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Old August 23, 2009, 09:16 PM
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i wouldn't try it... go for a new PSU if you can... that thing looks pretty unstable, dont wanna come home to a fire...
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Old August 24, 2009, 03:55 AM
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Dinosaurs used that power supply. What are the other spec's of the system?
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Old August 24, 2009, 04:01 AM
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And the externally mounted fan just shows how absolutely cheap it is
I'm not saying the PSU is good quality or anything but I have absolutely no problems with the externally mounted fan.

In fact, you could argue that it would (in theory) allow them to use larger PCB, better heatsinks, dual PCBs, or whatever.

I think the new oversized Antec PSUs (CPX?) have externally mounted fan...
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And the externally mounted fan just shows how absolutely cheap it is

Anyways, once the PSU gets sorted out, I'd go with the HD4770. Faster card I believe and probably cooler running too. You could also just grab a HD4850 though since they're usually the same price or cheaper and it's a bit faster stock.

However if you cannot afford a decent PSU, then I'd go with the HD4670 since it doesn't require any additional power, yet it's still a decent enough card.
+1, I recommend getting a better PSU.
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Old August 24, 2009, 08:50 PM
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I'm not saying the PSU is good quality or anything but I have absolutely no problems with the externally mounted fan.

In fact, you could argue that it would (in theory) allow them to use larger PCB, better heatsinks, dual PCBs, or whatever.

I think the new oversized Antec PSUs (CPX?) have externally mounted fan...
Well every PSU I've see with an external fan, in normal ATX size, has been a cheap arse unit. I highly doubt the internals are any better.

Antecs are an exception of sorts since they don't conform to typical standards. It's far larger and only fits in their cases.
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