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October 22, 2009 11:06:16 AM

Hi

I'm intending to buy a Shuttle SN78SH7 Barebone System - which I'm going to fit out with an Phenom II x4 945 (95W), 4 GB of 800Mhz ram, 1x7200 sata drive.

The shuttle system has integrated graphics, but I'd like to fit a low->mid range card in it. The problem is the power supply is 300W.

Could someone suggest a decent Nvidia card that would work with the 300W power limitation?

I've decided against ATI, basically because I need support in linux - and it seems that the ATI driver support is quite a bit worse than Nvidia.

thx in advance
October 22, 2009 11:53:11 AM

@Maziar;

Thanks for the quick response... in that case it looks like the 8800GT will be the best option. The ASUS Geforce EN8800GT seems like a good bet, maybe?
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October 22, 2009 12:25:06 PM

Hi again...

I've just been looking at prices and availability - do you know off hand whether the ASUS GeForce GT 220 would be compatible? It's not on the list, but afaik it's a new (budget) card... so I suppose that's to be expected.
a b Î Nvidia
October 22, 2009 4:07:18 PM

Yes the 8800GT is still a good card,about GT 220 you better ask shuttle.
BTW do you want to play games ?
October 22, 2009 5:44:43 PM

I'm not super concerned about games - my bigger concern is being able to run open gl decently - but I think most cards should be able to handle this. I do a bit of 3d modelling / animation as a hobby.

What's your opinion of the GT 220?
a b Î Nvidia
October 22, 2009 6:55:45 PM

Well 8800GT beats GT 220 in games by a significant margin,it has 122 StreamProcessors compared to 48 of 220
a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 22, 2009 8:01:36 PM

A GT220 should be slightly faster/better than a 9500GT which can actually game quite well so long as you like either older games (2005/6 era and earlier) or don't mind turning things down a bit (lot). I run mine at 19 x 10 and it handles that surprisingly well so a GT220 might not be that bad if you are not really gaming and to that end I've put my money where my mouth is and ordered one earlier today.
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