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Old 06-11-2007, 08:28 PM   #11
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You don't have to worry about connecting the 12V or 3.3V rails. They are just the power output ratings.

That card does not have an external power connector, so it will get all it's needed power from the PCIe slot. Oh, and XFX only requires a 300W PSU so you'll be good to go.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:04 PM   #12
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wow that rules...if im getting it right... so ur saying i can snap the 8600 gt xfx in without worrying about those amps and wat rail to connect with?


and how do i know wat voltage ram to order while on newegg? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=2GB+(2+x+1GB)
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:45 PM   #13
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You just need to match it to what the motherboard specifies. What board are you getting or have?
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:55 PM   #14
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...might have to actually order the pc first...lol. yea i should just order the pc first without the 8600gt and 2gb ram. like u see, i was planning on buying this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227014

with this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009112

and this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150229

AND:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227166
this. to upgrade the prebuilt.but i guess i shoudl just order the pc and lcd first and look at it b4 buying anything else. i got too excited. i want the 8600gt a lot tho. but if i order it and swap the 7300 le out, wat am i gonna do with a stray 7300 le?
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:09 PM   #15
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You might want to get at least another 1GB of memory since you'll be running Vista on that thing. The OCZ you picked out would be good, but you could save a few bucks and get this: OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800.

You could always sell the 7300LE here.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:24 AM   #16
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yea. i will order the pc by itself first. the specs say 2 OR 4 dimm slots.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:34 AM   #17
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A 400W might be ok, i personally would get something better, everyone seems to be forgetting that the rest of the components in there require power aswell.
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:07 PM   #18
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its prebuilt.
i might be able to swap out the psu alsso but im going to try to avoid it.
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