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post #11 of 226
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How about this:

HIPRO 500W

29Amps across the rails ( i think )
    
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post #12 of 226
Yup, correct about the amps. Not as good as the FSP, but definately not bad. Some users have that one, and are happy with it.
    
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post #13 of 226
that hipro has max 348w across the 12v rails which instead of the advertised 40A across the rails it only outputs 29A
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post #14 of 226
That's what he said

Same as the FSP, and more than the NUUO.

I didn't see any 40A advertised?? Just dual rails of 20A each with a total max load of 29A.
    
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post #15 of 226
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I learn from arguements

Lol, I think that the PSU will only have to supply power to 2 or 3 devices such as the HDD and others.

Also, how well is the Video on this? I have read reviews about people getting them DOA and failing a couple seconds after boot-up.
    
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post #16 of 226
The X800 you mean? Should be a good card...

However, no sm3.0 support..

Have you looked at an 7600GS or 7600GT?
    
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post #17 of 226
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Yea, I've looked at the 7600GTs.

Not really sure what the difference between ATI and nVidia is... anyone have a good summary?

What is sm3.0?
    
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post #18 of 226
shader model 3.0 ....just makes stuff look really pretty....if you dont care about that the x800 are M E A N overclockers....unless you forget to plug in your vf900 fan after you re-assemble your machine......i didnt do that?! what are you talking about! I fried a x800 but before that I was running a MEAN OC on it...its a good card
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post #19 of 226
different brands

At your price range, I think nVidia has the better offerings right now. The X800 is a fast card, but older technology. sm = shader model, and 3.0 is the newest version. It improves the quality of images, esp. water (reflections).

You can pick up an 7600GT for just over $100 or so (after rebates), and at that price it's a good deal.
    
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post #20 of 226
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Ok, here is what I believe that I looked at before:

eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCIe

I think It was the one that I had in my sig build... too bad for that build lol.
    
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