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5850 worth it on this system?

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  1. Pix New Member

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    Relevant specs are C2D 7200 @ 3.8ghz, 6GB RAM, Corsair 550W PSU (41amp 12v rail), Gigabyte P35 DS3L board, currently have a 4850 o/c with an Accelero S1 Rev 2...

    Question as simple as in the subject line, is it worth it with this system?

    Would also be interested if anybody knows whether I can reuse the Accelero on a 5850 at some point...


    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    What res are your gaming at ?

    Your PSU is a lil weak but can feed this.
     
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    yea you are close on the PS but i bet you will have no problems, and it's a great situation for you, with the cpu overclocked to 3.8 it should not be a problem
    and by just adding a very sweet GPU you can rock the house. And not spend a fortune!

    I like it, top notch!
     
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    Absolutely worth it. The 7200 @ 3.8ghz is plenty sufficient and I think the 5850 uses less power than the 4850.
     
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    His PSU is fine, 500watt minimum/41amps 12v rail good enough for even a 5870. He's running a 22" LCD monitor if you look into his "System Specs". That Accelero S1 Rev2 is compatible with the 5870, but not sure why it doesn't mention the 5850. Isn't the 5870 just a bit longer than the 5850? Look for yourself....

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=105&language=en

    ATI Radeon
    HD 5870*
    HD 4890*, 4870*, 4850*, 4830*
    HD 4730, 4670, 4650
    HD 4550, 4350
    HD 3870*, 3850
    HD 3690, 3650
    HD 3470, 3490
    HD 2900*, 2600, 2400
    X1950*, X1900* series
    X1800, X1650 series
    X1600, X1550 series
    X1300 series
     
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    You're power supply is not weak. 5850 runs fine on psu's smaller than that.
     
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    qft! psu weak ?? thats easily sufficient and then some for a 5870 never mind a 5850, seems a fairly balanced system for a 5850 too :toast:
     
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    Well I guess those were the answers I was looking for, cheers guys :toast:

    Think I'm gonna go get one tomorrow. And regarding the Accelero, I had read that the 5850 may not be able to take the S1 cooler without a little modification to the cooler fins, was wondering if anyone around here had any experience with that.

    Anyway, at least I know it won't be cash wasted so cheers again to everybody who responded.


    :)
     
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    Don't bother the 5850 stock cooler is quiet and does a great job at keeping things cool. It's almost just the opposite of the 4850's coolers.
     
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    Well that's excellent, thanks for letting me know that right off the bat, saves messing about if that's the case.

    Can't wait for tomorrow now!!


    :D
     
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    Yea man, go for it! I have two 5850 in Crossfire and I can run almost any game maxed settings! My average for Heaven was 40 FPS, but then again I was pretty much maxed out on everything...

    Games I run maxed out on with avg FPS:

    My FarCry 2 Benchmark (RUNNING XFX+Powercolor 5850) crossfire:

    Settings: Demo(Playback (Action Scene)), 1680x1050 (60Hz), D3D10, Fixed Time Step(Yes), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(4x), VSync(Yes), Overall Quality(Custom), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

    ◦Average Framerate: 57.72
    ◦Max. Framerate: 61.28
    ◦Min. Framerate: 49.12

    Crysis:
    *Average Framrate: 43.44
    *Max. Framerate: 53.32
    *Min. Framrate: 31.23

    CS:S
    *Average Framerate: 200-230
    *Max Framerate: 295
    *Min Framerate: 200 :p

    COD MW2
    *Average Framerate: 80+
    *Max Framerate: 120+
    *Min Framerate: 40-50 (during extreme battle scenarios)

    Dirt2
    --Didn't really check, however I know its over 100+

    Battlefield 2

    --Didn't check also, but it's deff about 60-80fps runs really smooth on max settings 4xAA

    I have several other games, but I'm stuck on all the good ones :p
     
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    Well I did it and I'm very happy I did. Big improvement on the 4850. And Erocker was spot on, the reference cooling design for these cards is very good compared to that supplied with the early 4850 cards. Quiet and powerful.

    Just need to find a buyer for my 4850 with Accelero S1 Rev 2 cooler now. Somebody will get a good buy as that card has never been hotter than 50c since I fitted the S1, and if they can be bothered voltmodding it, they'd see big gains.

    I'm at the stage where I just want it to work without too much hassle, so I am very pleased with this 5850.

    Thanks for the advice you guys gave me :toast:
     

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