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i know this already, but i figured i would get the graphics card upgrade out of the way first bc buying a new psu didnt seem as hard a task
But then, you wouldn't be able to use that new video card. It'll be a waste letting it sit there.

Now, with a new PSU, you'll be able to use it then let it sit there. And I would be afraid if your current PSU fails on your computer and take some components with it.

Also, getting another video card in the $100 range wouldn't give you much of a boost from a 7500. Use that $100 for a new PSU.
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But then, you wouldn't be able to use that new video card. It'll be a waste letting it sit there.

Now, with a new PSU, you'll be able to use it then let it sit there. And I would be afraid if your current PSU fails on your computer and take some components with it.

Also, getting another video card in the $100 range wouldn't give you much of a boost from a 7500. Use that $100 for a new PSU.

im gonna buy the video card and the psu at the same time. right now im just looking into which video card to buy. i think you misunderstood me. i am definitely gonna get a new psu, and i dont mind spending the money for a replacement card until i get the 8800.
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You can get a 7600GT for about 70$ or an X1950GT for 105$.
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Here are the cards ranged in price of $100
Under $100- NVidia GeForce 7600GT or ATI Radeon X1650XT

8500GT
8600GT

Here are some benchmarks.
http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4902&s=10
http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4902&s=11

List of video card rankings.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...d-ranking.html
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
Here are the cards ranged in price of $100
Under $100- NVidia GeForce 7600GT or ATI Radeon X1650XT

8500GT
8600GT

Here are some benchmarks.
http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4902&s=10
http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4902&s=11

List of video card rankings.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...d-ranking.html
I wouldn't bother to spend money for an 8500GT, unless it's for an HTPC.
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thanks for the help so far. im probably getting an 8600gt or gts. now if you can help me with an affordable psu that can handle an 8800gts in sli. [basically something that can handle the whole 8800 lineup, and maybe the next set of cards after the 8's]
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Originally Posted by BxAlbo1 View Post
thanks for the help so far. im probably getting an 8600gt or gts. now if you can help me with an affordable psu that can handle an 8800gts in sli. [basically something that can handle the whole 8800 lineup, and maybe the next set of cards after the 8's]
Do you have a price range?

SLI GTS - I'm looking at +$130 for a PSU.

EDIT: Which GTS are you getting? 320MB or 640MB?
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i will probably get a 320, but im not ruling out a 640. it all depends really. im loking to keep the 8600 until christmas at least. it will depend on the prices in the future. i might even get a gtx or ultra if the prices are low enough.

and for the psu , something cheap but not shoddy, i dont want to be spending too much money on it. 70-140 is about my pricerange.
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post #19 of 26
I'm really confused by the train of thought on your part. WHY upgrade to a new gpu when you are going to be replacing it soon? Not to mention more important parts that will be needed otherwise to take advantage of the new card you eventually want. I can sit here and link you to $100 dollar cards all day long, but they aren't going to be leaps and bounds better than the card you already have, unlike the card you really want. The smart choice here is to get a PSU with that 100 bucks. A fairly good psu can be purchased for that amount. Antec True Power 550, and 650 come to mind to power that 8800 you want which indeed will be leaps and bounds better than what you have. Dont be stupid, dont waste your money on a card you know you'll be replacing in a few weeks when you NEED to build up the rest of your PC to handle the card you really want.


*edit* I doubt that 8600 will run on 250w. I wouldn't test it out.
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post #20 of 26
I'm surprised your rig can even turn on with that PSU. It's probably pushing the full load while gaming. Trust us, get a new PSU first. It's either a: attempt to load that 250w with an 8800 series and possibly take your whole rig down with the PSU or b. just listen to us and get the PSU first so when you DO get a new card, you can use it right way. Besides, which ever action you take, you're going to have to wait anyway. So why not take the safe route?
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