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Most likely won't work. Dell's PSU is usually cheap. That PSU will be lucky to have 12A on it. Don't know the case is ATX or mtax without model. If atx, get a $32 Antec EarthWatts 380w for it. You can use 8600GT and keep that PSU but 8600GT and 9600GT is huge different.
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8600gt works without a power connector so its max power usage can be 75W.
it would do crysis dx9 medium easily at 1280 res but his cpu would be the biggest problem,as soon as someone opens fire the framerates will take a nosedive.i can tell that from experience.
    
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PNY 8600GT

EVGA 8600GT

...

There are alot on new egg.
He can't overclock them by the way.

What would be better? 1 of the cards I just listed above or 2 cheaper 8600GT in SLi or a 7800GTX? Would a 7800GTX work on his PSU?

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8600gt works without a power connector so its max power usage can be 75W.
it would do crysis dx9 medium easily at 1280 res but his cpu would be the biggest problem,as soon as someone opens fire the framerates will take a nosedive.i can tell that from experience
I dont know about that - my brother has a Pentium 4 @ 2.60Ghz and an 8800GT and he plays Crysis pretty good on high.
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post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
PNY 8600GT

EVGA 8600GT

...

There are alot on new egg.
He can't overclock them by the way.

What would be better? 1 of the cards I just listed above or 2 cheaper 8600GT in SLi or a 7800GTX? Would a 7800GTX work on his PSU?

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I dont know about that - my brother has a Pentium 4 @ 2.60Ghz and an 8800GT and he plays Crysis pretty good on high.
highly doubt if 7800gtx would work with 90W power and SLI'ing 8600gt would work decently.512mb gddr3 on 8600gt at that price is good enough.
and crysis was barely playable with my p4 3G and hd3870,too choppy to aim and play and my friend with a p4 and 8600gt can pull decent fps on high until some ai shows up.
    
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*sigh*

I hate choices especially when they important.

NewEgg

Here is a list of their 8600GT....

Either I pick one of the higher priced ones or I choose one of the lower priced ones and SLi them. Can't breach $200....
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post #16 of 28
8600gt's max power draw is around 40-45W,so SLI'ing it may be pushing it a bit.i would say if his mobo supports c2d,a cheap pentium dual core and an 8600gt 512 mb would work best.
    
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Get the Thermaltake psu dedicated for gfx cards that you can put in an optical drive bay. Works great with my family's HP when we put a 7900GT in it....heck it even worked with the stock psu (350w), but I didn't want to risk burning it out or something...
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8600GT? Would it work with the PSU?
How good would that do Crysis DX9? Medium?
I had a q6600 with a 8600GT and the game ran on medium, but not very well. It ran kinda laggy and the FPS weren't very good. It wasn't a very good gaming experience for my liking, so I promptly bought a 8800GT instead
my monitor is running at 1400x900
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I had a q6600 with a 8600GT and the game ran on medium, but not very well. It ran kinda laggy and the FPS weren't very good. It wasn't very good gaming experience for my likeing, so I promptly bought a 8800GT
my monitor is running at 1400x900
the 8800GT ownz...DX9 all settings max, 1680x1050 noAA ~30fps
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the 8800GT ownz...DX9 all settings max, 1680x1050 noAA ~30fps
yeah i love it, Crysis runs beautifully now
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