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8800 GTS and PC&C PSU?

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I'm looking to upgrade my system, new processor and good cooling are coming after July 22nd, due to the whole Intel new release/price drop deal.

So anyway, as of now I'm thinking of ordering an EVGA 8800 320 GTS 320MB and a 750 watt PC Power & Cooling Silencer power supply. I will not expect this video card to take me into DX10 territory, even though I know it can.

Is this a good choice? I've put off upgrading anything in my system for quite a while now, so I'll admit that I'm anxious and don't feel like waiting much longer. Any other suggestions are welcome, but from what I've already researched, this card looks like the best buy as of now for a midrange budget, I'd just like to be sure.

Links: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-8016
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/53...l?tl=g11c26s85
post #2 of 20
It's a good choice for the card, but the Silverstone Olympia 750W is cheaper than the PC P&C and just as powerful, and just as reliable.
post #3 of 20
I think those are great choices. I have been looking at those psu's for a little while now. I need to replace mine soon. PCP&C make good psu's.
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It's a good choice for the card, but the Silverstone Olympia 750W is cheaper than the PC P&C and just as powerful, and just as reliable.
Hmm...The Silverstone PSU is also available at Tigerdirect.com, so I could get both in one order, with free shipping on both AND it's cheaper to begin with. Thanks for pointing that one out.
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Who in their right mind would purchase a Silencer 750 and an eVGA 8800GTS 320?


Takes a peek in my system specs..............
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Hmm...The Silverstone PSU is also available at Tigerdirect.com, so I could get both in one order, with free shipping on both AND it's cheaper to begin with. Thanks for pointing that one out.
The Olympias really are great PSUs. I was originally bummed because the 750W was only $10 more than my 650W was, but then I remembered that the 650W was way more power than I needed anyway.
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Who in their right mind would purchase a Silencer 750 and an eVGA 8800GTS 320?


Takes a peek in my system specs..............
HAHA, you had me goin for a second....Thanks for the reassurance.
post #8 of 20
Wait a minute......

#1. Order from PCP&C directly, not only do you get better customer service if you ever need to call them, companies always like people who order directly. But because its only $169
http://www.pcpower.com/products/view....php?show=S75Q

I love my Silencer, its so quiet, its not even funny. from idle, to full load, my 12v rail doesn't budge .01v, take in mind this is using software analysis of voltages so they are most likely incorrect anyways. And, I absolutely love the copper color, it matches Thermaltake's orange and Ballistix's yellow perfectly.

#2. Why not order your eVGA through newegg? Its $259.99....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
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post #9 of 20
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The Olympias really are great PSUs. I was originally bummed because the 750W was only $10 more than my 650W was, but then I remembered that the 650W was way more power than I needed anyway.
lol. Do you think that the 750 watt is over doing it for my system as well? I thought that at first but theres just so much advertising everywhere about always needing more...I even tried one of those calculators and it spat out some seemingly outrageous number, but since I'm no electrician, I just went with it.
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lol. Do you think that the 750 watt is over doing it for my system as well? I thought that at first but theres just so much advertising everywhere about always needing more...I even tried one of those calculators and it spat out some seemingly outrageous number, but since I'm no electrician, I just went with it.
You can never trust online power calculators, but either the 650 or the 750 would be fine.

And intervention, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256016
$150 plus less than $10 shipping.
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