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Old 02-07-16, 04:18 PM
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Kinda sounds like you need to upgrade your whole rig. That's some pretty old tech you're running. If you're looking to game at 1440 you'll obviously need more GPU power but you're also gonna want more CPU horsepower as well. That nearly 10 year old Phenom will get the job done I suppose especially if you've got a hefty overclock on it but I think you'd enjoy it a lot more if you has a brand new i5 or something like that to go along with it. Hell even a 8350 like mine overclocked to 4.6+ would be a big upgrade and get you a lot more performance out of whatever new GPU you go with.

As for the 480, with this apparent problem with the PCIE draw, I'd suggest waiting for AIB models that'll have an 8 pin or two 6 pin connectors.

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Old 02-07-16, 05:14 PM
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Kinda sounds like you need to upgrade your whole rig. That's some pretty old tech you're running. If you're looking to game at 1440 you'll obviously need more GPU power but you're also gonna want more CPU horsepower as well. That nearly 10 year old Phenom will get the job done I suppose especially if you've got a hefty overclock on it but I think you'd enjoy it a lot more if you has a brand new i5 or something like that to go along with it. Hell even a 8350 like mine overclocked to 4.6+ would be a big upgrade and get you a lot more performance out of whatever new GPU you go with.

As for the 480, with this apparent problem with the PCIE draw, I'd suggest waiting for AIB models that'll have an 8 pin or two 6 pin connectors.
ok i wait for AIB models but for the moment i take a new PSU!!!
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Old 02-07-16, 05:29 PM
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ok i wait for AIB models but for the moment i take a new PSU!!!
glad to hear it we all recommend everyone to have a quality PSU. When you are throwing £250 - £400 at a graphics card you wouldn't want a cheap PSU to potentially blow your system and kill it
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Old 02-07-16, 05:37 PM
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Tolemac xfx is a good brand or i must see other brand?
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Old 02-07-16, 05:50 PM
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Tolemac xfx is a good brand or i must see other brand?
I couldn't really say about them TBH these days although I had an XFX 650W core Edition about 4 years ago. I think it was only bronze rated whereas my Superflower is Gold rated. Maybe one of the other forum users can help you with that but I would rather have a Corsair or Superflower in my rig
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Old 02-07-16, 06:51 PM
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the 480 nitro i have see in the review that i can change the fans with another fans is true?
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Old 02-07-16, 08:25 PM
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Tolemac xfx is a good brand or i must see other brand?
XFX is pretty solid. They're rebadged seasonic units, who're one of the better OEMs.
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Old 03-07-16, 06:21 AM
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As above OP, Got a black PSU still going strong after about 4 years now. Seasonic is one of the best.

As for changing the fans. Yes you can, however it wouldnt be worth it unless you are replacing a dead set.
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Old 03-07-16, 09:08 AM
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the 480 nitro i have see in the review that i can change the fans with another fans is true?
As above post says and also it will be easier to clean the card with the fans removed
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Old 03-07-16, 01:17 PM
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You can't change the fan brand, but you can swap in new Sapphire fans. So you can get an extra set, paint them and what not if you like. There are tons of possibilities.
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