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Old 04-18-2008, 10:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: would this be an ok upgrade?

If you save for a 512MB version, you'll be even better off. They have the new G92 core and are even faster.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:33 PM   #12
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I don't want anything too fast..only using a pentium D chip..its the highest this thing will go lol
I wonder...would an 8800 be bottlenecked by that kinda cpu?
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:42 PM   #13
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It could, but the performance increase over your current 8500GT will be worth it.

You could save for a 9600GT. They are a bit slower than the 8800GT 512, but are also cheaper ($149) and you would still see a very nice performance increase.

A nice power supply such as the SILVERSTONE ST400 would work nicely.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:55 PM   #14
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was only a 400 watt...is that ok too?
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:32 PM   #15
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Yup. Both the 9600 and 8800 only require a 400W PSU w/ 26A on the 12v rail.



If you want a bit more power the OCZ StealthXStream 500W would be another nice choice for $59.99 ($39.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate).


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Old 04-18-2008, 11:44 PM   #16
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you wouldn't have any idea how long those 9x series video cards are would ya? I've got a mis tower (emachines w3507) so it's not one of those small shoe box sized ones

and where exactly does it say 26a on 12v rails? lol sorry..and I doubt I'll need anything greater than the 400w psu...since the most power hungry part I'll be putting in there will be the graphics card
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They are 9" long.
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ahh ok, cause I seen one of those 7800gtx and it was 13"-15" long...yeaaa
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:01 AM   #19
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This page from Evga will show you the specs and requirements of the 9600GT: e-GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:25 AM   #20
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I mean, how can you tell on a power supply where it says 26a on 12v rail...sorry I was kind of vague
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