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#1 lost_case

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:14 PM

Hi guys. I am planning to buy new graphich card because I am getting bored with the one I am using now - It can't run almost every new game and it doesn't support 2.0 shaders. I am planning to get something like nVidia GeForce 7600GT, and I am wondering will it work with 230W power supply, or do I need to buy new power supply too?
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:03 PM

Do yourself a favor and get a larger name-brand unit. You'll be better off in the long run.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:36 PM

''name-brand unit'' What would that supose to be? ( I don't understand some English expressions!) :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:49 PM

By ''name-brand unit'' , we are talking about a good reputable manufacturer. Some examples would be Antec, Thermaltake, Coolermaster, Enermax, Mushkin, etc. Most Nvidia cards require a 400 watt or larger power supply to function correctly. An ATI card normally needs at least a 350 watt power supply. IMO, the 230 that you have will not be able to run any kind of good graphics card.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:54 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....name=401+-+450W

this page is a listing of name brand power supplies with high ratings in the 401-450 watt range

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....name=301+-+400W

a listing of 350-400

what's available to you in croatia is another story

what will fit in your computer case is another problem
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:30 PM

get a corsair 620watt modular :thumbsup:

got that 2 weeks ago - never been happier (cable management in a antec 900 was quite misc though hey?)
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 04:49 AM

what's available to you in croatia is another story


That's the main problem, another one is money... :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 04:50 AM

Thank's guys, I'll figure something out then.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:09 AM

Gaming is an expensive hobby, guess that's why I gave it up long ago. Did enjoy Myst once I got a new computer and could run it.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:33 PM

Gaming is an expensive hobby, guess that's why I gave it up long ago. Did enjoy Myst once I got a new computer and could run it.


Yes, every month something new! Computer like Dell, Antec, Coolermaster, Alienware are wary rare in Croatia and they cost about 120,000kn which is 20,000$. So I can only dream about it! :thumbsup:
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