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Okay, round two with the questions on ATI cards. I was looking around some more for video cards and stumbled on the 4850X2 2GB. It looks like a nice card. My questions are: 'Is this card worth upgrading to from a 8800 GT,' and 'Can my PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 run this card?'

Thanks,
Salt

Edit:
Almost forgot, here is the link to the card I was looking at.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102809
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A huge upgrade over an 8800gt. Although if I were you I would wait tell the end of january to see how Nvidia's new cards shake up the pricing on some of the high end. A 4850x2 1gb is can be as much as twice as fast then a vanilla 8800gt.
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A huge upgrade over an 8800gt. Although if I were you I would wait tell the end of january to see how Nvidia's new cards shake up the pricing on some of the high end. A 4850x2 1gb is can be as much as twice as fast then a vanilla 8800gt.
Interesting, but what about the card I posted? And would it be okay to run with my PSU?
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Interesting, but what about the card I posted? And would it be okay to run with my PSU?
Certainly will be fine.
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It looks like the 4870's are falling in price, and the GTX280/260 is probably bound to go down with it.

I would personally say if you have an 8800GT already stick with it, and see what's coming in the next few months (I think both NV and ATI are planning to debut some new cards.)

if you already have a 600W PSU you'll be absolutely fine with the new card though should you choose to go that route.
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