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Corsair 520w for GTX

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September 28, 2007 1:03:16 AM

Alrighty guys its been awhole but i got another question. I have a decent rig its E6300 at 2.81 3gigs COrsair XMS2 ddr2 800, Biostar Tforce P965 mobo, 7900GS, COrsair 520w.

Im ready to upgrade video card. Can my psu handle the 8800GTX? I am debating between the 2. Is the GTX going to future proof me alot longer that the GTS will? THanx in advance

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September 28, 2007 1:29:26 AM

Yes, your PSU is strong enough. As for gts vs gtx, it's hard to justify spending over $500 on a GPU that's been out for almost a year. Regardless, the gtx is a good bit faster, and if you're gaming at high resolutions you don't really have any other options.
September 28, 2007 2:32:58 AM

Truthfully, I would wait a little bit to find out the real story on what NVIDIA is going to release in Nov.

I think you might find some real good deals then.
Also, the GTS should be coming down in price real soon with the newer lower end 2900 cards shipping.
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September 28, 2007 3:14:16 AM

Speaking of which, maybe you could get a HD2900Pro when it's available. It does a bit better than the 8800 GTS 320 in some games, a bit weaker in others, consumes just a bit more power (still fine with 520HX). I've just read a review about it and I think I like it. They say it will sell for about $250. The only thing I don't like about it is that it makes 10 dB more noise than the GTS, but that may be OK in a good case.

Edit: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1189/18/page_18_final_thoughts/index.html

Don't believe the conclusions, the HD2900Pro is NOT as fabulous as they conclude, if you read all the pages. Still, in that price range, it's very hard to say if this or the 8800 GTS 320 is the better deal.
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