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#1 Roadblock

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 11:42 AM

Hey guys, Pretty soon before i return to school. I was planning to get an 8800 GTS 640mb with the money I made working during the summer.. But i just thought of one thing if it'll be compatible with my power supply. I lost my power supply box, and can't find much on it.. but i know the exact name of it. The power supply i am currently using is called
"500w Antec TruePower"... I read about the graphics card and saw that it needed atleast a 400w powersupply, but i dont know if i have the required plugs with this the PSU that I currently have equipped.. Thanks in advance for your gracious help.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 12:25 PM

It looks like that Antec should be good to go, it has the 6-pin connector that you will need.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 05:15 PM

Unless the rest of your computer is up-to-par, with very new components, I would recommend getting something a little lower like an 8600GTS. I'll recommend this one: MSI 8600GTS
Unless you have a very good CPU and RAM, the 8800GTS will cause you to become CPU Bound. That article is a little wordy, so I'll sum it up for you. Basically, if the video card is much faster than the CPU, then when it finishes its computations, it will have to wait for the CPU to finish its own computations before moving on to the next computations. Effectively, the video card cannot reach peak performance because it has to wait for the processor to catch up. The 8600GTS is pretty versatile in processor range. I'm running one on a Pentium 4, you could easily run one on a Conroe.

Hope this helps.

Edited by Ryan 3000, 15 August 2007 - 05:18 PM.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:54 PM

Unless the rest of your computer is up-to-par, with very new components


Yeah check out my specs if u like in my profile, I got up to par stuff, build a pretty monstrous computer. Amd Dual core processor 6000+, i got 3gb of ram that run at 800mhz...... And thank you for the info Dc3 and ryan thanks for the suggestion




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