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July 17, 2010 6:51:35 PM

Will be adding a new psu to my gateway 4300-15. Currently has a300 watt psu on board. Adding a nvidia 9800 gt ddr3, 1gig. Etc., how do I know if the new psu will fit the tower enclosure?

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July 17, 2010 10:17:09 PM

Because you will measure the size of your old power supply and the new one. Then you will see if they are the same.

Alternatively, you can determine if your current PSU is ATX standard form factor. See if it mentions anything on the PSU itself. If it does, then you will know that any standard ATX power supply will fit the case.

Most likely, unless you have one of those tiny media centre PCs, the power supply is of the ATX form factor. Basically, any power supply you can buy uses the ATX standard size.
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July 18, 2010 1:34:52 PM

Enzo is right, although I have heard that a lot of pre-build manufacturers use PSUs which are a slightly different size to standard ATX. Like Enzo says, look on the sticker on the PSU.

I also agree with you, zip. There are better and newer choices that the 9800GT and probably also cheaper cards which perform better (although it's still not a bad card).
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July 18, 2010 2:30:27 PM

hey agree that there r newer card & better too. but i am using 9400 GT 1GB with Quad core & playing GTA4 on above medium setttings.. so if i can play GTA 4 on my 9400GT then that 9800 Gt is still the good card.....
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July 18, 2010 2:51:37 PM

Older or less powerful cards are underrated. I'm still running a radeon 3870. I can play all but 4 games at 1080p, some with lowered settings. 2 games I have to lower to 720p to get 60+FPS, crysis is iffy but close to 60FPS at 720p and cryostasis is unplayable unless I play on lowest settings.

I just don't see an upgrade worthwhile. Cards above $200 are the only worthwhile upgrade, but I simply don't wish to spend $200 on a card.

I also had the opportunity to try out a GTX295 a couple months ago. The stuttering in cod4 (with the latest drivers) was terrible. I would never use it for a lan party.

The 9800GT is a very slightly better version of the 8800GT, which is an excellent card, even today. Actually, two of my friends just got a 9800GT, albeit the <1GB version.
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July 18, 2010 11:29:04 PM

Best answer selected by Ptoosh.
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July 20, 2010 1:15:35 AM

Ptoosh said:
Will be adding a new psu to my gateway 4300-15. Currently has a300 watt psu on board. Adding a nvidia 9800 gt ddr3, 1gig. Etc., how do I know if the new psu will fit the tower enclosure?


Also I would like to use Nvidia gpu's. I am told that these cards do not support HDMI audio. Am not able to find easy answer online. CS5 premium pro full features require Nvidia card to function. Amy suggestions?
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July 20, 2010 5:32:48 AM

Ptoosh said:
Also I would like to use Nvidia gpu's. I am told that these cards do not support HDMI audio

You need to plug the sound in from the motherboard to the video card, then the HDMI sound will work. The card should come with the plug.
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July 20, 2010 1:37:21 PM

Thanks again Enzo
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