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umm oops i havent been to this site in awhile, had a processor i was last here lol should change that :X, have an opteron 148 now
even that 148 is gonna be a huge bottleneck. thats single core right?
    
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post #12 of 20
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Its more than 140 Watt i think.

You should be fine with that PSU if not you can go the Inexpensive rout and get a Dedicated GPU PSU such as mine or the FSP version here :http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/08...sp_booster_x3/

Naw... The 8800GTS TDP is around 140-150w. I know for fact the TDP of a 8800GTX is 177w. I have seen review comparision of the two cards and the system power consumption difference is about 30w. Hence, the TDP of the GTS is about 30w less than the GTX. Besides.... PCIe slot and 6-pin Molex are both spec to provide 75w each. Therefore the maximum TDP of the GTS is 150w without any leeway.

Get the Thermaltake 250w unit instead... $30 cheaper. Again PCIe plugs are spec to pull up to 75w each. The FSP unit has two PCIe lines... that's a 300w PSU that a card will only ever use 150w. Of course, you can make you own cables but that's takes a bit of work.
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post #13 of 20
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i've been looking at benchmarks and reviews about this card and it sounds like a beast, i plan on getting one when i get the money which may be awhile i've also read it needs a pretty massive supply...i currently use an antec smartpower 450w just wondering if im going to also need to get a power supply with the card
I am surprised your mobo even works! DFI says 480w min! You should be looking at a new psu: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/show...nded+psu+guide
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Uh, you may want to check this out:

http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/.../index.php?p=7
    
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emm i have been using this psu and mb together for a long time now havent really noticed anything wrong, but im planning to get a new bigger PSU now for the 8800 and Hiper comes in a nice package although i never used or known anyone who has, is it any good?
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post #16 of 20
uses less power than a LOT of the previous high-end cards....so you'll be fine.
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post #17 of 20
Will bottloeneck rather alot with that Opteron though..Thats the only main disadvantage. Perhaqps an Upgrade to Opty 165 first
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Uh, you may want to check this out:

http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/.../index.php?p=7
Wow, the 8800gtx really does drain alot of current. Drains more watts at load than x1950 CF or 7900gtx SLI.

Some ppl's PSU are gonna die
    
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post #19 of 20
I like the little note scrawled under the chart saying x1950XTX Crossfire would use ~370w if they had been able to do it on the same motherboard.

That an 8800GTX consumes marginally more power while more than doubling the performance of most of the solutions there speaks wonders for its efficiency.
     
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post #20 of 20
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emm i have been using this psu and mb together for a long time now havent really noticed anything wrong, but im planning to get a new bigger PSU now for the 8800 and Hiper comes in a nice package although i never used or known anyone who has, is it any good?
Dude,

Before you get into that PSU hype, see the graphics news section of www.theinquirer.net They were able to run some super rig with 8800GTX using only a form factor 500W psu. CHECK IT OUT.
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