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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Wheezy Baby View Post
Is an 8800GTS actually better then 2x 1950 pros? I mean is the extra $100 actually worth it? In a user standpoint (meaning 60fps+). Who needs 100fps when all you need is the 60? I am really not seeing the point in buying a card that is great for dx9 and budget for what its meant/you paying for. And I am not ATi fanboy because I think any DX10 card (including the HD series) is not worth it until you actually see what it can do on more then one game.. It is like buying a car without seeing it and knowing how it performs.
Sometimes it isn't between 60 and 100.. Such as in some games I know vSync will limit me but sometimes when I have a Pent D with a 7600GS I couldn't even get some games to work well such as FSX. Now my GTS can run FSX very smooth unlike 2 x 1950's possibly could..
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so what are we asking hear again...?
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so what are we asking hear again...?
Is 500W PSU enough to power a new MB w/ 2 1950 pros
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post #14 of 18
List the amperage ratings from the side of the PSU label please. It might be 500w, with 320W coming from 5v rail...which isnt going to do the job.

Amperage * Voltage = Wattage

A safe margin for Voltage inverters is 40-70% of its intended load. Operating outside of those ranges can have damaging affects on the voltage regulators and components operating off of the power supply.

That said, a quality PSU capable of 500W, should only be used up to 375W, or ~75% of its intended load.
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Fanboyyyy. Why pay more money and get rid of his card when he could pay less and use his card he has now?
...***?! in the UK his card sells for £95 new, and about £70 used - if he were to sell what he had he's have £165, enough for an 8800GTS320, which WOULD be faster.

Don't you dare call me a fanboy because i made a suggestion you don't like
post #16 of 18
once again...could we stay on topic, or create a new, 'flame the fan-boy' thread?
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To clarify what i'm doing.....i bought a generic HP computer at a boxing day sale for $479, put in a $60 psu and $200 video card. The motherboard i have is really crappy and has no overclocking ability or support for good ram/raid 0 so i'm getting a new one regardless.

Most high end mobo's have dual gpu support and i could get a great performance boost with a second card for only $200 more. (i'm re using most of the components on my current mobo)

What i want to know, is if i can re use my Power Suppily or will it be too much to handle.

Can everyone just end their posts with something like "i'd do it" or "not on my rig" to keep it simple. I put the link to the psu at the top of the thread but i'll list the specs here.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Max Output - -| +5v -- +3.3v -- +12V1 -- +12V2 -- -12V -- +5VSB
--Current --- ---| 30A --- 30A ---- 16A ----- 18A ----- 0.6A ----- 2.5A
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Max Combined |-----160w -----|-------384w--------|-7.2w-|-12.5w-|
--Wattage------|--------------481w--------------------|-----19.7w------ (took forever to type)
-------------------|--------------------------500w----------------------------|
    
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post #18 of 18
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That said, a quality PSU capable of 500W, should only be used up to 375W, or ~75% of its intended load.
-> If you are ever going to use that PSU in a different rig...then go bigger. I wouldnt put it in my rig. To date, my only component failures have been from power related issues.
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