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Hi, i was aiming for a 8800GT, then went down to a 9600GT, then realised it wasnt gonna happen because that meant getting a new PSU and my parents aint let me pawn off my PS2 for the money.

So, im wondering if the 8600GTS 512MB will be able to play CoD4, Gears of War and Crysis(of course on mid settings)? I want some sooth gameplay but still looking pretty good. I know the 8800GT rapes the 8600GTS so dont go off at me please. Which is a better choice out of those cards? The HD3650 or the 8600GTS? HD3650 ill get in 512MB if it does come in.

Also, would the 8600GTS run on my PSU its got 550W power and 17A on the 12v rail :/ **** so low. But would it run, thats all im concerned about.

I just wanna play games, ill list em below, i will sarifice SOME visual effects for performance, im an easy man jokes:

-Oblivion with HDR, or bloom, all effects on high at a res of 1024 or 800x600
-Gears of War on high or maybe set some settings lower.
-Crysis on mid.
-CoD4 on high or maybe some settings lowered.
-Test Drive Unlimited on high with HDR on.
-BF2142 on all maxed, maybe some lowered if it gets too much.
-ETQW all maxed, again maybe some lowered.
-old favourite, Doom 3 on ultra quality.

My big question is should my power supply be able to handle the power requirements? Also, would the equivalent of the 8600GTS for ATI be a better choice? Or would even a high end 7 series be beter?
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9600gt is fine on a 550W PSU.

But between the 8600gts and 3650 i personally believe that the gts will do better espicially if you get an overclocked version.

My HP comp sucks too >
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Originally Posted by dieanotherday View Post
9600gt is fine on a 550W PSU.

But between the 8600gts and 3650 i personally believe that the gts will do better espicially if you get an overclocked version.

My HP comp sucks too >
He only has 17A.

Granted, the 8600 recommends 18A... But they usually overshoot that, so you should be fine.
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Your PSU is fine these cards. Both 8600GTS and HD3605 have simliar performance. 8600GTS is OC version of 8600GT. Don't know about your budget, if you can spend $100, 8800GS is worthy to take a look. Of cause, 8800GT, G92 8800GTS and HD3870 are good but price is around $200

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/E...800_GS/20.html
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linskingdom;Don't know about your budget, if you can spend $100.is worthy to take a look.
8800GS

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/E...800_GS/20.html

Agree.
 
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Out of those two, probabably the 8600GTS. I'm running one now and lemme tell you, it gets EXTREMELY hot. Its not uncommon for me to get in the 80s'90s while gaming. I also hit 99*C, once while Artifact Testing, then again, i had a 25% OC going on :-D tee hee hee. If you are luck as me, youll get an overclocking BEASTE!
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it should run those games at your mentioned settings without any problems but 8600gts also requires an external power connector.my friend has a 8600gt and plays all the games you mentioned quite easily and it doesn't require a power connector too.
    
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