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Should i get the geforce 9800gt or geforce 9800gtx+

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July 7, 2010 12:05:09 AM

hi im planning to get this computer

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

and i would like to know which graphics card i should get.. either the geforce 9800gt with 1GB or the geforce 9800gtx+ with 512MB..

I plan to play games such as left 4 dead, teamfortress 2 and bioshock. which graphics card should i get? is the gtx+ more for hardcore gamers? i'm not really sure about the difference in the two. the whole techinical bit is quite confusing. any help would b appreciated.

thank you.
a c 1392 U Graphics card
July 7, 2010 12:13:58 AM

I did not see the size of the power supply in the link. The rest of the computer will be well matched with 9800GTX+ or GTS250 which is newer version of the GTX+ if the PSU can handle it. Recommended PSU size is 450watt with 24amps on the +12 volt rail.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 7, 2010 12:21:29 AM

The 9800GT is 9" long and the 9800GTX+ is 10.5" long.
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July 7, 2010 12:25:26 AM

so i would b able to fit either one?
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a c 1392 U Graphics card
July 7, 2010 12:27:31 AM

You would be better of with this PSU http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... it is cheaper after MIR but is an under rated highly recommended quality unit. Although it is rated at 400watts it is more powerful than many 500+watt generic PSU's like you linked to.
Being a mini tower the card should fit but you should go for the GTS250 http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... which is the same card in new wrapping.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 7, 2010 12:28:51 AM

Antoinette said:
so i would b able to fit either one?

With a case depth of 16.85" you should have over 6" to spare depending on HDD cage placement.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 7, 2010 1:30:25 AM

Antoinette said:
so the GTS250 is basically the same as the 9800gtx+?

to be on the safe side im going to get a 550 watt power supply but this one is corsair also so im assuming it s better?
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

that should b fine with the comp right?

The GTS250 is the 9800GTX+, Nvidia changed the name for reasons that are still not entirely clear even though reasons have been given.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 7, 2010 1:31:21 AM

Oh and Corsair PSU's are top notch, you can't go wrong with that one.
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July 7, 2010 1:49:39 AM

k thanks alot everyone :D 
im going to get the corsair 550 watt and the gts250. the gts250 is alot cheaper also which makes it even better :) 
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