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Looking in to buying my first graphic card, and I need a power supply.

Here are the combos I have found
http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDea...Power-Supplies

my graphics card slot is a PCIE x16
any suggestions what combo would be best for a $300 budget?

Thanks for the help.
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1000GB SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology win 7 Hannspree 19"x14" 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1000GB SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology win 7 Hannspree 19"x14" 
PowerCase
needed AZZA Hurrican 2000 TX Full Tower 
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What does the rest of the system look like? What kind of display setup are you going to be using? What games do you play?

Just as a shot in the dark, for your budget, if you're sticking with a single 1080p display or lower, I would choose any of the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613606
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613588
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613612

Granted, every power supply chosen above is going to be massive overkill if you're sticking with a Q6700 based system, but they are all quality units that will last you quite a long while and can even be carried over into future builds. One of them (the Corsair HX-750) is even modular too, which may or may not be important to you for aesthetic purposes.

Hope this helps.
     
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Ive been adding my specs to my build sig as I go. I'm going to have a lot of room to play with in my new tower. My motherboard only has a pci e 1.1 x16 vid slot. So I'm trying to figure out if a 2.1 vid card will fry it lol Would hate to have to buy a new motherboard for a good vid card, thoughts?

The games I play are high end mmo graphics, Rift, etc.

I want to get a 30" display in the future.
Edited by venture08 - 4/1/11 at 3:07pm
first build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 IPIBL-LB / M-ATX EVGA GeForce GTX 570 4096MB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1000GB SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology win 7 Hannspree 19"x14" 
PowerCase
needed AZZA Hurrican 2000 TX Full Tower 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 IPIBL-LB / M-ATX EVGA GeForce GTX 570 4096MB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1000GB SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology win 7 Hannspree 19"x14" 
PowerCase
needed AZZA Hurrican 2000 TX Full Tower 
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You should not have a problem with the PCI-e slot being 1.1. It just means that the bandwidth for the card is not as great as 2.0. Current generation cards don't really even fully saturate the 2.0 slots anyway, so as long as your 1.1 slot is running at 16X there will be next to no difference.

A single GTX 570 is a great card and will do well with resolutions at 1080p or smaller. When you get to 30" monitors with a native resolution of 2560x1600, it's a whole different beast altogether. Some people have had no issues running a single GTX 570 or 580, but for others, they require more than one GPU to get the job done. So it depends on your preferences and standards for performance, as well as what games you play.

I have no direct knowledge myself of how Rift plays as it isn't my type of game, however, I'm sure you should be able to find benchmarks and reviews across the Web. Maybe someone who actually plays it can chime in on how performance is, more or less.

In the event you decide to go with a multi-GPU setup, are you planning on switching to a new platform (ie. CPU, motherboard, and RAM)?
     
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