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Old 04-19-2008, 01:16 AM   #21
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Default Re: would this be an ok upgrade?

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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
just check the specs.
For example the ocz one that atomic rooster posted.

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Output +3.3V@30A,+5V@30A,+12V1@18A,
+12V2@18A,-12V@0.5A, +5VSB@2.5A
so that's 2 +12v rails, 18A each. So 36A total.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:36 AM   #22
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Another good card is the 8800GS, it performs better than the 9600GT at resolutions of 1280x1024 and lower because of it's 96 stream processors (the 9600 only has 64) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130333
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:27 AM   #23
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I was gonna tell the wife "honey lets get this one" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150253 but when I told her the price she wasn't too thrilled =p ...I suppose for my system it is overkill anyways...right?
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:39 AM   #24
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^^ a bit overkill yes, but there will always be a bottleneck somewhere. But as a general rule, never get any of those pre-overclocked video cards. It's the exactly same card, only difference is that they have overclocked it. You can do the same yourself. No point in paying for them to do something that you can do in 10-15 minutes.

Anyway, your best options would be the 8800GT (256mb or 512mb) or the 9600GT. (just got this one myself a few days ago) Both are awesome for the price.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:47 AM   #25
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I guess I'm gonna go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182021 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182021 for the psu

that should b ok..right? since I can't sli and whatnot
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:07 PM   #26
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Default Re: would this be an ok upgrade?

video card is great.
PSU is..well.. it's not awfull but it's definitely nothing great.
If you don't mind spending a bit more money then get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
It's worth the money. This is the same psu that I have in my current pc.

I also wrote a small review about it, it's here if you want to read it.
http://www.computervitals.com/forum/...4214#post54214
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:54 PM   #27
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bit expensive, but I guess its better to get a good psu that burn up the pc
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:59 PM   #28
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Default Re: would this be an ok upgrade?

Most all new power supplies have the auxiliary 4 pin power connectors. They are usually listed as a "4 pin ATX12V Connector".


If you're looking to get a good quality, inexpensive power supply that will meet the minimum requirements, the FSP Group ATX400-PA ATX12V 400W Power Supply would be your best bet. They are very reliable and built by one of the better power supply manufacturers.

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Old 04-19-2008, 01:35 PM   #29
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Thank you atomic...one more question and I think I'll be set

If you can fit the 20+4 motherboard power connector...should you put in the +4? the origional power supply just has the 20
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No. The extra four pins will not be used in any way. The FSP I posted has the 4 pin CPU connector, it's listed as a "12V (P4)" connector.
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