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Thank you for helping me prove my point. The first card is my primary choice right now since it is good but very inexpensive.

However if you check EVGA's site, the second one needs 22A on the +12v, while I only have 18
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Oh, I am so sorry about that. Well I decided I'll stick with my PSU.

I was just looking at the 8600GTS w/512MB and it needs +22A .

Which would be better, a GT w/512MB or GTS w/256MB?
Neither of those cores really has sufficient horsepower to make 512MB have much practical value. I'd say the GTS would be the better choice.
    
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Neither of those cores really has sufficient horsepower to make 512MB have much practical value. I'd say the GTS would be the better choice.
on a 15in screen you arn't going to need 512mb of ram. a 8800gt will run most games at that resolution
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The 3850 is roughly the same performance as the 8800gts 320 and is about the same price too. It also uses significantly less power on account of newer technology and die shrink.
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post #15 of 64
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And my nightmare comes true...anything from EVGA thats 8600GTS is 22A or more .
and to add to that, an 8600GT w/512mb is also 22A from EVGA.

So I need an 8600GT w/256 MB. So far this is the one.

I checked XFX's site and couldn't find how much power each card needs, does anybody know where i can find out that info?
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on a 15in screen you arn't going to need 512mb of ram. a 8800gt will run most games at that resolution
Well I'm almost sure I'm going to get a bigger monitor (22" at least) soon. And as I said I can only get 256 so will that be enough for a big monitor like that?

And Jaclipse, I perfer nvidia, sorry.
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post #17 of 64
If you need low power consumption maybe this one is a good deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102715R

It will blow the 8600GTS away. Or choose to be a thief of your own wallet, I'm always neutral when it comes to brands and this was the best I could come up with

Else I would recommend a 9600GT but that's just a tad above your budget.
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Theres a 3850 in the for sale section.http://www.overclock.net/sale/317715...850-512mb.html I guarantee you this will anihillate any 8600 series card
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post #19 of 64
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I prefer sticking to Nvidia since I know those cards so well.

And Acoma Andy, 9600gt cards need 26A...
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I'll say it again:
Neither of those cores really has sufficient horsepower to make 512MB have much practical value.

I'm referring the 8600GT and 8600GTS. I have NO IDEA why anybody is even bringing UP higher-end cards, they are out of the OP's price range and power supply capabilities.

The monitor size is irrelevant to the above equation.

And mfg specs not withstanding, I would frankly be SHOCKED if one could not run ANY 8600GT (256/512) on an 18A 12V rail, especially since we're talking single-core CPU. After further considering my earlier rec, the GTS on the other hand, may not be happy with that amount of juice. Plus it requires a 6-pin connector (if my memory serves) which a PSU with 18A single 12V rail would not be likely to have.

So ... 8600GT 256MB is my recommendation. And start saving for a new PSU. Chances are you have one of the OLD PSU's that were designed in the days when the CPU used to run on the 5V rail ... tell me, what is the 5V rail rated at? If it's like 25A+, I can tell you with certainty that it's NOT really a proper power supply for an A64 or anything that's come out since ...
    
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