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Old 11-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #11
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Default Re: can my old psu handle a new video card?

Alright, well i'm thinking this is a good one then?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121268

Thanks for all the help, really appreciate it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:09 PM   #12
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that ones good
They all Perform the same (made by nVidia, then sold by the manufacturer), the only difference is the cooling, and the manufacturer of the card wont let their cards overheat.
But if it was me, i would go with eVGA because i like their warranty, i dont know about ASUS warranties though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130380
or dual slot if you have the space
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130397
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:13 PM   #13
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Default Re: can my old psu handle a new video card?

Asus makes an excellent card. They offer a great warranty service also. I've owned two of their video cards and they worked flawlessly. The cooling on the ASUS EN9800GT is much better than the reference cooler available on most 9800GT's.

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:57 PM   #14
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I definitely like them having one of the better coolers and I havent had a problem with asus stuff yet, i'll probably end up going with that card assuming it fits. Looks like it should though I may need to move the hard drive down a bay.

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:59 PM   #15
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Default Re: can my old psu handle a new video card?

Real quick question: Do you have a 6-pin PCI-E connector on the PSU?
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I don't believe that the Enermax Whisper 431 has a PCIe connector, but the video card will come with the needed power adapter.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:21 PM   #17
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Not sure really. This is the psu:
http://www.directron.com/eg465pve.html
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nope, doesnt seem like you have one.
But the adapter that comes with the card will work fine.
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Well the card is in and the computer powered up, so far so good.

What's the little black and blue cable with 3 different plugs on it for? It connects something on the video card to the mobo, but cant tell where it'd plug in and IF i'd need that plugged in.
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It's an S/PDIF cable for the sound. The HDMI output combines the video stream with the digital audio signals to have a single cable managing your TV-output needs, an S/PDIF audio cable is included so you can connect this cable from your motherboard or soundcard to the Asus graphics card.
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