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PSU And New Graphics Card

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May 25, 2008 6:14:13 PM

Hey :) 

I am looking at upgrading my graphics card in my system, specs are :-

Intel Quad Core Q660 Overclocked to 3.00Ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 PRO PWM ( Think that is it)
NZXT ALPHA Case
4GB RAM
Gigabyte P35C-DS3R Mother Board
OcZ 600W PSU Stealth Xtreme
nVidia Geforce 8500 GT :( 

I am looking at purchasing the BFG GeForce 8800 GT OC2 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI

My question is will my PSU be able to handle this graphics card, without it damging anything else in my system?

Thanks

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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 25, 2008 6:25:53 PM

Yes, absolutely. If you can, get an 8800GTS G92 512MB instead, it's faster. Your PSU is good enough for that one too.
May 25, 2008 6:52:09 PM

600W is fine for a system like that.

-mcg
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May 25, 2008 6:57:15 PM

It is absolutely OK.It is enough power.By 8800GT it is better Price/Performance ratio than 8800GTS
a c 143 U Graphics card
May 25, 2008 7:18:02 PM

@coa:
That's debatable, actually. Generally, yeah, you're right, but in this case it's different.

BFG 8800GT, $187 after shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143118&Tpk=8800GT%2bBFG

It has a single-slot cooler, with heat spreading inside the case rather than outside, and that's a problem with the NZXT Alpha case (only 2 fans)

MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB, $187.59 after rebate and shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325

Yes, the GTS is 59 cents more, and needs a rebate, but in exchange it solves the cooling issue, it overclocks better, and it has 128 stream processors instead of 112.
May 25, 2008 7:39:19 PM

Ok Brilliant thanks alot, I might buy that NX8800GTS G92 if it is better at keeping coolere, thanks a lot guys
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