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Selecting a 9800GT card

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January 11, 2010 8:53:38 PM

Hello all, thanks for reading.

I am in the process of upgrading my power supply and adding a video card to my HP p6280t series computer.

I was suggested Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) as a "good deal" power supply that would work with my computer.

My new problem is, when I serach for 9800GT on newegg, there are 3 pages of cards that show up! I was under the impression it was "one card".

I am using the card to play the game "World of Warcraft" and had several recomendations for the 9800GT.

Can a forum member link / suggest a 9800 that will run WoW? I have a Core 2 Quad 2.66Ghz / 6GB ram / Win 7 / 600 GB HDD.

I apologize for this type of request, I just want to purchase the correct card.

Thanks!

Jared

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January 11, 2010 9:10:45 PM

Pick the one that has the best price they are all about the same performance wise just a little difference in clock speed. The antec 650 watt is a good PSU but a total overkill for your system with 9800GT.
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January 11, 2010 9:17:16 PM

I thought so too, but upon further looking, the 500W actually costs more than the 650W.
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January 11, 2010 9:33:31 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That card is a good bit better for not much more than most 9800GTs.
If you do go with a 9800GT there are two different kinds. There's the older model with a external power and the newer model without one. The newer one will give you better power efficiency while the older one is clocked 10% higher and the power connector likely will give you more leeway for overclocking if you do so.
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January 11, 2010 9:34:47 PM

Rolli is right that that PSU is overkill for a 9800GT. It could run 2 of them easily actually.
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January 11, 2010 9:43:17 PM

Get the 650w so that you don't have to buy another when you do upgrade beyond the 9800gt. Second get one with a 6pin power connector and AVOID all eco or green versions since those have the most problems. If you can find a dual slot version that is priced right get it. Note that I have two 9800gt 1gb editions in sli. One is the usual 65nm while the other is the 55nm.
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January 11, 2010 9:45:57 PM

Thank you for the replies, but I should note that my current PSU is 300W.
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January 11, 2010 9:47:44 PM

jareda said:
Thank you for the replies, but I should note that my current PSU is 300W.


That is far two weak for a G92 A or B the least I would get is a 500w so there is some room to grow in the future like more drives or a newer card in the future.
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January 11, 2010 10:18:59 PM

If it is a quality brand it can probably handle the 9800GT without the power connector. It would be pushing it though so you may want to consider something like an HD4670 instead.
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January 11, 2010 10:19:38 PM

And waiting for the HD5670 to be released might be a good idea.
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January 12, 2010 1:57:05 AM

Thank you for the replies. I only play one game, so I am not particularly looking for the latest and greatest card, I'm just going with what I was recommended.

As for my situation, I found newegg offers combo packages; which I would assume would guarantee compatibility, and save a few bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Is what I'm looking at, good buy?
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January 12, 2010 2:02:34 AM

jareda said:
Thank you for the replies. I only play one game, so I am not particularly looking for the latest and greatest card, I'm just going with what I was recommended.

As for my situation, I found newegg offers combo packages; which I would assume would guarantee compatibility, and save a few bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Is what I'm looking at, good buy?



Looking good just keep the parts clean and they will last for years.
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