wat kind of power supply is with the pc i doubt a good one. u would need a good quality psu around 600watt. and ur cpu will bottleneck it alot but overclock it so it wont be as much. And ya 300 is a reallllyyy good deal.
No dont. It might seem like a good deal but the card is obsolete and its gonna get crushed by the 4870 get that one.
Really? Please link me to these great benchmarks you've got of an unreleased card!!
Dude, the card was released just months ago and it still is beating the new GTX280 in most of the benchmarks. It's not obsolete.
San Pedro said:
That card at $300 dollars is worth it. I think it's worth it even if you put 100-125$ into a new PSU, just make sure it fits in your case.
BTW, I don't think the 4870 is going to beat the 9800GX2.
^Agreed. The 4870X2 probably will, but not the 4870.
$300 for a GX2 is a steal....I'd say go for it with a new power supply since whatever PSU came with that system is not going to be enough. Overclocking your CPU would help a lot too, although if it's an HP system then probably the BIOS is locked and the motherboard crap (for overlocking at least).
I wonder if that 9800GX2 will fit in the HP case. The OP might need a new case too, not just a new PSU.
If the card does fit, and you need to buy a new PSU but want to keep the old case, keep in mind that a lot of the best big PSUs won't fit in those HP boxes. Try a GameXStream 700W for example, those are decent quality and smaller than most.
i have a gx2 im trying to get rid of, and i would be willing to sell it to you or anyone else for 350$. i have 100% positive feedback on ebay pm me if your interested. i have had the card for about 2 and 1/2 months, not overclocked EVER!.
The 9800GX2 is a great deal at $300, but TBH I wouldn't buy it second-hand. It may be a card that was overclocked too much and got damaged, or it was defect already and the owner just wants to get rid of it. I don't know what kind of warranty you get this way either. I don't know, it may be a great buy, I just wouldn't have the courage to buy it myself.