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Possible video card upgrades vs. current PSU

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August 19, 2007 3:53:10 PM

Currently I have a Antec TruePower Trio 550 PSU and a Nvidia 7900GT PCI-E. What could I reasonably expect to upgrade to (within the Nvidia card family) with my current PSU? I know how to replace PSU's, but I find it a pain and keep from doing so unless absolutely necessary. Also, this is all inside a Midsized Tower http://www.svc.com/cac-t05-uw.html
August 19, 2007 7:29:57 PM

As long as you don't have too much stuff hooked on that PSU like 6 HDDs, 10 fans, 3 optical drives, and a lot of PCI cards, you could power a single 8800GTX just fine.
August 19, 2007 8:05:15 PM

Metallikat said:
Currently I have a Antec TruePower Trio 550 PSU and a Nvidia 7900GT PCI-E. What could I reasonably expect to upgrade to (within the Nvidia card family) with my current PSU? I know how to replace PSU's, but I find it a pain and keep from doing so unless absolutely necessary. Also, this is all inside a Midsized Tower http://www.svc.com/cac-t05-uw.html

Your psu is 42amps so you're good to go. SLI I'm not sure about.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=205763
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August 19, 2007 8:14:08 PM

Just would like to point out that it's 42A peak, not constant.
August 19, 2007 9:52:57 PM

Thanks guys. Decided to go with an evga 8800gts 640MB card. Should keep me going for a while.
August 19, 2007 11:50:59 PM

I envy you, and you shouldn't have any trouble with the PSU unless you try and sli (which would, frankly be stupid)
August 20, 2007 12:08:34 AM

Nah, I have no interest in going with a SLI setup. I don't feel the need to spend that much money, nor do I usually run my games at such insane settings (resolution, mainly) that I would require that much power.
August 20, 2007 12:12:50 AM

Ok you bought the card... now buy some games. :p 
August 20, 2007 12:19:37 AM

Hehe, kinda bought this in anticipation of Bioshock (although I do wanna crank up the the details on my other games). Should actually arrive the same day in the mail.
August 20, 2007 12:34:51 AM

What about Lost Planet? Ghost Recon Adv Warfighter 2?
August 20, 2007 12:43:17 AM

Might do Lost Planet sometime. And I still have yet to play my copy of the first GRAW ;)  I'm much more into games like the Total War series, RPG's and open ended games. FPS's have to be very good to catch my attention (too many generic so-so FPS's out there have made me wary). But Bioshock looks like my kind of game so far.
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