Sweet spot on a budget?

Postby Jez » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:26 pm

What was a " team red "?

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Postby Medicine Man » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:31 pm

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