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Well, I'm trying to squeeze a few more years of life out of my 6 year old sig rig bellow. Now while normally I am an ATI user, I can get either of these cards for $99, and price wins out. As it says, I only have a 350w power supply. I've heard that this will be no problem for the 8800GS, but when i can get the GT for the same price, I want to make sure that I am not missing out. Thanks for any help you have to offer.
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I dont think you will able to run either on your particular psu. But I would deffo pick up that 8800GT, cause when you will have your new build (whenever), you'l have a beefy gpu.
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Since they are based on the same GPU, aka the G92, they are likely to consume more or less the same amount of power. For low power consumption a 3850 may fare better tho.
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You most likely will need a new PSU with either of those cards unless its a really good one. I would get the 8800GT over the 8800GS anyday.
    
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Originally Posted by Lemondrips View Post
You most likely will need a new PSU with either of those cards unless its a really good one. I would get the 8800GT over the 8800GS anyday.
It's and old dell, so upgrading the psu is probably out of the question. I'm building a new rig later this summer(probably ATI powered, sorry guys) and this one is going to my little brother. The x800 isn't shader model 3 and starting to struggle so I'm just looking for upgrades.

I'll also look into the HD3850, but that $90 price tag is hard to ignore. Thanks for all the help guys.
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30 amps for $30 (after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371006

If I remember correctly the 8400 uses a standard ATX psu.
check here to verify:
http://www.dellcommunity.com/support...d.id=dim_upghw
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Well, I poked around the dell community website and have found several cases of people saying the 8800GS and the 8800GT will be able to be powered by the supplied psu.

And at the bottom of this thread is a case of a happy new 8800GT user with the stock psu. Thanks for suggesting that site; Lots of good info there. Thanks again to all you who helped out!
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One last thing, the 8800 GT/S have some issues with some mobos that do not support PCIe 2.0, you might want to check it out for your mobo if it's the case.
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post #9 of 9
My old Dell E521 ran my 8800GT just fine.
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