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October 18, 2006 10:07:18 PM

ok i got my system a few months ago and i need to get a new video card and psu. i planned on doing it for awhile anyway here are my pc specs:
amd 3800+ (i think it says runs at 1.8ghz but i thought it runs at 2.0-2.2ghz i may be tghinking of something else)
1gb ram
is really all you need to know.
anyway i have 300 bucks to spend on a psu and video card i was looking at
a 7600gt,7800gtx or maybe a 7900gt or even a x1900gt
but for psu i have no clue what would fit iinto a acer pc. i know the case is an aspire so that really dosent tell if tis atx or btx. anyhelp advice ot links to newegg stuff will help me oput. i'm just mad because there all this great stuff coming with vista but i really dont have all the money in the world so this pc for under 500 i thought was a greata deal.

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October 18, 2006 10:55:23 PM

October 18, 2006 11:08:29 PM

Yes the x1900gt is a good deal, $204 shipped from newegg and the Antec TP-II 480 for $62 shipped from provantage is a good combo for under $300

have to double check...

eXtreme PSU calc"]System Type: Single Processor
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2000 MHz 1.40v
CPU Utilization (TDP): 85% TDP

Video Card: ATI Radeon X1900 GT
Video Type: Single Card

IDE HDD 7200 rpm: 2 HDDs

DVD-ROM Drive: 1 Drive
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 1 Drive

Sound Blaster - All Models: Yes

Regular: 1 Fan 80mm; 1 Fan 120mm;

Motherboard, keyboard and mouse: Yes

PSU Utilization: 100 %

Total: 302 Watts

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Right on the money

edit: I just read "acer" ohh boy... what model??
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October 19, 2006 12:40:16 AM

yea i ahve no clue its a acer thats all i really know about that
October 19, 2006 1:27:31 AM

I've had really good luck with this powersupply. Its got better 12v rails than that antec one and its only 44 dollars shipped.

Hipro 500w
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October 19, 2006 1:34:52 AM

$300 isn't going to get you a 7900GT or 1900GT and the PSU neeed to power them.
You should have no problem using an ATX SPU in your case. So don't worry about that.

What PSU do you currently have? Just curious even though it probably won't have enough power for a new video card.

yeah right.

any way you should check new egg, should be able to get a good
videocard for around 200$ us and a good psu for under 100$ us.
October 21, 2006 1:23:25 AM

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October 21, 2006 1:27:52 AM

well there is m-atx = small
atx= ok
and full atx or full tower = big

you will probably want atx or bigger
the one you listed should work fine
October 21, 2006 3:59:42 PM

yeah but the one thing that worries mee is by christm,as time the card im looking at will either come down in price or be unuseable t o play new games. so i would really like to get this card to aply better games other then CS and WOW right now but im jsut like loking at the con of new tech. but on the other hand for christmas i get new pc to make this thing do better and look cooler then i will be happy for the time being. as long as i acn play the newer ebtter games i'll be happy (like riddick etc).
October 21, 2006 5:35:42 PM

yeah im debateing what to get that will last me longer the 7600gt for about 12 or the x1900gt for 199 + a 40 psu. i want theone that gives me the most power and longer lifespan before having to get dx10.
October 21, 2006 6:00:51 PM

Good luck upgrading an Acer PSU.
October 21, 2006 7:27:05 PM

waht i cant do it? teh one someone posted above a wj=hile said it would work.
October 23, 2006 12:17:41 AM