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Might buy it off a buddy for $130,Im not a big Gamer,I play Halo every now and then,and i do some Cinema 4d modeling...i mean Right now i have a raedon x300....and it really phails...so this will be a BIG upgrade


my Res. is at 1280x1024,what wattage power supply would be efficient for this card and a q6600 on a Ds3R?

Overclock'ablity?

all in all,is it a good buy for $130?


thanks in advance.

much appreciated.
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8800GTS for that price is a steal

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX would serve you good.
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Lowest price I can see on newegg is $185, so yea looks to be a good deal. With the EVGA model sitting at $189. Tis a massive upgrade from your current hardware. You'll be more than happy with it at your res, one question what PSU do you currently have?
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Lowest price I can see on newegg is $185, so yea looks to be a good deal. With the EVGA model sitting at £189. Tis a massive upgrade from your current hardware. You'll be more than happy with it at your res, one question what PSU do you currently have?

well im picking up a p180 tomorrow,and the guy throw in an Ultra V-series 400W for free,but i don't think that will be efficient enough.

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8800GTS for that price is a steal

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX would serve you good.
that sure looks nice,is it worth spending alot of money on psu,or would it be better to invest the money in quality RAM,or other stuff.

i was thinking a PSU around 60-70 bones ...but if i had to,i would just wait and pay 100 for that corsair.

520w is sufficient?



Would this 9600 be a better investment?

http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA9602873
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520w is sufficient?



Would this 9600 be a better investment?

http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA9602873
Yes, and yes.
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Well you need a quality PSU to protect all your PC components.

If you're on budget I'd recommend Antec EarthWatts EA 500, or you could use Ultra V-series (400 Watts is sufficient, I dunno how efficient is it though) for a while with no OC till you save up for CORSAIR.

@ RaiDer: 9600GT is less powerful than 8800GTS.
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Yes, and yes.

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Well you need a quality PSU to protect all your PC components.

If you're on budget I'd recommend Antec EarthWatts EA 500, or you could use Ultra V-series (400 Watts is sufficient, I dunno how efficient is it though) for a while with no OC till you save up for CORSAIR.

@ RaiDer: 9600GT is less powerful than 8800GTS.

ahh i hate contradiction!..but i think i will stick with the 8 series,i don't want to deal with shipping and the chance of a dud,or fitment issues since the thing is the size a boot.

I will try to use the Ultra,until i save up enough to upgrade,but if i notice any kind of issues i will stop usage...is there a chance of me killing my hardware (Gpu,Cpu,Mobo)?
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The 400w power supply WILL NOT be big enough for an 8800 or a 9600.

The 9600GT will be better than a G80 GTS. The G92 GTS (512MB) will be better than the 9600GT, however that's not what you're looking at. I'd say go ahead and get the G80 320MB. Its a good card, and that price isn't too bad at all ($130). But you WILL need a better power supply for it. And yes, if the power supply fails, it can take anything that's plugged into it with it. Better be safe than sorry.
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I've just read a review on the Ultra V Series, it seems pretty decent.

Again, you would have to trust your own judgment.
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The 400w power supply WILL NOT be big enough for an 8800 or a 9600.

The 9600GT will be better than a G80 GTS. The G92 GTS (512MB) will be better than the 9600GT, however that's not what you're looking at. I'd say go ahead and get the G80 320MB. Its a good card, and that price isn't too bad at all ($130). But you WILL need a better power supply for it. And yes, if the power supply fails, it can take anything that's plugged into it with it. Better be safe than sorry.
yea i think im going to stick with the 8800gts.

"And yes, if the power supply fails, it can take anything that's plugged into it with it"

that is WAY to scary to even think about plugging in that power supply!

i wont boot up until i get a better Psu

anyone have a decent one for sale?
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