Possible video card upgrades vs. current PSU

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Just would like to point out that it's 42A peak, not constant.
  4. Thanks guys. Decided to go with an evga 8800gts 640MB card. Should keep me going for a while.
  5. I envy you, and you shouldn't have any trouble with the PSU unless you try and sli (which would, frankly be stupid)
  6. 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.
  7. Ok you bought the card... now buy some games. :P
  8. 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.
  9. What about Lost Planet? Ghost Recon Adv Warfighter 2?
  10. 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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