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I'm looking at the EVGA 8800GTS w/320MB for only $115, any input on that? and will that mem be enough if I plan to get a 22" monitor?
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Glad you got the whole psu issue worked out. 320mb is not enough for a 22" monitor. 512mb is the way to go, so either the 8800gt or the 8800gts.
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Glad you got the whole psu issue worked out. 320mb is not enough for a 22" monitor. 512mb is the way to go, so either the 8800gt or the 8800gts.
Oh ok, can you help me find one of those cards w/512mb thats under $125 please?
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If you still need a card, i can sell you my 8600GTS 512MB.
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Sorry I don't like to buy used things. Thanks for the offer though.
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from the very first page i was reading this thread i was thinking to myself, 'this guy doesnt know that its the combined amperage that matters, and when hes gonna find out hes gna jump out the window' . heh pretty much what happened. and you can get 9600GTs for $135 (after MIR) although may not be evga or xfx. but if you have 200 to spend then 8800GT is the way to go.
    
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from the very first page i was reading this thread i was thinking to myself, 'this guy doesnt know that its the combined amperage that matters, and when hes gonna find out hes gna jump out the window' . heh pretty much what happened. and you can get 9600GTs for $135 (after MIR) although may not be evga or xfx. but if you have 200 to spend then 8800GT is the way to go.
Ha you were right. I'm still unconvinced about that though because I called ULTRA and asked specifically about my PSU and they said nope its only the 18A...
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http://www.ultraproducts.com/product...&productID=383

if that^ is your PSU then u have 34A on the 12V rail


EDIT: THATS AN SLI CERTIFIED PSU !!!
    
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That is my power supply, and what does SLI certified make a difference for? (I only have one PCI-E slot)
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Ok, this post might be a bit off topic but I need some advice. As you can see I only have Athlon 64, a 15" monitor and 7300GS card (all of which are not good enough). I want to upgrade all of them but I am a kid and money is my #1 factor here. I need help deciding, what should I upgrade first, my card, monitor, or processor.

With my processor I have two options- stick with AMD and get 2.6ghz X2, or something around that) for about $100, or buy a new mobo and get core2duo or quad, which will both really be expensive. Will X2 be good enough for me since I only do some light gaming?

Second is my card, which we're discussing in this forum.

And third is monitor. As I have said I plan to get 22" and hopefully under $250, but I'm hesitant to buy it now with my weak card.

I can only buy one thing at a time so if I buy for example X2 now, I won't be able to ugprade my card for a couple months.

I need some opinions on which upgrade is most important considering my CPU and GC as of now.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks in advance.
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