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I hate to ask it but what the best graphic card with my rig?

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May 18, 2007 12:09:42 PM

Hi guys

Looking for some advice for my next upgrade. Was wondering what is the top video card configuration that I could purchase with my system (let's pretend money is not a problem).

I have a AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor, Asus A8N-SLI deluxe motherboard, 2 gig ram DDR-SDRAM, and 2 NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX video cards.

Thank you for your help.

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May 18, 2007 12:21:40 PM

well.....anything you want really upto the 8800 ultra...but i wouldnt advise that since its waaay too costly for what its worth.
May 18, 2007 12:34:30 PM

I would asssume that psu may be a problem but the only thing I can find on the case is 12v 0.30 amp. Don't know how this relates to wattage.
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May 18, 2007 12:37:59 PM

Get an 8800GTX, or 2 and SLI them together.
May 18, 2007 12:47:28 PM

30 amps on the +12V rail should be enough for a GTX.

what make and model is your psu so we can check it up? :) 
May 18, 2007 12:53:39 PM

One or two of the 8800 GTX's will be the best for your set-up. The 8800GTX Ultra is the fastest but is stupidly priced (speed increase is not proportional to price increase).
May 18, 2007 12:53:47 PM

Two 7800GTXs are still very nice combination. However, a 8800GTX would be great step up. :wink:
May 18, 2007 12:55:19 PM


Is it possible for SLI? Thanks.
May 18, 2007 12:55:51 PM

Get a Non-Pre Overclocked 8800GTX.(eVGA,BFG,XFX)
Since your PSU generates 30A on the +12V you need a better PSU for Dual 8800GTX but for one you will be fine!
Good Luck!
May 18, 2007 4:05:24 PM

I'd go for a single 8800GTX for now. 2 8800GTX's would be too much for your current PSU.
May 18, 2007 4:30:23 PM


Is it possible for SLI? Thanks.

uhh...what make is that??
May 18, 2007 4:30:27 PM

you said money is not a problem,

get a hiper typr R PSU, 600w +
get 2 8800 ultras and sli them then OC them.

(but i would update you rig a little, (ie C2D, DDR2))
May 18, 2007 4:32:28 PM

Why go for the hyper psu if money is not an issue???

go for something like pc power and cooling, silverstone, enermax, seasonic...

here is a list of some psu's and their total +12v rail output. For 2 GTX you may want to consider something over the 32-35 amp range.