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BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB

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May 20, 2007 8:18:46 PM

Just checking...

BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB will run fine on a 520W Corsair PSU?

Im pretty sure it will :) 
May 20, 2007 8:51:07 PM

Yup, you should be fine, depending on the power draw of the other components in your pc.

Here is a handy power calculator that should help.
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

There is a free service which will give an estimate for wattage. If you pay for the pro version it will advise on current requirements too.
May 20, 2007 8:57:05 PM

Says i need 394W Good as i have a 520W PSU

other parts in my PC are

MSI 975X Chipboard
E6600 stock speeds
4x1GB DDR2 667 Samsung ram
Sound blaster (forget which one)
2 250GB WD 7200.10 HDs
Antec 900 case = 4 80mm fans and 1 120mm fan
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May 20, 2007 9:06:16 PM

That's plenty of headroom, will be fine.
May 22, 2007 5:54:39 PM

If you had the choice between the 8800GTS 640MB or the radeon HD 2900XT which would you buy?
May 22, 2007 8:21:54 PM

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If you had the choice between the 8800GTS 640MB or the radeon HD 2900XT which would you buy?

That question is gonna start a war! :lol: 
It really depends on personal preference as they have similar performance!(Only similar performance! not similar Price/Noise/Heat! :wink: )
May 22, 2007 8:41:39 PM

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If you had the choice between the 8800GTS 640MB or the radeon HD 2900XT which would you buy?




it should run fine.
May 22, 2007 8:54:35 PM

8O

What's up with the avatars?

Jesse and Ninja have the same, now you have Ninja's old avatar...

WTH? 8O
May 22, 2007 9:03:21 PM

I heard it was dasickninja appreciation week. :oops: 
May 22, 2007 9:12:35 PM

How can you get fooled like that?
May 22, 2007 9:16:29 PM

Dam, I even took the week off.
Heads are gonna roll for this! :twisted:
May 22, 2007 9:31:03 PM

Personally, I would go for the HD2900XT.

In my experience, ATi really know and care about image quality.

And I have a gut feeling, based on experice with their former cards and drivers, that when the 2900XT drivers settle down, pretty soon in most probability, the true nature of the beast will be revealed.

They built the card for DX10, with full knowledge of the fact that you need a well-optimised card AND well-optimsed drivers for a successful solution.

I recently bought a £200 8800GTS 320 (superclocked to 580/1700), and even though well ahppy with my all-singing, all-dancing graphics whore of a card, a large part of me wishes I had waited the extra 5 days (how fickle or what!?!), I should have kept faith and gone for the 2900XT.

One thing is for sure, 8800GTS320/8800GTS640/HD2900XT you simply can't go wrong when it comes to value for money at the moment, and whichever you purchase, you will simply be blown away by it's performance.
May 23, 2007 2:16:33 PM

I run a BFG 8800 GTS OC 320MB, great card BTW with nice warranty :mrgreen: :trophy: , on my 430 W Antec. Everything is fine, of course i don't have much stuff C2D, 1 HDD, 1DVD, GPU, 2Gigs of ram.
May 23, 2007 4:18:40 PM

Actually the image quality at this moment is really bad when doing AA and they are losing in the DX10 benchmarks (Call of Juarez and Lost Planet). Still, the 8800 GTS 320 has the best price/performance
May 23, 2007 4:49:42 PM

Quote:
Personally, I would go for the HD2900XT.

In my experience, ATi really know and care about image quality.

And I have a gut feeling, based on experice with their former cards and drivers, that when the 2900XT drivers settle down, pretty soon in most probability, the true nature of the beast will be revealed.

They built the card for DX10, with full knowledge of the fact that you need a well-optimised card AND well-optimsed drivers for a successful solution.

I recently bought a £200 8800GTS 320 (superclocked to 580/1700), and even though well ahppy with my all-singing, all-dancing graphics whore of a card, a large part of me wishes I had waited the extra 5 days (how fickle or what!?!), I should have kept faith and gone for the 2900XT.

One thing is for sure, 8800GTS320/8800GTS640/HD2900XT you simply can't go wrong when it comes to value for money at the moment, and whichever you purchase, you will simply be blown away by it's performance.


While I have similar feelings about the 2900, the tough part with that card that will not be fixed is the heat and power requirements. I think the drivers will mature and possibly be better performing than the gts. However, heat, noise, power. It's just too much. We all love perfomance, but who wants a noisy oven that your psu can't handle?
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