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Sig rig. 7600gs 256mb. Can my PSU handle it? Will my CPU bottleneck? Will I be able to play BF2, BF2142, CSS, COD2 @ 1280x1024 with everything on highest settings? What if I get a 2x1gb kit of ddr2 ram?

Thanks

Edit: it's an XFX brand, is it good?
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idk about the psu, put it wont bottleneck

i had a dell 4600 and the psu couldn't handle a 6200, so im not going to say it will or wont handle it

xfx is good, but evga is better, 2 gigs of ram would help a lot especially with bf2, you should be able to max out most things except aa and af i would think

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That card will not play css on good settings the rest of the games no. You should def look into a 2x1gb kit but still that card is not much of performer. Though it is a decent card I played HL2 on medium with it.
    
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That card will not play css on good settings the rest of the games no. You should def look into a 2x1gb kit but still that card is not much of performer. Though it is a decent card I played HL2 on medium with it.
My current X300se plays HL2 at medium

And I'm looking at various benchmarks, and the 7600 maxes out 2142
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The 7600gt is very good budget performer, and will be a lot better than your current card. On the side of my box for my card, it says it requires a minimum of a 350w psu to run it.
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That card will not play css on good settings the rest of the games no. You should def look into a 2x1gb kit but still that card is not much of performer. Though it is a decent card I played HL2 on medium with it.
my 9600xt plays at 1280*1024 with 75% of options on high, was your card severely under clocked?

Get the 7600gt, with a little overclocking it will play most modern games good from what i have heard
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The 7600gt is very good budget performer, and will be a lot better than your current card. On the side of my box for my card, it says it requires a minimum of a 350w psu to run it.
That's for a GT version. I keep reading different things, some say it needs 300w, some say 250. And what about amps?
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Id say atleast a good 18-20 amps on the 12 volt rail.
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How can I find out what my PSU has? I don't think it says anything on it.
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Good enough?


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