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430w? pffft.

Maybe if you are pairing it with a 990X @5GHz

i7 860 (4GHz) + GTX 260 folding 24/7 on a CX430. No problems.
all I am saying is that a PSU like a CX430 would be a good idea for this card. If ur buying for a friend for his OEM computer you would maybe need to think twice...
    
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most modern OEM power supplies are like 270-350w. really shouldn't be a problem
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post #33 of 42
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most modern OEM power supplies are like 270-350w. really shouldn't be a problem
I just remember my old GTS 250 needing 2 6 pins and it made me nervous using it an OEM, but maybe ur right
    
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OEMs have spare power cables (like 6-pins)? I thought they didn't, meaning that you couldn't use a whole lot of video cards...
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OEMs have spare power cables (like 6-pins)? I thought they didn't, meaning that you couldn't use a whole lot of video cards...
most machines that i have worked with have at least molex or sata connectors availible, which can be adapted to PCIe
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Kind of depends on the 3000 series card- if it's an X2, then there won't be a big increase. Otherwise.. its not a bad jump. Performance/$ on this card is better than the GTS 450 at $80, and its probably a little faster than 4850's that are usually this price. I'd go for it if they're on a budget.
Actually the HD4850 and GTS250 are about the same in performance. I owned a HD4850 before my current card and had a GTS250 for a short while to compare it to. I tested both cards in Crysis and the HD4850 was a little faster. Of course it's going to depend on the game but on average they are pretty close: link.
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it IS a rebranded GTS 250 it will perform the same

so a bit faster than a 450
From the reviews I've seen the GTS250 is not faster than the GTS450. While not by a lot, overall the GTS450 is the faster card: link. I know there is something about the Nvidia 400 series having less efficient shaders than the 200 series but the GTS450 has enough extra shaders to overcome this (GTS250=128 shaders, GTS450=192 shaders). Also don't forget the GTS450 has DX11 support among other advantages.
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Kind of depends on the 3000 series card- if it's an X2, then there won't be a big increase. Otherwise.. its not a bad jump. Performance/$ on this card is better than the GTS 450 at $80, and its probably a little faster than 4850's that are usually this price. I'd go for it if they're on a budget.
its definitely not an x2- it is low profile capable and it has a teeny tiny fan on it, cooling a heatsink that looks like it doesnt do anything.

i think ill bite

plus i have a 550w thermaltake power supply sitting around. ill give him that as well.

damnit it is gone. how would this one be? http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...4-BULK&cat=VCD

also, check this out: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...X-CO-R&cat=VCD

waaaaaaaaaant.
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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...X-PB-R&cat=VCD

9800GT would be better than the 340.
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9800GT would be better than the 340.
Lower frame buffer and sp
    
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the 340 has 96, and the 9800 as 112 or something like that.

it is pretty comonly accepted that 9800GTs are faster than GT 240s (which the 340 is a rebrand of)
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