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Old 05-03-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default Is this deal worth it? 9600gso

Pretty sure everyone has seen this deal
http://shop4.frys.com/product/5837943
Before this I was thinking about a 4770 or a 4830 but I only have this PSU
http://www.directron.com/as420w.html

Would it be better to get one of the better two, or just jump on this deal?

Would this PSU be sufficient?
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is this deal worth it? 9600gso

You PSU is a bit on the low side for an HD 4770 or HD4830 as they both require at least 450W. It may be fine, but I can't say for sure.

They are both better performing cards than the 9600GSO. Unless you have a Fry's nearby, you may not be able to get it as it's unavailable for shipping.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:53 AM   #3
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The HD 4770 actually consumes less power than the 9600GSO, you'd still be taking a little bit of a risk but it will definitely be worth it if you can run it as the HD 4770 is a much faster card.
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Default Re: Is this deal worth it? 9600gso

Hmm if it can't support it what happens? Does the card short circuit? The PSU die?

If so I can just buy a new PSU but it would have to be as cheap as possible :P but still stable
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Hmm if it can't support it what happens? Does the card short circuit? The PSU die?
It won't damage anything. You will just get a lockup/reboot in intense games and that's all.
There's no harm in trying.
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