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Possible GPU upgrade...PSU enough?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 20, 2007 12:23:48 AM

okay, here is my current set up:

Case: Thermaltake VB6000BWS Swing
MOBO: MSI K9N Platinum
CPU: AMD X2 +3800 AM2 @ 2.10 GHz (just above stock)
GPU: ATI Radeon X800XL
RAM: Corsair XMS 2 TWIN2X1024-5400C4 Matched Pairs(2x512MB) Xtreme Memory DDR2 667Mhz PC5400 240-pin Unbuffered
HDD: 1 Seagate 7200.9 250GB (ST3250620AS), 1 Seagate 7200.10 320 GB (ST3320620AS)
PSU: Enermax NoiseTaker II EG-425P-VE Ver.2.2 SFMA P Series 420 Watt
OS: windows XP Pro SP2

I'm thinking of upgrading to an x1950xt : =SAPPHIRE

First of all, I'm wondering if this is even worth it..I'm not really interested in DX 10 cards yet..I'm going to wait for a while for that. So i figured this was the best option at this price point.

What I'm really wondering is whether or not my PSU can handle has dual 12V rails, both rated at 20A which I am told is enough...The thing is, I don't really want to buy a whole new power supply as well as the card, as that pushes the price above my budget for a video card upgrade.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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August 20, 2007 1:41:53 PM

should be enough really.